| November 10, 2016
As retailers, designers and sourcing executives start making their trade-show plans for 2017, California Apparel News caught up with several trade-show executives to find out what new plans are in store for the coming year. From new locations and new areas of focus to added amenities and expanded educational programs, organizers are pulling out the stops to improve attendees’ trade-show experience.
Now in its second year after a substantial rebranding, the Hammock trade show returned to the W Hotel with 80 exhibitors offering a variety of niche resort, swim and accessories brands, including Kai Lani Citrine, Issa de Mar and Revel Rey Swim.
Though most of the Miami Beach Convention Center was closed off due to an extensive renovation that kicked off earlier this year, Miami SwimShow 2016 was in full swing.
Texworld USA celebrated its tenth anniversary during the fabric sourcing trade show’s July 12–14 run at the Javits Center.
Première Vision New York celebrated the 33rd edition of the biannual trade show during the July 19–20 run at Pier 94 in Manhattan, where more than 352 exhibitors showcased the latest textile, trim and original artwork collections.
The California Market Center is launching a new trade show focused on the off-price market.
Activewear trade show Active Collective will expand to the East Coast in January.
Terese Virginia Ventre—known to her friends, familiar and colleagues as Terr—died on June 23 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.
Fashion Market Northern California, the apparel and accessories trade show in San Mateo, Calif., typically draws retailers from across Northern California as well as a few from neighboring states. But during the show’s recent June 26–28 run at the San Mateo Event Center, exhibitors reported seeing buyers from as far away as Pennsylvania and Georgia.
LAMKT, the Los Angeles gift and home market, is moving its more than 200 exhibitors from the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to The Reef, near downtown Los Angeles.
Energy was high during the July 29–30 run of action-sports and streetwear trade show Agenda, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Garment factories and fabric mills from around the world will show at the inaugural Apparel Textile Sourcing Expo, which will bow Aug. 22–24 at the International Centre in Toronto.
UBM—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.
MRket and Project menswear trade shows will share the same show floor at the Javits Center during the two shows’ July 17–19 run in New Yor
Usually Southern California retailers in Orange County and San Diego drive long distances to check out the new styles at the various showrooms located in the Los Angeles Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles.
CurveNV will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, where it will co-locate with UBM’s Project Womens trade show during the shows’ Aug. 15–17 run.