On the heels of the record-breaking success of its inaugural show this past spring, Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) will be back in Miami May 20th-22nd, 2019. The show will take place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in the eclectic Wynwood Arts District.
Apparel Textile Sourcing is the apparel industry’s link to the entire global supply chain, and its U.S debut in Miami has become the largest apparel and textile sourcing show in the Southern U.S. and Latin America.
The show is expected to double in size regarding attendees, exhibitors, and opportunity. Over 25 countries will be represented by over 300 international and domestic manufacturing companies. ATSM continues to draw notable buyers from Kate Spade, HSN, Perry Ellis, Zara, Gap Inc., Chico’s, Macy’s, Disney, Zumba, Fountainbleau, Hard Rock, Royal Caribbean, Levi’s and Westgate Resorts.
Attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect, source and inspire through the three days of networking, seminars and fashion shows. Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami was initially crafted as the “Gateway to the Americas” with a focus on connecting the Southeastern U.S., the Americas, and the Caribbean to the production world of apparel, textile, and fashion. However, it has expanded with participation from Asia, Europe, and beyond.
The Fastest Growing Trade Show
The second year of the show has secured a $2 million investment from JP Communications, the publisher of TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com, and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), the largest textile and apparel trade agency in both China and the world. CEO of ATSM Jason Prescott expressed,
“We at ATSM are so grateful for the support of all our international partners, and our community and business partners in South Florida, each of whom has been instrumental in helping us make this show a success and with whom we look forward to growing.”
Apparel Textile Sourcing began in Toronto, Canada with the launch of Apparel Textile Souring Canada (ATSC). Now, the brand encompasses Montreal Matchmaking, Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) and now Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany which will debut in Berlin September 2019. “There is no better trade show to expand your factory and production opportunities for finished garments, contract manufacturing, and private label development than an ATS show!” Prescott said.
The Power of Miami
The growth of ATSM is coinciding with the economic growth and investment in Florida as a whole. “The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Show will bring a large number of domestic and international industry decision makers to our community, promote Florida as a premier destination for the industry and stimulate the local economy,” said Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade and Development for Enterprise Florida, which has committed its promotional support for 2019. “The apparel sector remains very important to Florida’s international economy. In 2017, nearly $8 billion in apparel trade flowed through Florida ports and airports.”
“Thousands of top buyers from more than 40 countries are expected to attend ATSM 2019 to source, connect and develop lasting relationships with qualified international and domestic suppliers,” he said.
Thes new and expanded categories, seminars and exhibitions will further enhance the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 show:
Educational Seminars: Industry experts will cover fashion trends, new technology applications such as AI and 3D printing, sourcing tips, sustainability, eCommerce strategy, international trade policy, marketing techniques and much more.
Fashion Show: An exclusive runway presentation will showcase local up-and-coming fashion talent, established South Florida designers, and designs from our exhibitors.
Matchmaking Services: Powered by TopTenWholsale.com and Manufacturer.com, they will connect interested buyers with suppliers, many of whom accept small orders.
New Sourcing Markets Pavilion: See a display of more than 100 unique products from emerging markets including Inner Mongolia, East Africa, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and more.
LATAM Markets Pavilion: Source hundreds of unique products from emerging markets in Latin America, including Mexico, Columbia, Peru, and Honduras.
Streetwear Pavilion: Witness a curated collection of streetwear — a dominating industry trend that has taken over the men’s market – with brands such as Lil Wayne’s Young Money and Trukfit collections.
Fabric & Trim Section: See what all is trending in fabrics and trims.
Swim & Resort Section: A BRAND NEW area showing the latest activewear, athleisure, resort, and swimwear.
Categories will include: finished apparel for men, women, and children that range from leisure, formal, denim, active, swim, intimates and performance. Also featured will be homewares and linens, hardware and textiles that include cotton, knits, yarns, leather, synthetic and blends.
Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 is more than a sourcing show, it is three days of networking, free seminars, and inspiration. ATSM 2019 will take place May 20–22 at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Register and find out more information here. The show is free to attend for those who pre-register.
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