ATME-I MEGATEX – American Textile Machinery Exhibition International is the largest show of its kind in the Americas. It draws buyers of textile equipment and services to see the very best textile manufacturing technology in the world, from all parts of the textile manufacturing chain.
Current economic, effiency and ‘green’ challenges facing the industry provide a great platform for exhibitors and visitors alike; both are open to new innovations, solutions, technologies and markets.
The roots of this long-established show can be traced back to 1915, when the first Southern Textile Exposition was held in Greenville, SC. In 1969, the show joined forces with the American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) to become the first American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International® (ATME-I®). Still located at Greenville’s Palmetto Expo Center, the show’s growth was so rapid that within four years a “two-show” format every three years had to be adopted. The show continued to grow and it became clear that a new venue would be required.
With this long history and tradition, ATME-I® moved to Atlanta, GA, in 2006 to take up residence at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta’s premier exhibition facility. This venue is nearly four times the size of the Palmetto, allowing the show to reunite into one all-inclusive event at an expo center that can truly do it justice. ATME-I® receives continued support from Palmetto Expo Center’s Textile Hall Corporation (THC).
ATME-I® is certified by the Untied States Department of Commerce as an International Trade Fair and will be promoted to textile industry executives throughout the world.
American Textile Machinery Association
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia 22046