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Advisory Council for world-class symposiums announced

Co-located Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas return to Atlanta with interactive, educational programming.

6th November 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Atlanta, GA

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Co-located Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas return to Atlanta with interactive, educational programming facilitated by leading industry experts from across the globe. Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt has announced a list of names of Advisory Council Board members for both shows.

The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas will be held from 22-24 May 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Industry experts will gather together for the Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Symposiums to share their research and advancements with visitors from across the globe.

Symposium programmes

The events are once again co-located on one show floor, creating a dynamic synergy for exhibitors and visitors alike. Visitors will have access to a vast array of products, technologies and solutions from areas in technical textiles, durable nonwovens, sewn product equipment, software, and more.

The 2018 Symposium programmes are currently being developed by leading industry experts to provide the latest product innovations, machinery and processes across verticals – with insights into industry trends, challenges brought on by emerging technology and how to keep stride in an ever-growing, global business landscape.

The Symposiums will each run eight paid educational sessions over the course of the three-day event, with the opportunity for additional, complimentary bonus sessions to be announced in conjunction with trade show floor activities.

Advisory Council Board members

Throughout the conference, visitors will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts on topics pertaining to, but not limited to: smart textiles, advancements in nonwovens, new technology and its integration, manufacturing and reshoring, cutting and sewing floor techniques, testing and regulatory expectations, and more.

Techtextil North America Symposium Advisory Council Board members:

  • Jan Beringer, Hohenstein Institute
  • Margaret Bishop, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Magali Brown, NICCA Chemicals
  • Sam Buff, Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
  • Dr Wei Gao, North Carolina State University
  • Dr Behnam Pourdeyhimi, The Nonwovens Institute
  • Dr Gang Sun, University of California, Davis

Texprocess Americas Symposium Advisory Council Board members:

  • Mel Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Co.
  • Yoram Burg, EFI OptiTex USA, Inc.
  • Mike Fralix, [TC]²
  • Dave Gardner, SPESA
  • Ed Gribbon, Alvanon, Inc.
  • Mark Hatton, American & Efird
  • Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Inc.
  • Kilara Le, LMI Consulting
  • Nina McCormack, Dürkopp Adler America, Inc.
  • Sam Simpson, Gerber Technology, Inc.

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