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VDMA holds successful conference in the US, Mexico

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association has accomplished successful events for the textile industries in the US and Mexico. Over 80 decision-makers from the US textile, nonwoven and carpet industry and 25 leading textile machinery and accessories manufacturers participated in the VDMA textile machinery conference held this month in Charlotte (NC). The two-day event in November in Mexico City attracted nearly 450 customers and 30 textile machinery and accessories manufacturers, making it one of the most successful events of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association ever.

The conference in Mexico City was addressed by José Cohen Sitton, President, National Chamber of the Textile Industry CANAINTEX, who said German textile machinery and engineering are one of the best in the world and added that the Mexican textile industry has to invest to be on top of technology no matter what the outcome of the on-going NAFTA negotiations are.

These two events focused on customers, training session at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Textil) in Mexico City held in November aimed at future engineers. About 500 textile engineering students followed the technical presentations from 18 textile machinery and components manufacturers. In the US and Mexico, VDMA member companies presented latest production technologies from spinning to dyeing and finishing. Major topics addressed were digitalisation of the textile and textile machinery industry, higher efficiency and profitability, energy, water and material savings, new applications with growth potential such as composites and nonwovens, higher quality with measurement, control and testing devices, technical training centres.

In 2018, the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will be supporting sales and marketing of member companies through trade fairs (German pavilions), own technical conferences and B2B as well as official trade missions in the following countries: Indonesia, India, USA, Belarus, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Iran, China, Egypt.