Canada’s Largest Apparel and Textile Sourcing Show to Welcome Large South Asian Delegation for 2017 Event

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – On the heels of Toronto’s business mission to India and Sri Lanka, led by Toronto Mayor John Tory, organizers of Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), have announced the unprecedented participation of a large South Asian delegation at the upcoming event, August 21-23.

“We are thrilled to announce that approximately 25 percent of this year’s ATSC show will be dedicated to exhibits from South Asian apparel and textile manufacturers, with India taking a leading role,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, Inc., producer of ATSC, which will take place at the Toronto International Centre.

“ATSC 2017 will foster unparalleled business connections between local Canadian companies and leading South Asian producers of apparels and textiles who see tremendous opportunity for collaboration with the Canadian industry,” Prescott said.

In addition to India, other South Asian countries participating in ATSC 2017 include Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. In total, at least 60South Asian companies are expected to showcase their latest and greatest offerings at the show.

“Globally, India enjoys high demand for its textiles and apparel, and that’s why the country has emerged as the world’s second largest textile and apparel exporter,” said Chandrika Behl, Director, Exhibitions India Group. “The industry’s competitiveness in terms of textile processing and the abundance of resources within the country ensures that India will continue to supply more value-added products to the global textile value chain. We look forward to forging strong relationships with the Canadian market.”

Since 2011, Canadian apparel imports have steadily increased by an average of 8.3 percent annually to more than 14 billion in 2016. ATSC debuted in Toronto in August 2016 with more than 200 booths of merchandise and in excess of 1,800 attendees. The Canadian event has since announced a 50 percent expansion of the show for its second edition. This year, the event will feature at least 300 displays from representatives of more than 20 countries.

The first of its kind apparel, textile and fashion event in Canada, ATSC was introduced to provide Canadian businesses with the convenience of connecting with international suppliers on their home turf, Prescott explained. “Now, Canadian companies have the luxury of staying local and avoiding expensive and unnecessary international travel,” he said. “The event connects Canada to the world of global trade and, now, provides a particular focus on the trending styles and textures of South Asian goods, all in Toronto.”

Fueling the show’s successful international reach is JP Communications’ leading North America’s b2b platforms, and, which offer event attendees unprecedented matchmaking opportunities with apparel sourcing channels internationally.

Through a comprehensive trade show and conference, ATSC 2017 will also provide attendees with key insights needed to navigate the international sourcing process, including how to do business with India and other South Asian countries.

“The Canadian market presents sizable investment opportunities for producers in South Asia as well as worldwide,” Prescott said, citing reports that show the country’s annual population growth holding steady at about one percent or more than 339,000 people and Ontario’s population alone projected to grow by 30.1 percent or almost 4.2 million, for a total of more than 17.9 million over the next 26 years.

ATSC is supported by many international governmental associations including the Bangladesh High Commission, led by Dewan Mahmud, First Secretary (Commercial) at Bangladesh High Commission.

For more information or to register for Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, visit Registration – which includes entrance to both the exhibits and conference sessions – is free of charge.

About JP Communications
JP Communications runs the most expansive network of business-to-business sourcing platforms in the U.S. Anchored by and, millions of international members use the brands to locate wholesalers and manufacturers. JP Communications CEO Jason Prescott is the author of two best-selling books, Wholesale 101 and Retail 101, published by McGraw Hill.

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John Banker
Apparel Textile Sourcing

Jason Prescott
JP Communications INC