TRADE SHOWS

Open For Business: Trade Show Organizers Gear Up for the Shows

| May 18, 2017

In the months leading up to their events, trade-show organizers are working to create an environment for attendees that will facilitate their business—from fine-tuning the exhibitor mix to lining up a slate of B2B seminars.

Shop & Dine

Shop & Dine

The trade-show season is a year-round circuit that is like a movable feast when it comes to hunting for new styles and fashions.

Obituary: Menswear Executive and Trade Show Organizer Larry, Hymes, 72

Menswear executive Larry Hymes died on May 11 of heart failure. He was 72. The New York–born Hymes was best known as a West Coast sales representative for menswear brands such as Louis Alvear Inc.

Upscale Lifestyle Trade Show Coeur Partners With Project Womens

Coeur, the upscale accessories and lifestyle trade show, is partnering with Project Womens to launch a “premiere apothecary, home and gift trade fair” during the Aug. 14–16 run of Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center n Las Vegas.

New Key Buyer Program Established at WWIN

In an attempt to identify new attendees and buyers, the twice-a-year Womenswear in Nevada show held in Las Vegas has appointed Lynn Visser as the new key account manager.

Retailers Dry off From a Wet Winter to Attend Fashion Market Northern California

Retailers Dry off From a Wet Winter to Attend Fashion Market Northern California

Retailers weary of a soggy winter in Northern California were in a positive mood at the recent Fashion Market Northern California as they looked forward to a brighter summer and fall to entice customers through the do

Agenda Announces Consumer Day

After 14 years of producing trade-only shows, Agenda will add a consumer day to its July 15 show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Emerald Expositions Files for IPO

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. filed for an initial public offering recently. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–headquartered company is seeking to raise from $295 million to $310 million, according to media reports.

Pooltradeshow to Produce New York Shows

After a 16-year run as a one-city show, Pooltradeshow announced that it will produce a biannual New York show in addition to its Las Vegas shows.

Upscale Offprice Show Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale Planning to Expand to Women’s for Second Run

The inaugural run of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, the upscale off-price trade show, showcased a tightly curated mix of 70 upscale menswear brands and drew buyers from Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Century 21, Tiger Trading, Harry Rosen, Steinmart, TJX Co., Burlington, Ross Stores and Nordstrom Rack.

LA Majors Drives Biz Despite Market Doldrums

LA Majors Drives Biz Despite Market Doldrums

Meetings were held and orders placed during the April 3–5 run of LA Majors Market at the California Market Center showroom building in downtown Los Angeles, but a steady drumbeat of tough retail headlines underscored many conversations during the market.

Retailers, Brands Sign Up for MAGIC’s First Stop in Japan

Trade-show giant UBM Americas is preparing for the launch of MAGIC Japan, a joint venture between the MAGIC trade show and JFW-International Fashion Fair, the biannual apparel trade show organized by publisher Senken Shimbun.

LAMM Brings In The New

LAMM Brings In The New

LA Men’s Market has been producing trade shows since 2013, but the recent March 28–29 run of the show at the California Market Center looked to freshen up the show and bring in the new.

Co-Working Creative Space to Open This Summer in the California Market Center

Construction workers are just starting to put up the walls for a new co-working area by IgnitedSpaces, which will take up an entire floor in one of the California Market Center buildings.

Sprawling LA Market Draws Wide Range of Buyers

Sprawling LA Market Draws Wide Range of Buyers

For many buyers and exhibitors, the March 13–16 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market was the last stop in a long trade-show season that included shows three weeks ago in Las Vegas and New York.

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