Material World Plans Education Slate

Material World Miami Beach, the textile trade show organized by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, has finalized its education program for the September 10–12 run of the show at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

The program will include a series of seminars organized by the Philadelphia University’s School of Textiles and Material Technology on topics such as worldwide trade initiatives; sourcing in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; and computer-aided design (CAD) for textile and worldwide competition. The Philadelphia University courses have an enrollment fee of $75 per course or $200 for three courses and $65 for each additional course after the initial three. Onsite enrollment in these courses is $85. More information is available on the Philadelphia University Web site at

The trade show will also offer free trend seminars sponsored by Cotton Incorporated and the International Color Authority.

Material World launched last year in Miami Beach as a sourcing show for textiles, trim and related products for designers, purchasing agents, and executives in manufacturing and retailing. For more information on Material World, call (678) 285-3976 or visit the Web site at —Alison A. Nieder