Latest updates on U.S. 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 runs May 28-30 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 U.S. 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.
Highlights of the ATSM educational sessions — which take place on the show floor alongside 300 exhibits of the latest in apparel and textile products and services from more than 15 countries — include:
U.S. Trade Policy Update — Julie Hughes, president of the DC-based United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA);
Imports, Exports and Customs — Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, Special Counsel of national law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP;
New Investment Opportunities — Manuel A. Mencia, senior vice president – International Trade and Development of Enterprise Florida;
What’s Next in Fashion Color Trends — Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute;
Stream for Designers on Growing a Successful Business — Mercedes R. Gonzalez, founder and director of Manhattan-based Global Purchasing Companies, and Anna Livermore, founder of Chicago-based V. Mora;
Latest Developments in Manufacturing Technology — Ram Sareen, head coach and founder of California-based fashion tech firm Tukatech, and Shahrooz Kohan, CEO of California-based fashion ERP software provider AIMS360;
Sustainable Fashion: How to Adapt Your Business to Conform — A to-be-announced panel of top industry experts, and
Responsible Sourcing and Your Bottom Line — Avedis Seferian, president and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).
Presented free of charge, the interactive educational sessions are expected to draw more than 4,000 local, national and international visitors who will attend ATSM to learn, source new innovations, and make connections with sourcing partners globally.
In addition to the show’s exhibits and conference sessions, ATSM will deliver a world-class fashion show, representing local and international designers, up-and-coming student talent and global fashions presented by show exhibitors.
For more show details and a complete conference schedule, visit www.appareltextilesourcing.com.