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TRADE SHOWS

January Market in L.A. Brings Out Buyers Preparing for Spring/Summer

By Andrew Asch, Dorothy Crouch | January 17, 2019

Despite three days of pouring rain, January’s L.A. Market Week spelled success for many brands, some of whom opened on Jan. 13, ahead of the official Jan. 14–16 run.

A Resurgence of the Surf Market Seen at Surf Expo

A Resurgence of the Surf Market Seen at Surf Expo

Snowstorms hit a swath of the country last week, but bad weather did not throw a wet towel on the Surf Expo trade show, which ran Jan. 10–12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Swim Collective and Active Collective Offer an Opportunity for Brands to Plan for 2019

Swim Collective and Active Collective Offer an Opportunity for Brands to Plan for 2019

During the Swim Collective and Active Collective shows held Jan. 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, buyers and manufacturers from the swimwear and activewear industries met to plan their 2019 partnerships as the two segments become increasingly intertwined.

The London Textile Fair to Debut Texfusion—New York in January

Taking its textile show to New York for the first time, organizers of The London Textile Fair will introduce Texfusion—New York Jan. 16–17 at Manhattan’s Penn Plaza Pavilion.

Year in Review: The Year in Trade Shows

The 2018 trade-show circuit saw a lot of changes that ranged from shifts in leadership at event-production companies to acquisitions and new-product launches. Many shows were reporting successful turnout by attendees due to an uptick in the economy, which brought greater consumer confidence and willingness to spend.

Hong Kong Fashion Week Celebrating Its 50th Edition

The upcoming Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, to be held Jan. 14–17, will see the vast halls of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre filled with 1,400 exhibitors showcasing everything from buttons and accessories to evening gowns and activewear.

Consumer-Focused ComplexCon Expands to Chicago

Reed Exhibitions gave a vote of confidence to its consumer-focused event ComplexCon, recently saying it would expand the show to Chicago after producing the pop-up retail market and hip-hop concert event in Long Beach, Calif., for a few years.

Newsmaker: Agenda Show in Long Beach Trade Show Goes Consumer

In 2017, the Agenda trade show made a bold and unique move for a big business-to-business trade show by producing a consumer day.

Emerald Expositions Searches for a New CEO

Emerald Expositions continues to look for a replacement for its longtime president and chief executive officer, David Loechner.

Informa Names New President of Menswear Shows

Informa, the British company that acquired UBM Fashion this year for $5 billion, has chosen a new president of menswear.

Textile Science and Technology Shape the Future of Apparel Manufacturing

Innovations in textile and design are two subjects that go hand in hand with sustainable manufacturing.

Building a Sustainable Business in the Era of Eco-Fashion

Many sustainable-fashion experts discuss ethics, manufacturing innovations and research, but outlining how to navigate the economic shift toward greener fashion is often left out of the discussion.

Agenda Scales Back Trade Show to Focus on Consumers

Agenda Scales Back Trade Show to Focus on Consumers

Agenda cancels traditional trade shows in Long Beach, Calif.

UBM Unveils Sustainability Show ReMode

UBM Unveils Sustainability Show ReMode

Sustainability has increasingly been a topic in fashion circles, but UBM, parent company of the MAGIC trade show, gambled that everything from eco clothing to responsible manufacturing could be the center of a trade event.

Outdoor Retailer Launches a New Show Schedule

Under clear blue skies with a forecast of snow, Outdoor Retailer did something it has never done before.

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