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Messe Frankfurt names new show director

July 24, 2012

Meade will lead textiles shows in North America.

Messe Frankfurt USA has hired Kristy Meade to be group show director, Textile Events, responsible for managing the teams producing Texworld USA Winter/Summer, Apparel Sourcing, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas.

“We are pleased to add Kristy to our team. Her professionalism, strong track record in managing successful events and expertise in the textile industry make her a valuable addition to our team,” says John Gallagher, president of Messe Frankfurt USA.

Meade has 13 years of experience in domestic and international events. Most recently she was the Director of Events / Educational Development at Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), at which she managed and developed various events with more than 8,000 attendees.

"Messe Frankfurt has an exceptional and longstanding reputation for producing quality events,” Meade says. “I am eager to join the team and contribute to their continued success.”

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