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TRADE SHOWS

Established Las Vegas Trade Shows on the Move, While a Newcomer Offers Alternative

By Andrew Asch, Dorothy Crouch | August 15, 2019

After traveling to Las Vegas for the August 2019 trade shows, exhibitors, buyers and apparel-industry insiders discussed trends, while event producers announced major news regarding moving to new locations in 2020.

Record-breaking San Francisco Heat Slows First-Day Traffic at CALA

Record-breaking San Francisco Heat Slows First-Day Traffic at CALA

For several years now, the nearly 100-year-old Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront has been the idyllic location for the Bay Area edition of CALA, which was held June 11–12.

Boutique Hub and Atlanta Apparel Partner on Boutique Summit in Georgia

Atlanta Apparel, the producer of the largest apparel trade show in the United States’ Southeast region, is partnering with The Boutique Hub, the digital-media company in Chippewa Falls, Wis., that helps boutique retailers cultivate their businesses.

Second Apparel Textile Sourcing Show in Miami Attracts Larger Crowd

Second Apparel Textile Sourcing Show in Miami Attracts Larger Crowd

Now celebrating its second year in Miami, the Apparel Textile Sourcing trade show ran at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center May 28–30 with a surge in new visitors and exhibitors.

Miami Swim Week to Get a New Trade Show for Resort Collections

Informa Markets, the people behind some of the biggest trade shows in the world, including MAGIC, is organizing a new event for Miami Swim Week this July.

Sustainability and Secure Trade: Guatemala Provides Supply-Chain Solutions for the Americas

Sustainability and Secure Trade: Guatemala Provides Supply-Chain Solutions for the Americas

As a country that benefits from the Dominican Republic–Central American Free Trade Agreement, Guatemala is preparing to see an increase in business from United States apparel brands that might need to shift sourcing partnerships away from China.

Reed Exhibitions Shelves Agenda Festival

Reed Exhibitions Shelves Agenda Festival

After a two-year run, the consumer show Agenda Festival was canceled by its producer, ReedPop, a division of Reed Exhibitions.

The Changing Tides of Trade Shows

Trade shows have evolved over the last decade to include more technology, multisensory experiences, event apps and interactive connections with attendees. We caught up with executives from some of the most important industry trade shows to paint a picture of what has changed on the trade-show scene in the past decade and what tech aspects are making an appearance.

Fashion Market Northern California Sees Big Business for Immediates

Fashion Market Northern California Sees Big Business for Immediates

Exhibitors at Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., said retailers were buying closer to season as Immediates made up a good part of orders placed during the show.

Informa Unveils New LVCC Floorplan for August MAGIC Show on Single Campus

For its Aug. 12–14 show in Las Vegas, MAGIC has unveiled its new ONE MAGIC floor plan, which houses exhibitors in one location at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

CALA Announces Las Vegas Show to Launch During August 2019

Contemporary-apparel trade-show brand CALA Shows Inc. announced it will add a Las Vegas edition to its schedule, which currently holds events in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center and in Denver at the Denver Mart.

The Imprinted Sportwear Shows Change Name

The Imprinted Sportswear Shows will get a name change.

LA Majors Market Makes Some Changes

LA Majors Market Makes Some Changes

This season, the LA Majors Market, which caters to juniors fashions and department-store buyers at the California Market Center, underwent a few changes.

LA Men’s Market Makes ‘Under Construction’ Show For Holiday Market

LA Men’s Market Makes ‘Under Construction’ Show For Holiday Market

The March 26–27 edition of LA Men’s Market, which was founded in 2013 with a focus on men’s streetwear, opened on the 10th floor of the California Market Center with yellow tape and work barricades set up to emphasize the trade show’s theme of “Under Construction.”

LA Textile Offers an Experiential Show to Generate Buyer Interest

LA Textile Offers an Experiential Show to Generate Buyer Interest

This season, the LA Textile show blended experiences with business to make the event more than a showcase for materials and manufacturing.

Disappearing Rains Help Buyer Traffic at LA Market

Disappearing Rains Help Buyer Traffic at LA Market

A Los Angeles winter of heavy rains and unprecedented cold weather lifted for buyers attending the March 11–13 LA Market Week.