You, me, Atlanta. Be there. April 24-26

Another reminder of the upcoming trade shows in Atlanta -Texprocess and TechTextil. This show is to buy everything used in the manufacturing process. Things like sewing machines, pressing equipment, software, dress forms, you name it. This show is only held every other year so it’s not as though you could catch up next year.

When: April 24-26, 2012, 10-5PM (24-25), 10-3PM (26th)
Where: Atlanta GA USA. The convention center, naturally.
Exhibitor’s list Texprocess (the machines and such)
Exhibitor’s list TechTextil (technical fabrics*, pdf)

There is also an awesome interactive floor plan map. I mean awesome -with one MAJOR flaw. It can’t be read on an iPad! Whatever were they thinking? If there is one thing that should be iPad accessible, that would be a trade show floor map. I emailed them, maybe it will be fixed in time for the show.

If you are going, be sure to let us know by adding yourself to the list so we can coordinate meet ups and ride share from the airport although one can take the train too. For my part, I’m hoping someone will have a car because I need to go to Trader Joe’s, the concessions at the show are not vegetarian friendly so I have to bring a lunch. Actually, the food didn’t look so great last time so you might want to bag it too.

If you’re not a forum member, we will wait for 30 minutes after the show closes each day in the foyer at the top of the escalator. You will find it. You’ll know it’s us because we will have some kind of flair on our badges. In 2010, we had holographic star stickers.

If it matters to you, most of us who have posted our itineraries are staying at the Omni -not that you need to of course. It is pricey. I remember when Atlanta cost a lot less. You know, back when most of you weren’t born yet. Seriously, it was still affordable in the late 90’s for what was then the Bobbin Show -the largest trade show in the world.

*This is not the show to source fabrics for a fashion line. It is the technical side of textiles. Testing, guts, all of that.

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  1. frieda says:

    The floorplan is in adobe flash, they probably can’t make that run on an i-anything, wether phone nor pad, at least not without installing additional softwareon the device. It is simply not supported by apple. Works quite ok on android devices, though.

  2. Lisa Blank says:

    I agree that the food was not appetizing regardless of whether you eat meat. I tried it once and after that chose to make the long walk out of the convention center to the food court at the mall across the street. The time it took was worth it to get a salad, etc.

  3. Lisa Bloodgood says:

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be going again this year! Last year was so cool but the only things I had money for were food (not great at the convention, but I did get to have Chik-Fil-A for the first time) and the ticket and some souvenirs at the Georgia Aquarium a stone’s throw from the Georgia World Congress Center.

  4. Kathleen says:

    No more Bobbin show (you’re telling your age!). It was replaced by the SPESA show, then that was bought out by Messe Frankfurt and now they put on the TexProcess show. I love Messe Frankfurt btw, they’re a very professional trade show organizer. Germans. Go figure, eh?

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