Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATS-M), the first US staged edition of the international Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) portfolio, to be held from May 21 to 23, 2018, in Miami, is set to show ‘The Americas Pavilion’, a section for manufacturers from Latin America with an emphasis on the fashions and production benefits of sourcing from Latin America.
The event will bring in over 200 exhibiting companies and 2500 visitors from the USA, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The Americas Pavilion will feature a curated selection of companies gathered to build communication channels between suppliers and buyers. Product categories exhibited on the show floor will include Apparel from various categories like men’s, women’s, children, hardware, leisure, activewear, intimate, formal, and socks; Home Textiles like bed & bath, kitchen, hotel; fabrics: denim, knits, synthetics, linen, leather, and blends; and Accessories like handbags, travel, hats, wallets, ties, and more.
Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, organiser of the event and parent-company to TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com travelled this week from offices based in Miami to Mexico City and met with 40 Mexican manufacturers organised cooperatively by Pro Mexico and CANAIVE, two Mexican-based organisations built to promote Mexican exports.
The meeting in Mexico marked Prescott’s second in Mexico, he’s also been to Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras as well as China, Africa, India, and Bangladesh to gain international support for the Miami event.
The Latin American region is one of the world’s leading producers of apparel and textiles. To support the export of products from their respective country’s including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, their government and trade agencies CANAIVE, Pro Mexico, Vestex, Pro Nicaragua, and Proesa have come together to globalise their product offerings through a focus with the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show.
ATS-M will also feature three days-worth of seminars, panels and runway shows featuring acclaimed industry and government experts, covering topics from trade agreements to best practices with an eye on the changing Latin American market, as well as tips on how to choose overseas producers, plus new approaches on succeeding in the US market.