TECHTEXTIL NORTH AMERICA & TEXPROCESS AMERICAS 2023
Rebirth of the Supply Chain in the Americas
Coming May 10 - 12 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
By Kathlyn Swantko
Expectations are high for the 2023 Editions of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas in Atlanta, Georgia USA, running from May 10th–12th. With much of the industry focusing on bringing the supply chain back to the Americas, this promises to be an exciting event!
“For the first time in more than two decades, we’re witnessing an exciting rebirth for the sewn products industry in the Western Hemisphere,” explains Michael McDonald, President of SPESA. “Attending Texprocess Americas, the largest show of its kind in North, Central, and South America, is the first step for industry players to be a part of this massive movement in reshoring, nearshoring, and regional collaboration. The 2023 edition of the show is aiming to elevate attendee experience even more by adding in new components that foster learning, networking, and professional growth. I’m confident this is going to be the best show yet.”
The co-located shows, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, aim to bring decision makers from all of the major industries that touch technical textiles, nonwovens, sewn products, equipment and technology together in one place to experience the latest innovations. The unified platform will host more than 350 companies from over 30 countries.
“The industry is rapidly evolving, and we’re excited for attendees and exhibitors of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas to have a front row seat to the action,” adds Kristy Meade, Vice President of Technical Textiles & Technology Shows for Messe Frankfurt, Inc. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring that this year’s show offers meaningful exhibitor and attendee experiences through a host of new show features. We continue to track new trends, technologies, and developments across the industry and bring them to the forefront through comprehensive education and programs.”
Some of the key programs outlined below feature a variety of networking and learning opportunities for those attending the show.
Tech Talks will feature a line-up of complimentary presentations focused on sustainability, empowering and growing workforces with technology, next generation of technical designers and more. This highly acclaimed symposium will give visitors the opportunity to listen and learn from industry leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology.
Career and Training Center, a new addition this year, will be a gathering spot for attendees to view job openings posted by exhibiting companies, meet perspective employers, and craft the perfect resume. The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College will share valuable resources related to the industry’s career landscape, networking tips, etc. A new training program, “Training Takes Time”, launched by the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), will be brought to life by Merrow Sewing Machine Company and the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), and will focus on training mechanics, operators, and facility owners to help scale the industry and support growth in the Americas.
Student Research Poster Program, features the latest scientific developments in sewn product design and manufacturing. This program attracts students involved in both undergraduate and graduate-level research and textile innovation. •
Innovation Awards, a new addition this year will honor outstanding performance in the fields of research, new materials, products, and technologies. • Opening Night Reception will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 6 to 10pm at the Delta Sky360o Club in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Attendees will enjoy an exciting night of networking, entertainment, food, and an open bar.
More information about Show Features along with information on how to register for the Symposium, Career & Training sessions can be found for Texprocess Americas here and for Techtextil North America here.
Techtextil North America
Techtextil North America is Incorporated with ATME-I.
Texprocess Americas is Co-produced by SPESA.