Beth Sobol to Keynote the Fashion Day at Miami’s Apparel And Textile Sourcing Trade Show
Miami, Florida (May 2018) – Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATS-M), Miami’s premier apparel and textile sourcing trade show, produced by Jason Prescott of JP Communications (publisher of TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com), will launch its inaugural show in Miami at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center (318 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127), May 21 – 23, 2018 with a sold-out floor and double the expected registration guest list. The highly anticipated event will host over 200 international and domestic manufacturing firms who will present a range of products and process solutions in the field of manufacturing and sourcing services and more than 3,500 registered attendees including executives from Zara, Perry Ellis, Gap Inc., Kate Spade, Chicos, and more. The one-of-a-kind trade show also brings together inspirational leaders, and respected industry experts from the apparel, manufacturing, retail, and affiliated business industries to educate, network, share market intelligence, discuss pressing topics and engage in conversations that energize the flow of global commerce. The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show is free to attend for those who register at http://www.appareltextilesourcing.com.
Jason Prescott, Show Producer, expressed his excitement at stating: “We at ATSM are so grateful for the support of everyone in the South Florida community. Since we announced to host the trade show here, we’ve created strong and significant partnerships with business leaders like Mr. Moishe Mana of Mana Wynwood, and Dr. Shanjie Li – Executive Chief Economist and CEO of Miami-based American Da Tang Group, as well as so many wonderful individuals from government organizations such as the GMCVB, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, the Port of Miami, the City of North Miami, Port Everglades, Florida East Coast Railway, the Fashion Business Association of America, and Fashion Group International, all who have been instrumental in helping us make this show a success. I’m excited to open our doors so that our exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to meet these economic and trade players and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Beth Sobol, President and CEO of the Fashion Business Association of America (formerly CIFD) will be the closing keynote speaker of the ATS-M Fashion Day on May 22nd. “I am thrilled to support this new show in Miami and to help rebuild the fashion industry infrastructure in our city, said Sobol.”
The three-day trade show will welcome top apparel and textile manufacturers from over 15 regions with top brands, retailers, designers and sourcing professional from China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, the US, the City of Miami, their newest partner East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, and many more from the Americas.
The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the one-stop shop in the East African region for businesses and national governments seeking to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Hub supports Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to increase their exports to the U.S. through AGOA. Apparel accounts for the largest volume of African trade to the U.S. under AGOA (some 90% of non-oil exports) and is a key sector in East Africa in terms of employment and growth potential. East Africa has become a focal point for African sourcing, a trend that is expected to continue as global sourcing patterns change. ATSM is the first Miami-based sourcing trade event to host the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.
At Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami, the product categories cover the whole world of apparel and textiles from fashion to function, from leather to lace. Categories will include finished apparel for men, women, and children that range from leisure, formal, denim, active, swim, intimates, and performance. You’ll also find home-wares and linens, hardware, and textiles that include cotton, knits, yarns, leather, synthetic, and blends.
“We hope and expect that there will be numerous deals being done and contracts being finalized by key buyers and decision makers from around the world,” said Mr. Cao Jiachang, the chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel (CCCT). The CCCT is the largest textile and apparel trade agency both in China and the world with more than 12,000 member companies operating in 34 provinces. That they chose ATSM as the stage to launch their US debut speaks to the reputation and reach of this show. “We have worked with Jason for many years on various projects and we know that when he has a vision there is no stopping him. This show will keep growing in size and strength and we’re excited to be here as one of the main partners,” continued Mr. Cao.
Over 20 exciting seminars will take place throughout the three days of ATS-M, addressing a comprehensive range of topics including sustainability, global sourcing, supply chain, social compliance, Influencer marketing, and branding strategies. Sessions will be presented by industry experts, top educators, respected designers, influential bloggers and economists.
A highlight of the seminars will be the participation of trade show partners, WRAP and Intertek. WRAP, the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Intertek is a leading total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, offering Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions through a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries. Representatives from both organizations will discuss “The Role Social Compliance Plays in Globally Competitive Markets – a Global Sourcing Imperative.” Delegates from WRAP will also lead seminars on “Design Meets Sustainability” and “How Responsible Sourcing Applies To You.”
“We expect many attendees to be drawn to the fashion show and complimentary educational sessions provided by the trade show as they offer invaluable networking opportunities and these vibrant and extraordinary professionals will inspire you and motivate you,” Prescott said. “Several of the sessions will also offer resources for small businesses or advice for young designers on how to take their brand to the next level and we’re sure those will also be very popular.”
The ATS-M seminars, panels, and events are complimentary for all registered for ATS-M attendees. Seating is available on first-come-first-serve basis. To register, please visit: www.appareltextilesourcing.come
ATS-M is a can’t-miss industry event that will revolutionize the apparel and textile world as it encourages attendees to conveniently test and trade the latest products and services, build their networks and attend educational sessions all under one roof. We invite all buyers, retailers, designers, merchandisers and independent industry members to attend, connect and engage.
Apparel Textile Sourcing tradeshows are supported in coordination with a range of International and Domestic partnerships, including the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), TopTenWholesale.com, Manufacturer.com, the Bangladesh High Commission, The Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh, Trade Development Authority Pakistan, India Exhibitions, Pro Mexico, Pro Colombia, ProNicaragua, Proesa, VESTEX, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, Canadian Merchandiser, Apparel Export Promotion Council, and The Sourcing Journal.
Show Date & Times
Monday, May 21: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mana Wynwood Convention Center
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
Admission to the Apparel Textile Sourcing show is free, however, guests must register in order attend the show. To register, please visit: http://www.appareltextilesourcing.com/events/miami/attendee/
Show Exhibitors and Floorplan
About Apparel Textile Sourcing
Apparel Textile Sourcing is the apparel industry’s link to the entire global supply chain. The events resources, experts, and manufacturers come from more than 25 countries and cover the worlds of fashion, apparel, textiles, and sourcing. New sources, new products, and new ideas come alive with education, fashion shows, and trade opportunities. The ATS Trade Shows are produced in Canada (Apparel Textile Canada) and Miami (Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami).
About JP Communications
JP Communications runs the most expansive network of business-to-business sourcing platforms in the U.S. Anchored by TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com, 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