Welcome to the heart of the American textile industry , welcome to North Carolina – that was the message at this year’s edition of Techtextil North America from 26-28 February 2019. Moving the show back to the south-east of the country – after Chicago in 2017 and Atlanta in 2018 – was a decision that has proven very popular among the industry. At its new location in Raleigh, the only trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in North America welcomed 165 exhibitors. The total number of visitors increased to 3,185 from 32 countries – exactly double the number of nations that attended in 2017 before the relocation.
The fringe programme also offered countless highlights. “The Lab”, for example, a new addition to Techtextil North America, offered short sessions and hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment and technology used in textile testing and standards. And the “Student Research Poster Program” made a successful return in 2019: the 61 participants – more than ever before – included research students from various universities throughout the country. Participants had the opportunity to share their research findings with peers and potential employers on the show floor each day. A handful of students was given the opportunity to present their research to a captive audience during the three days of Tech Talks. “The textiles industry has a really exciting future and I couldn’t be more excited to join it as an early career professional,” said an enthusiastic Daniel Christe, a recent graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
The 2018 edition of Techtextil North America at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta was a resounding success. In three categories, it has now been named by Trade Show Executive as one of the 50 fastest growing shows of 2018. Texprocess Americas, which took place at the same time, also received a distinction in one category. The next editions of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will be returning to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center from 12-14 May 2020.
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Press Release: Techtextil North America Experiences Record Growth in 2019 Edition
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