New Expansion for the ATSC Show in Toronto

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) is delighted to announce it is holding its fifth annual (2020) edition in Toronto, Canada from August 17 – 19th.  They will be relocating and expanding to the Toronto Congress Centre. 

The Toronto Congress Centre is close to the Toronto Pearson International Airport.  It is connected through four major highways (401, 427, 407, and the Gardiner Expressway) and directly accessible through public transportation. 

“ATSC 2020 is expected to be the largest edition yet, offering many new additions to respond to a constantly changing geopolitical environment, tariffs and trade agreements that are creating uncertainty for the apparel and textile market and having a trickle-down effect on retail sales.”  Quoted from the Press Release.

If you work in the apparel business as a business owner, VP/Director, or in sourcing, supply chain, or design you should be attending the ATS (Apparel Textile Sourcing) show in Toronto, Canada next August.  It is a fabulous show with a diversity of suppliers from practically every continent.

The show offers insights, intelligence, and inspiration through the presentations, the fashion show, trend area, and exhibitors. 

This year’s show is expected to be a huge turnout with thousands of attendees and hundreds of quality exhibitors from over 30 countries.  

Exhibitors

The exhibition hall is packed with quality exhibitors from China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, Peru, Ghana, and others.  

You can check out the day two report from the ATSC show last year “ATSC – Day Two, the best place to be for Fashion Sourcing.” 

Exhibitors will be highlighting its product strengths, innovations, and trends.  

Presentations

The main stage will have breadth and depth of speakers including Bob Kirke, Executive Director of the National Trade Association for the Apparel Industry, Canada’s premier apparel and textile member organization; Julia Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), which represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the US but doing business globally.

At last year’s show, ATS published an article on Julia Hughes about the “United States Fashion Industry Association.”

This year there will be presentations and panels with Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), and Anna Livermore, founder, and CEO of fashion consulting firm V. Mora.

There will be a second stage called the Fashion Lab conducting seminars in a more intimate environment.  On the stage last year, presentations focused on the importance of building a brand, and the essential steps to creating a successful line.  

The educational conference series targets small to mid-size brands, retailers, e-commerce platforms and designers.  Companies and brands that are looking to scale their business, will find informative speakers and panelists.  They will lead discussions and workshops focused on e-commerce, retail technologies, digital marketing, supply chain, product development, and sustainability.

Fashion Show

Last year’s fashion show on day two was a runway hit with standing room only; enjoying the latest trends and fashions by local designers and exhibitors.  

Trends

Last year’s show, ATSC partnered with Pantone to showcase future trends for the Fall 2020/21 season.

Matchmaking

Before, during, and after the show, ATS is available to provide introductory services to quality suppliers.  Matchmaking is powered by the largest USA Based B2B platforms, TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com.  

Feel free to ask a member of the team about your product needs or to review your shopping list.  

Overview

The ATS is a must-see show for anyone in the fashion business who is growing their brand and business presence.   

This year’s ATS is expected to be the most exciting show yet.   We look forward to seeing you.  Please make sure you register now for FREE at this link.  


Author: Jeffrey Clark

A management professional with 25 years global experience working with fortune 500 and speciality brands, specializing in lean manufacturing, product, supply chain management, procurement, sourcing, and operations. Proven proactive leadership, vision, creative, and successful strategic business skills to drive revenue and profit growth in highly competitive domestic and global markets. A strong relationship builder, functions effectively as an integral member of a cohesive senior executive team. Proven ability to source, identify and capitalize on emerging trends and niche market opportunities.