SPESA, Messe Frankfurt to Team, Launch New Trade Show, Texprocess Americas, Beginning in 2012

Trade organizations Messe Frankfurt USA and SPESA announced yesterday that they have have concluded agreements to co-produce and launch Texprocess Americas in Atlanta, April 24 - 26, 2012.

According to the organizers, Texprocess Americas will provide a platform for leading international manufacturers to present their latest machines, plant, processing, IT systems and services for making up textiles and other flexible materials.

Texprocess Americas will take place every even year alongside Techtextil North America which is holding its upcoming show in Atlanta alongside SPESA Expo on May 18-20 of this year.

"Texprocess Americas will incorporate SPESA EXPO to bring to the Americas the largest and best sewn products and equipment trade show of its kind," the two companies said in an April 21 press release.

According to the companies, the collaboration between SPESA and Messe Frankfurt USA to co-produce Texprocess Americas "will provide sewn products suppliers an even larger, and wider reaching opportunity to showcase their products and services."

Texprocess Americas will be the second show launched under the Texprocess brand in the Messe Frankfurt tradeshow portfolio, along with Texprocess in Europe.

David Audrain, president of Messe Frankfurt USA said "building upon the launch of Texprocess in Europe we believe that the combination of Texprocess Americas (in partnership with SPESA) and Texprocess will position the Texprocess brand as the most important series of events in the processing of textiles and flexible materials. We look forward to expanding our excellent relationship with SPESA."

"Our capacity to meet the challenges of today rests more and more upon partnerships with others in a spirit of teamworkâ╬ forward thinking, innovative people who can cross boundaries, collaborate, and form partnerships to foster growth within the sewn products industry," said Frank Henderson, SPESA chairman and president of Henderson Sewing Machine.

Founded in 1990, SPESA is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear and industrial textiles.

"As the only trade association in the U.S. that solely represents suppliers to the sewn products industry, SPESA's primary goal is to provide value to our members and their customers. The agreement between SPESA and Messe Frankfurt to co-produce Texprocess Americas will not only benefit our members but will help both suppliers and their customers achieve economies of scale and value-added results. We are excited about the agreement and the prospects for the future" commented Benton Gardner, president of SPESA, on the collaboration.

SPESA vice-chairman and president of [TC]2, Dr. Mike Fralix added "We are very pleased with the relationship that has been established with Messe Frankfurt and look forward to expanding the scope of SPESA's trade show capabilities through this partnership."

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