Bienvenidos a Miami: ATS Expands

On the heels of the success of Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATS-C) comes an expansion to sunny Miami this May. JP Communications and ATS is bringing their unique brand of trade show to the United States for the first time with Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATS-M).

The Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami will open its doors May 21-23, 2018 for this one-of-a-kind event. It is expected the show and will draw in hundreds of international apparel and textile manufacturers. The list of visiting countries includes, but is not limited to: China, India, Bangladesh, the U.S., Turkey, Pakistan, Mexico and many other countries and territories from across Central and South America.

It is anticipated that there will be more than 2,500 attendees both local and international. Many international visitors will hail from Latin America, South America and the Caribbean as the focus of the show is on connecting apparel producers and buyers from the U.S and the aforementioned. In addition, more than 200 exhibitors will be displaying apparel, textiles, fabric, fashion and accessories.

ATS-Canada and its formula for success will be the framework for ATS-Miami. That means more of the great seminars and panels by industry leaders, runway fashion show, networking and matchmaking services that they know and love. First and foremost, attendees will learn how to best navigate international sourcing  and they will be exposed to the newest fashion designs, trends and much more.

Here is a sneak peak preview of a few things to expect at the show:

Design Pods and Fashion Shows 

This will include International apparel producers, Latin American artisans, Made-in-USA manufacturers and active design students,” said Apparel Textile Sourcing Director John Banker.  He further quipped, “The runway at ATSM will knock the socks off of summer fashion, literally.”


Experts not only from the apparel industry, but also government executives will be leading panels on various hot button topics. Some of these will cover topics from trade agreements to best practices on how to choose overseas producers, and succeeding in the U.S. market. This will all be done with the pulse being on the growing and evolving Latin American market.

Summer 2018 Apparel and Textile Trends Display

This will be a first look at all aspects that will be the top trends in the Miami for the coming year- the colors, patterns and textures that will make your designs a success.

“Made in USA Pavilion

This will be a showcase of domestic manufacturers and designers who all produce their products in the United States.

Central American Pavilion

This will be the spotlight on artisan products from Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, and more in the region.

An international apparel sourcing event like this  has been overdue in the market. So with that being said, we are excited to introduce ATS-M as the first event of its kind. That leaves us wondering, are flip-flops business casual? We’ll have to find out because this can’t-miss show is coming to the tropical playground that is Miami, Florida. For more information and to register for Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami, visit Registration which includes entrance to both the exhibits and conference sessions is free of charge. See you all in May.

Christine Duff

Author: Christine Duff

Storytelling is my passion in life, whether through words across a page, a styled outfit that speaks volumes, or directing a photoshoot that expresses it visually. I live my life driven by my love of people, art, and the pursuit of happiness.