NW Materials Show Changes Fall Dates

Because of a holiday in Asia, the NW Materials Show is pushing up the dates of its fall trade show by two weeks.

The event will be held Aug. 30–31 instead of Sept. 14–15 because the Mid-Autumn Festival takes place the week of Sept. 12.

“After very careful and thoughtful consideration and serious discussions with major athletic brands in the U.S., we have decided to move up the NW show dates,” said Hisham Muhareb, the show’s organizer, in a statement.

The show will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.

The SoCal Materials Show will continue to be held July 13–14 at the Marriott LAX in Los Angeles, and the NE Materials Show will go ahead with its previously established schedule of Sept. 7–8 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Danvers, Mass.

Vendors at the three shows exhibit the latest natural and synthetic leathers, technical fabrics, prints, hardware, and components for the shoe, fashion and auto industries.

Muhareb said athletic and outdoor industry executives have been requesting the Materials Shows move up their dates to better suit industry calendars with suggestions to change the March show to January or February and alter the September shows to July or August.

He said that going forward he will try to schedule the exhibition dates to accommodate the industry’s needs and time schedules.