Miami’s fashion industry is getting a major revival, thanks to new global investment with the return of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) to the Mana Wynwood Conference Center May 28-30.
The second annual event — the largest apparel and textile sourcing trade show in the Southern U.S. and Latin America, which coincides with Miami Fashion Week — will put Miami on the map for its leading showcase of the latest
More than 4,000 local and international visitors are expected to attend ATSM, representing brands, retailers, e-commerce sellers, designers, importers and buying offices. They will have an unprecedented opportunity for networking and education as more than 300 exhibitors from over 15 countries converge at the show — including fabric mills, ready-made garment factories, service providers, wholesalers, trade offices and home textile suppliers. The overlap with Miami Fashion Week will increase this number to more than 10,000 fashion industry professionals visiting the Magic City at that time.
Backed by unprecedented support from a wide range of local and national industry, trade and commerce organizations, including the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, ATSM delivers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for attendees and exhibitors to cross-network, forge affiliations and identify new business growth strategies.
As part of ATSM 2019, show organizers have announced that the first Asia-US-Latin American Investment Summit will take place on May 28 in the show’s VIP Lounge, bringing major Chinese investors to the city. They will be focused on local investment opportunities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the areas of logistics, ports, commercial/residential real estate, infrastructure and technology. Organized in conjunction with the Investment Association of China (IAC), the Miami summit is the next stop for China’s One Belt, One Road global trade initiative, which has injected billions of dollars into different world economies across numerous industries since its inception in 2001.
ATSM will also bring to Miami a Latin American delegation of apparel and textile producers, ready to facilitate “near-sourcing” business with attendees. With recent geo-political tension and technology changing the global production landscape, an increasing number of companies are looking to Latin America as a viable solution to source apparel and textiles without going overseas. Guatemala, for one, has seen an explosion of business as a result, and representatives will be on site to discuss opportunities for Florida businesses.
What’s more, show visitors will reap the benefits of a unique Florida Business Panel, providing insight into local industry opportunities and services.
The event will also include the return of the much-anticipated ATSM fashion show, representing both local and international designers, up-and-coming student talent and global fashions presented by show exhibitors. Miami designers who sell both nationally and internationally will be featured in the Best of Miami segment, and students of Miami International University will showcase womenswear and menswear.
According to industry leaders, such as celebrity designer Rene Ruiz, Miami’s No. 1 fashion innovator and ambassador of solidifying South Florida as a global fashion talent magnet, ATSM fills an important market gap in bringing much-needed global opportunities to Miami, and providing designers and sourcing professionals global reach to manufacturers.
ATSM is produced by JP Communications INC , publisher of North America’s leading of B2B wholesale and manufacturer trade platforms TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com. The Apparel Textile Sourcing trade shows are produced annually in Miami, Toronto, Montreal and Berlin. Registration to the three-day event is free-of-charge. For more information and to register, visit https://www.appareltextilesourcing.com/.