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4th April 2019, Miami, FL

ATSM unveils top speaker line-up

Amidst changing global trade landscape, the event unveils speaker line-up to boost international trade success for fashion industry players. © ATSM

Amidst changing global trade landscape, the event unveils speaker line-up to boost international trade success for fashion industry players. © ATSM

Latest updates on US trade policy, customs and imports, investment opportunities for apparel brands and retailers, industry trends and forecasts, and the future of fashion, technology and sustainability, are among the key topics to be presented at the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show.

The show gets underway from 28-30 May at the Mana Wynwood Conference Center, coinciding with Miami Fashion Week to bring to the Magic City more than 10,000 fashion industry representatives for a first-hand discovery of new developments and insights in the apparel and textile market — from concept to consumer.

“With the US in the midst of a shifting trade environment, ATSM has put together the most comprehensive sourcing seminars, expert panels and Q&A segments to arm representatives across all segments of the industry — brands, retailers, e-commerce sellers, designers, importers and buying offices — with the knowledge, tools and practical solutions they need to address current industry issues and navigate through the rapidly-transforming sourcing ecosystem,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, producer of the show and publisher of North America’s leading of B2B trade platforms TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com.

US trade policy update

US trade policy is changing quickly and Julie Hughes, President of the DC-based United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) will provide an update on the latest developments in global trade, tariff and non-tariff barriers, and new sourcing opportunities.

The show will present the new developments and insights in the apparel and textile market. © ATSM

The show will present the new developments and insights in the apparel and textile market. © ATSM

Visitors will also learn from international trade and legal expert Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, Special Counsel of national law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, about all you need to know to ensure compliance with current trade laws and policies surrounding imports, exports and customs, and reduce duty exposure.

Tap into a number of investment opportunities available to Florida apparel brands, retailers and businesses — from local to international sources. Speakers include Manuel A. Mencia, Sr. Vice President – International Trade and Development of Enterprise Florida, as well as representatives from The Investment Association of China (IAC), who will provide details as part of the first Asia-US-Latin America Investment Summit on the group’s vision to invest in local opportunities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the areas of logistics, ports, commercial/residential real estate, infrastructure and technology.

What’s next in fashion colour trends

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, will unveil global colour authority Pantone Color Institute’s fashion colour trend forecast for Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. Be among the first to see how next year’s colours and beyond will be reflective of colour as an oasis and how they will be incorporated into fashion.

Growing a successful business

Mercedes R. Gonzalez, Founder and Director of Manhattan-based Global Purchasing Companies, specialists in fashion strategy and brand development, will reveal valuable tips on everything designers need to know about breaking through the clutter and launching a successful collection.

The show welcomes representatives from across all segments of the industry. © ATSM

The show welcomes representatives from across all segments of the industry. © ATSM

Design industry expert Anna Livermore, Founder of Chicago-based V. Mora, who has helped launch hundreds of designers’ careers over the last decade, will share top mistakes designers make and how to avoid them.

Developments in manufacturing technology

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, discover the many advances in technology use and how it can speed up product development and the manufacturing process, including pattern design, creating technical packs, 3D scanning, grading, marking and cutting. Learn from experts such as Ram Sareen Head Coach and Founder of California-based fashion tech firm Tukatech on how technology can help your company save time and money in meeting manufacturing demands, and Shahrooz Kohan, CEO of California-based fashion ERP software provider AIMS360 on the benefits of integrating apparel value chain technologies into your business.

Sustainable fashion and sourcing

In the wake of the UN’s launch of the UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion, a panel of top industry experts will discuss the implications for apparel businesses, and provide guidance on how companies can launch, convert and grow their sustainable operations.

Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), will examine why responsible sourcing is more important than ever in today’s world of instant communication, what companies need to do in order to ensure business continuity and stay competitive, and how responsible sourcing impacts the bottom line.

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