SOURCE: Panjiva


July 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Panjiva Partners With Messe Frankfurt North America to Help Apparel and Textile Sourcing Executives Identify the Best Suppliers

Attendees of New York Textile Shows to Receive Free Access to Customized Panjiva Search

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Panjiva, the leading source of objective information on global trade and overseas suppliers, today announced that it has teamed with trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt North America to bring its powerful supplier intelligence platform to several key industry events. Attendees of Texworld USA, International Apparel Sourcing Show and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, taking place July 19-21, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, will all receive free access to a customized Panjiva Search interface with profiles of exhibitors at all three shows. Complimentary access is available to all registered attendees beginning today and can be activated at

Panjiva is the leading intelligence platform for sourcing professionals, featuring in-depth information on the over 750,000 suppliers and manufacturers from the 190 countries that constitute the U.S. supply base. Users receive the accurate, independent information needed to identify and vet overseas partners before doing business with them, as well as the ability to monitor existing suppliers, track competitors' activities and identify trends. Because Panjiva leverages natural language search, users can structure queries the same way they do in popular search engines and without any special training; anyone who can search Google is able to use Panjiva.

For Messe Frankfurt, Panjiva has developed a dedicated Search interface that offers apparel and textile sourcing executives complete, independent profiles on every exhibitor at this week's events. This provides attendees with the opportunity to investigate suppliers prior to coordinating on-site meetings, as well as obtain additional information on any promising partners they may meet during the event.

"We are pleased to partner with Messe Frankfurt to extend the value of Panjiva to the sourcing professionals that want to make the most out of their time at the events and return to work with a more effective, informed approach to overseas sourcing," said Josh Green, CEO of Panjiva. "Information sharing is a key part of Panjiva's mission, so it's logical that we partner with a trade show organizer who is committed to doing the same. Panjiva will be a valuable resource for trade show participants during and after this week's events."

Texworld USA, International Apparel Sourcing Show and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo are co-located to deliver attendees the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. All registered attendees can set up their free account by visiting

"We are pleased to partner with Panjiva to help our clients maximize the tradeshow experience, both on site and throughout the year," said David Audrain, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America. "Adding Panjiva to our list of valued partners is the latest proof point that this trifecta of events is a 'must attend' for anyone who's anyone in the world of apparel and textile sourcing."

About Panjiva
Panjiva is an online resource for sourcing executives to gain valuable knowledge about suppliers around the world. By providing the most comprehensive data in an easy to use format, Panjiva informs the decisions that facilitate doing business globally. Supply chain and global production executives responsible for finding the right factories, negotiating costs and avoiding costly supply chain disruptions have been "flying blind." Panjiva is the first and only online information source designed to provide complete transparency into overseas suppliers. Leveraging a variety of public and proprietary data sources, Panjiva is bringing new levels of visibility to the management of global supply chains. Panjiva was founded by CEO Josh Green and CTO James Psota. Panjiva received an equity investment from Battery Ventures and a contingent of angel investors. For additional information, visit:

About Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany's leading trade fair organiser, with 450 million euros in sales in 2010 and more than 1,770 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2010, Messe Frankfurt organised 88 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. The North American headquarters in Atlanta produces trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico across various industries. For more information about Messe Frankfurt, please visit our Web site at

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