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In conversation with Messe Frankfurt’s Sabine Scharrer

Innovation in Textiles’ Marie O’Mahony talks to the new Show Director of Techtextil and Texprocess.

29th May 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Frankfurt, Germany

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

As Techtextil and Texprocess celebrates a milestone edition, Sabine Scharrer has taken the helm. Meeting her at the show, Marie O’Mahony took the opportunity to get her take on the fair’s evolution, looking at some of the current and future trends and focus areas.

Marie O’Mahony (M. O’M): Thank you for taking the time to give this interview Sabine.  Although you have been with Messe Frankfurt GmbH for 27 years, this is your first Techtextil/Texprocess in Frankfurt as Show Director.  As the event celebrates its 20th anniversary, what do you see as the key to its longevity?   

Sabine Scharrer (S.S): Personal encounters are valued more than ever today. Trade fairs are essential for business contacts, sales success, industry exchange and information for companies worldwide. At Techtextil and Texprocess, we support companies on their way into the future. The leading trade fairs reflect the enormous global innovative strength of the industries. Many developments are presented to the global public for the first time here. These textile innovations are important game changers for many other industries. Participants will find the right partners and solutions to make their companies fit for the future.

What is special about Techtextil is that it covers a globally unique spectrum. From textile production machinery to fibres and yarns, technical textiles, nonwovens, coated textiles, functional apparel textiles and smart textiles. This gives visitors a unique overview of the global industry. Techtextil offers solutions for all industries in twelve application areas - from products for the medical sector to developments for shoe or clothing production or architecture. Visitors to Techtextil will find highly customised solutions for their specific application. This is what makes these leading trade fairs so attractive and explains the key to their longevity.

Read the full interview on Innovation in Textiles

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