Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are collaborating again to showcase new industry-pioneering technologies and trends from businesses relating to textiles, nonwovens, sewn products, and technology. With more than 350 companies from all over the world, the exhibition is happening in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 10 to 12 May 2023.

These shows have to offer a broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise accessed through a single event. “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,” says 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 programmes.”

The educational offering of the show is complemented by a variety of paid and free learning sessions via the Symposium and Tech Talks, in which professionals expand on topics related to the industry. The highly popular Symposium comprises paid sessions that give visitors the chance to receive knowledge from industry leaders as they discuss current innovation and development. Tech Talks will consist of complimentary sessions about sustainability, innovation in technology, technical design, etc.

The Career and Training Center is new to Techtextile North America this year and its current representatives at Gaston College will be available to share crucial knowledge and resources about the industry’s career prospects. Job openings will be available, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet potential employers and make their own optimised resume. A photographer will also offer services relating to personal photographs of the attendees.

In the Career and Training Center, the Sewn Products and Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) association will be starting a new training programme called “Training Takes Time” to enhance manufacturing capabilities in the Americas. This will be actualised by the Merrow Sewing Machine Company and the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), and will pay attention to mechanics, facility owners and operators. Technicians and instructors from Merrow will be there to share expertise about their jobs in the industry, and hands-on activities and augmented reality sessions will also be available. The augmented reality technology will come from ISAIC to show how it can help boost the industry and support advancement.

The Student Research Poster Program will come back this year. Innovative developments in sewn product design and manufacturing processes will be presented, and both undergraduate and graduate students will attend.

The Innovation Awards is also a new addition this year with the goal to recognise outstanding performance in research, materials, products, and other offerings. Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas visitors can see these pioneering technologies in person and learn more about them and the way they are influencing the sector.

“For the first time in more than two decades, we’re witnessing an exciting rebirth for the sewn products industry in the Western Hemisphere,” said 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 new components that foster learning, networking, and professional growth. I’m confident this is going to be the best show yet.”