13th December 2016, Chicago, IL
The 14th edition of Techtextil North America, a leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, has opened registration. The show, which will be held from 20-22 June 2017 at the McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL, will be co-located with The Future of Composites in Construction, powered by JEC Group.
The co-location is projected to draw visitors from top industry executives, buyers, designers, engineers, technical directors, plant managers, product development managers, media and more, organisers report.
“Techtextil North America and The Future of Composites in Construction, powered by JEC Group will again co-locate in 2017. We’re excited to bring the platform that connects the technical textile and composite industries to the city of Chicago,” said Kristy Meade, Show Director – Technical Shows: Textiles, Sewn Products, Equipment and Technology - Messe Frankfurt.
With exhibitors from around the world, this event will bring decision makers from the major industries that touch technical textiles, nonwovens, and composites together in one place to experience the latest innovation. The 2015 show in Houston, TX, hosted 145 exhibitors from 18 countries, attracting over 2,800 visitors.
A must visit show floor attraction is the annual Graduate Student Poster Program Posters. Graduate students from around the world will have a platform to share their research findings with peers and potential employers. Students will present their research in front of audience during the three days of symposiums, as well as during other show floor events.
Tech Talks powered by the Nonwoven’s Institute is a new programme to Techtextil North America. The Nonwoven’s Institute will be hosting Tech Talks each day on the show floor, discussing topics such as geosynthetics, filtration, and more. Top industry experts will be speaking on these subjects.
Another show highlight is the Global Booth that is located on the show floor. Visitors to the booth can learn more about other shows that Messe Frankfurt organizes around the world.
During the three-day Premier Symposium, held concurrently with the show floor, more than 25 expert speakers will present.
The Techtextil North America Symposium sessions will be moderated by top members of the industry. Visitors will hear from elite speakers who understand how the latest trends in technical textiles will enhance and expand their business.
By participating in the following sessions visitors will deepen their knowledge of what is brewing in the industry: Textiles in the Connected Car Ecosystem; Optimizing the design and fabrication of functional fabrics; Smart Textile Product Design; The Technical Textile Industry Talent Challenge; and Part 1. Standards and Certification - Trade Facilitators; Part 2. From Lifestyle Equipment to Medical Devices – Standards and Regulatory Expectations.