Miami Beach Convention Center Successfully Hosts IDEA® 2019, Connecting Global Leader in Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics

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MIAMI BEACH, FL (April 5, 2019) –  The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC, a Spectra managed venue) was the proud host of IDEA® 2019, the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabric professionals, March 25 – 28. The MBCC welcomed 6,500+ participants and 509 exhibiting companies from 75 countries across the entire nonwovens and engineered fabrics supply chain to make business connections.  

The 20th edition of IDEA® 2019, broke a display record for the event utilizing 168,600 square feet of exhibit space (15,663 square meters) within the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. The new record represents a nine percent increase in display space over IDEA® 2016 as industry participants expressed their confidence in the business through larger exhibition booths.

Exhibitors and attendees noted the large number of industry senior leaders participating in the three-day event. “IDEA provided exceptionally strong metrics in leadership presence this year. The event attracted a high level of key decision makers, a testimonial to the show’s importance within the international nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

The Miami Beach Convention Center’s General Manager Freddie Peterson remarked, “We were excited to welcome a huge international B2B audience into our newly re-imagined home for lots of networking and negotiating.”

IDEA® 2022 will be held March 28-31, 2022,

again at the Miami Beach Convention Center in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida.

For a list of IDEA®?2019 Achievement Awards winners – sponsored by INDA and Nonwovens Industry Magazine – visit the INDA website.  INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach’s meetings and conventions industry. Re-imagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, a new six-acre public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.