Agenda, Liberty, Capsule launching Assembly Conference in Las Vegas

Three apparel trade shows are teaming up in Las Vegas to launch a conference for retailers and brands that will feature keynote speakers and workshops as well as industry services and tools.

The Assembly conference, which will run Feb. 12–14, 2018, is organized by Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs. The conference, like the shows, will run at The Venetian and the Sands Expo during show hours (10 a.m.–6 p.m.). There will also be an after-party hosted by the three trade shows.

“The standard show format has run its course,” said Aaron Levant, founder of Agenda, in a statement. “We’re looking to innovate on our platform by providing inspiration and education to drive our industry forward.”

Assembly attendees will have access to keynote speakers, including “some of the fashion industry’s most iconic names, business innovators and celebrities.” There will also be daily education workshops “tackling some of the most important issues and obstacles facing the industry today.” The conference will also serve as a networking resource for brands and retailers to connect with services, tools and potential partners. There will be a networking cocktail event on opening day.

“Facilitating deeper connections and inspiring our market is crucial to us as trade-show producers,” said Sam Ben-Avraham, founder of Liberty Fairs. “We have always been ahead of the curve in this industry, and we’re excited to deliver added value with Assembly.”

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