Messe Frankfurt France has just acquired JET Expo, the tradefair for textile care professionals. The French subsidiary of the German groupMesse Frankfurt is therefore its new owner and operator. Messe Frankfurt Franceis thus expanding its portfolio of textile/clothing exhibitions by stretchingout to the textile care sector. Vet’Image, the trade fair for workwear anduniform, recently included in JET Expo, forms also part of the transaction.
The show also offers conferences tackling industrychallenges and current events, awards for the best practices as well ashundreds of BtoB meetings via matchmaking. The last edition (2017) welcomed 75exhibitors, representing 100 brands, and 3500 visitors, 70 % of whom are decision-makers.
The event focuses on the French-speaking market, but alsoincludes 25% foreign exhibitors and 15 % international visitors. France, amajor market (EUR 3 billion annually), claims JET Expo as the decisive platform to attract all the players of theindustry from all over the world.
JET Expo is a strong element of Messe Frankfurt’s globalstrategy, which has also just acquired the Clean Show in the United States andalso merged China Laundry Expo and Texcare Asia. Messe Frankfurt is becoming the undisputed leader in the textile care market worldwide. Vet’Image, for more synergies, will be integrated into Apparel Sourcing Paris, the global clothingsourcing event by Messe Frankfurt France.