This year’s Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami kicked off on Tuesday, drawing in more than 1,200 visitors for opening day and setting record attendance for the fashion-focused trade show.
This year’s ATSM combined the elements of economic development and the latest in trade policies while educating attendees on strategies for fashion brands, retailers, and manufacturers in the unpredictable trade environment.
More than 3,500 visitors were projected for day two of the event, which featured 200 international apparel and textile exhibits. Day two’s features included the event’s Fashion Day which consisted of both established and new names in the fashion industry specific to the South Florida region.
The feature fashion show took the spotlight on day two, featuring the latest looks in knits from Renee Ruiz, Julian Chang, Luis Aponte and Viviana Gabeiras; sportswear by Lucky in Love and Peace, Love, World; swimwear by Bianca Coletti; menswear by Cubavera; evening wear by Mayda Cisneros; and bridal designs by Maria D’Ocon.
A special “Invest in Florida” panel showcased incentives and business growth opportunities in the region, inviting a multitude of companies to consider Florida for establishing and expanding operations. Keynote speakers included Michael Finney, President of the Miami‐Dade Beacon Council, Alice E. Ancona, Director, International Strategy & Policy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Matthew R. Rocco, President of the South Florida Manufacturers Association.
The three-day international event took place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center and proved to be another huge success for domestic and international textile and economic development players. The education offered at the event ultimately helps companies identify predictive trends impacting the textile supply chain through 30+ seminars showcasing industry trends, trade strategies, and the latest and greatest in the fashion sector.
Source: Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami