Messe Frankfurt Partners With

Atlanta-based trade show producer Messe Frankfurt North America has named Atlanta-based its
year-round online sourcing partner. is a global online marketplace for the sourcing of
custom parts, standard components, assemblies and textiles. The companies will begin their
collaboration with Messe Frankfurt’s July 2011 New York City textile shows, which comprise Texworld
USA, International Apparel Sourcing Show and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo. The shows will be held
July 19-21 at the Javits Convention Center.

Messe Frankfurt notes that its textile trade shows allow customers to meet with suppliers and
look at samples in person. However, the company reports that although it distributes a directory
with exhibitor contact information at each show, it receives requests year-round for resources,
adding that partnering with will unify the offline and online sourcing experience for both
buyers and suppliers.

“We are excited to have as a new partner for our Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing and
Home Textiles Sourcing shows in New York, as they add a great resource for our customers to extend
the value they receive from our shows throughout the year,” said David Audrain, president and CEO,
Messe Frankfurt North America. “Adding to our existing partnerships with Stylesight,
Lenzing and our other partners, makes our shows in New York that much more valuable and
‘must-attend’ events.”

March 16, 2011