TRADE SHOWS

Surf Expo Avoids the Perfect Storm This Year

By Hope Winsborough, Contributing Writer | September 13, 2018

A year after officials closed the Surf Expo show as Hurricane Irma fast approached, the show welcomed eager retailers from throughout the Southeast and the Caribbean—many of whom have weathered more than just storms since then.

An Intimate Setting Brings Buyers to Hammock Show

Now in its eighth year, the Hammock swimwear and resort apparel show attracted buyers to Miami’s One Hotel South Beach during Miami Swim Week.

Cabana Promotes a Contemporary Resort Lifestyle on Miami Beach

Organizers of the Cabana swimwear show created a lifestyle experience for the event’s sixth consecutive year.

SwimShow Generates Traffic for Big Brands

At the 36th annual SwimShow, the Swimwear Association of Florida hosted established swim brands, many of whom have a long history of exhibiting at the event, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Swim Week Events Draw Buyers and Brands to the Beach

During Miami Swim Week 2018, SwimShow, Cabana and Hammock provided distinctive spaces for buyers who are searching for a creative approach to swimwear and resort pieces.

Agenda Enters a New Era

Agenda Enters a New Era

Agenda marked its first show without its founder, Aaron Levant, during its June 28–30 run at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Fashion Market Northern California Surpasses Expectations

Fashion Market Northern California Surpasses Expectations

Even though the June version of Fashion Market Northern California is normally quieter than its other shows, exhibitors were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the number of orders written.

WWDMAGIC Partners With FashionGo

WWDMAGIC is venturing into the realm of online fashion.

Keys to Protecting Your Brand Name

One of the first steps in setting up a new label or company is learning how to protect your brand name as well as your own name.

Los Angeles Fashion Market Gets Buyers Ready for Holiday

Los Angeles Fashion Market Gets Buyers Ready for Holiday

For buyers attending Los Angeles Fashion Market, the event was filled with surprises that energized the June 18–20 buying show for the Fall II/Holiday season.

Swim Collective Introduces a New Section

The Swim Collective trade show has basically kept the same format for its six-year history, but for its upcoming event in Anaheim, Calif., it will try something new.

Automation and High-Tech Collaborations Are the Future for Apparel and Textile Industries

Automation and High-Tech Collaborations Are the Future for Apparel and Textile Industries

Micro factories, made-to-order programs and the automation required to put these systems in play were big themes at the recent Texprocess Americas exhibition.

New Marketing Chief Hired for Agenda

The Agenda trade show has a new vice president of marketing.

New Marketing Chief Hired for Agenda

The Agenda trade show is expanding its staff.

Speed to Market Keeps Guatemala’s Apparel Production Humming

Speed to Market Keeps Guatemala’s Apparel Production Humming

With several free-trade agreements in limbo, many Guatemalan factories and American buyers are optimistic about the future of their partnerships together as the Dominican Republic–Central American Free Trade Agreement remains relatively stable.

Shop & Dine

Keeping pace with a busy trade-show schedule is exciting but exhausting. At the end of a day spent running between appointments, making new connections, visiting with longtime partners and negotiating deals, enjoying a delicious meal or strolling around a unique shop is the perfect way to recharge.