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Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 to Set Stage for New Era in Retail Ecosystem

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 to Set Stage for New Era in Retail Ecosystem

From May 28-30, US and Latin American apparel industry professionals — from buyers to sellers throughout the B2B and B2C supply chain — will converge at the Mana Wynwood Conference Center in Miami for the industry leading Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show.

The event — originally scheduled to take place a week earlier — has revised its dates to take place alongside North America’s No. 2 fashion event, Miami Fashion Week, bringing to Miami an unprecedented opportunity for industry professionals to benefit first-hand from the latest developments transforming the fashion industry from design to production.

Launched in 2018, ATSM is returning to Miami double in size, connecting attendees with a wider variety of sourcing partners, product categories and service providers, and delivering a world-class seminar speaker roster. With ATSM and Miami Fashion Week now occurring on the same dates just a few blocks away from each other, it is expected that more than 12,000 industry professionals will be in South Florida during this time.

“The overwhelming response of the show is a reflection of the success of last year’s event as well as a market need for apparel and textile professionals to adapt to changing trade realities and keep up with the future of the industry,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, producer of the show and publisher of North America’s leading of business to business trade platforms and

Apparel and textile trends

In addition to experiencing the latest fashion production trends first hand, ATSM visitors will learn about the key role cyberspace is now playing in the sourcing ecosystem and how eCommerce, which was once a topic confined to retail businesses, must now be understood and implemented by suppliers and SAAS businesses throughout the entire sourcing supply, show organizers said.

Attendees will have opportunities for Q&A with speakers and panelists on the subjects of B2B omni-channel marketing, dropshipping, B2B2C software solutions, near-shoring and reshoring, cross-border eCommerce for factories and online retailers, and more to be announced.

New show sections announced

ATSM 2019 has announced the launch of a dedicated Footwear Pavilion, a Technical Textiles section and live demonstrations of state-of-the-art machinery. As robotic automation in manufacturing is increasingly adopted, the ability to produce merchandise at lower cost will allow microbrands to add more design seasons to their collections and new designers to enter the market.

ATSM is supported by manufacturers and industry partners across the globe, including 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.

Local Entrepreneur Brings “Magic” Back to Miami Apparel Industry

Serial entrepreneur Jason Prescott believes in the future of Miami – so much so, that the Los Angeles native packed up his family last year and moved to the city, where he launched Florida’s first ever international apparel and textile show.

Now, Prescott and his team – with expanding offices in Aventura – are gearing up for the second act of his show, called Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) 2019, which is set to take place May 20–22 at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. The largest apparel and textile sourcing show in the Southern U.S. and Latin America, ATSM is focused on global trade and poised to bring thousands of out-of-state and international visitors to the Magic City.

Not only is Prescott producer of ATSM – and its sister shows in Toronto (Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada) and Germany (Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany) – but he’s also CEO of JP Communications Inc., the highly successful publisher of the leading online international trade platforms and

His long-time industry expertise has enabled him to connect with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), the largest textile and apparel trade agency in the world, which supports the production of ATSM. He has also attracted the participation of dozens of other apparel and textile organizations – from some 15 countries – all of which will have a presence at the May show.

“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 Prescott said.

ATSM 2019 event – which presents three days of networking, seminars and fashion shows and connects Southeastern U.S., the Americas and the Caribbean to the production world of apparel, textile, 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. The 2019 event is expected to double in size from this year’s inaugural show.

Prescott, through this one-of-a-kind show, has brought $2 million in investment to Miami and boosted local tourism by attracting thousands of out-of-state and international visitors. He has awarded dozens of projects to local contractors and has brought hundreds of Chinese and other global manufacturers and respected industry experts to do business and revive “Magic” in the Magic City.

In addition to CCCT, the show’s impressive list of international partners includes: Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)Wool and Woolens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC),  Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh (EPB)Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Exporters Association (BGMEA), VESTEX GuatemalaExport and Investment Promotion Organization of El Salvador (PROESA) and PRO MEXICO.

Local supporters include Moishe Mana of Mana Wynwood, City of Miami Mayor Francis SuarezMiami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez,Commissioner Dale Holness from Broward County, Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Audrey M. Edmonson from Miami Dade CountyDr. Shanjie Li, Executive Chief Economist and CEO of Miami-based American Da Tang Group, as well as organizations such as the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, the Port of Miami, the City of North MiamiPort EvergladesFlorida East Coast Railway, the Fashion Business Association of AmericaFashion Group InternationalGreater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Beacon Council, the City of North MiamiEnterprise Florida and Miami International University.

According to Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade and Development for Enterprise Florida: “The apparel sector remains very important to Florida’s international economy. In 2017, nearly $8 billion in apparel trade flowed through Florida ports and airports.”

“The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Show will bring a large number of domestic and international industry decision makers to our community, and promote Florida as a premier destination for the industry and stimulate the local economy,” he said.