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March 3, 2021

Techtextil and Texprocess Americas announce scheduling shift

By Hannah Abdulla

Co-located events Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will change their event cycle and shift permanently to odd years after the 2022 editions.

The shows’ 2020 editions were halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisers have announced the largest co-located event for technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products, technology, and equipment in the Americas will next be held 17-19 May 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond 2022, however, due to a shift of the events’ parent shows – Techtextil and Texprocess Frankfurt – to an even-year cycle, the North American editions will also undergo a cycle change, with the subsequent events scheduled for 10-13 May 2023 in Atlanta, and remaining in the odd year thereafter.

“The shift in cycle for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas may take some getting used to,” said Kristy Meade, group show director – Technical Shows at Messe Frankfurt North America. “But given the changes being made in Frankfurt in response to the pandemic, we must act with the best interest of the industry in mind. As the premier events for the textile and sewn products industries, we know that many companies rely on a presence at our shows for global exposure; hosting the Frankfurt and North American events within the same calendar year would make it hard for many companies to participate in both, and the last thing we want to do is limit our customers’ ability to do business.”

Michael McDonald, president, The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), added: “Two of the most important lessons we learned this past year are that nothing can replace the value of live trade shows when it comes to making personal connections and that the ability to adapt is key to success. SPESA is excited to welcome our members and the entire sewn products industry to Atlanta once again for Texprocess Americas 2022 and again in 2023 as we pivot to a new odd-year show cycle. We look forward to many more successful shows in the future. We are confident that making the switch to odd years will allow Texprocess Americas to continue to be the best equipment trade show in the Americas and an invaluable resource for our industry.” 

This cycle change will also affect Techtextil North America’s standalone event, which will switch to an even-year cycle starting in 2024. The next edition will take place 23-25 August 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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