Event organisers in the US on Tuesday issued a statement to quash Brazilian promoters who they say are "improperly claiming a show of the Americas that does not exist and does not have international support."

The American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) and Textile Hall Corporation (THC), the two companies behind the American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International (ATME-I), which is transforming to MegaTex Show of the Americas, are urging "interests in Brazil" to "cease and desist misleading the world textile community."

They say: "Clearly, the exaggerated claims are being disseminated by an isolated few from Brazil. There is no basis for their claims of delivering "the largest textile machinery trade fair of the Americas."

MegaTex will take place in Greenville, South Carolina, from 13-17 September 2004.