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22nd October 2018, Miami, FL

ATSM announces major expansion for 2019

Following the success of its inaugural show this spring, Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM), the largest apparel and textile sourcing show in the Southern US and Latin America, has announced its return to Miami in 2019, double in size and bringing thousands of out-of-state and international visitors to the Magic City.

The trade show will take place from 20-22 May at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. The show, which has attracted the attention and support of manufacturers and industry partners across the globe, has received a US$ 2 million investment infusion to support its growth from JP Communications 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.

The show attracted the attention and support of manufacturers and industry partners across the globe. © ATSM

The 2019 event, which presents three days of networking, seminars and fashion shows and connects South-eastern US, the Americas and the Caribbean to the production world of apparel, textiles, and fashion, will host more than 300 international and domestic manufacturing companies exhibiting a wide range of products and process solutions in the field of manufacturing and sourcing services.

“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,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of ATSM.

Unprecedented opportunity

“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 US$ 8 billion in apparel trade flowed through Florida ports and airports.”

CCCT Chairman Cao Jiachang said the 2019 show will see participation from popular branded companies from across Asia in addition to a wide range of suppliers and products. “These are all highly successful, leading apparel brands in China, looking for US partners to represent them in America and help grow their brands globally,” he explained.

ATSM will return double in size and bringing thousands of out-of-state and international visitors to the Magic City. © ATSM

Prescott added that this is an unprecedented opportunity for buyers in the US and Latin America to source and negotiate licensing rights with these never-before-seen innovative brands. “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, citing as examples ATSM 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.

ATSM 2019 highlights

Among ATSM 2019 highlights are conference and educational sessions, featuring industry experts who 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.

A special runway presentation will showcase local up-and-coming fashion talent, established South Florida designers and what's hot from the exhibition floor. Matchmaking Services provided by TopTenWholsale.com and Manufacturer.com will help connect interested buyers with suppliers, many of whom accept small orders.

The 2019 event will host more than 300 companies exhibiting a wide range of products. © ATSM

New Sourcing Markets Pavilion will display more than 100 unique products from emerging markets including Inner Mongolia, East Africa, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and more. LATAM Markets Pavilion will feature hundreds of unique products from emerging markets in Latin America, including Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Honduras. Streetwear Pavilion will present 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 will present a large selection of all that’s trending in fabrics and trims. Finally, Swim & Resort Section, a brand-new area, will show the latest active wear, 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.

www.appareltextilesourcing.com

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