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TRADE SHOWS

Buyers and Brands Work Together During L.A. Market Week to Protect Businesses

By Andrew Asch, Dorothy Crouch | January 21, 2021

As Los Angeles County continued to grapple with surging COVID-19 numbers, apparel businesses worked together to fortify their operations. During L.A. Market Week, which was held Jan. 10–14 in downtown Los Angeles, showrooms welcomed buyers to view lines in person while they also afforded the option of online meetings via Zoom.

Surf Expo Returns to Orlando With First On-site Event in a Year

Surf Expo Returns to Orlando With First On-site Event in a Year

Returning to its home at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Surf Expo, the major trade show for the water-sports and beach-lifestyle categories, was held Jan. 6–8. While the Emerald Expositions–owned Surf Expo relied on its digital edition Sept. 16–18, Surf Expo Connect, many in the industry felt it was time to return to the trade-show floor.

A Source of Inspiration for 2021 at Virtual Texworld and Apparel Sourcing

A Source of Inspiration for 2021 at Virtual Texworld and Apparel Sourcing

With its first big show of 2021 occurring virtually Jan. 12–14, Messe Frankfurt Fashion and Apparel Show Director, Jennifer Bacon said, “We were extremely pleased with both the exhibitor and attendee participation. It was very similar to our premier edition this past July. We are excited to continue serving the textile-sourcing community through our virtual platform as we look forward to returning to face-to-face events.”

Emerald Acquires PlumRiver, Creator of the Elastic Suite Platform

Emerald Acquires PlumRiver, Creator of the Elastic Suite Platform

The business-to-business platform builder Emerald Holdings, Inc., announced its acquisition of the business-to-business e-commerce and digital-merchandising solutions provider PlumRiver to cultivate its software-as-a-service technology.

IMC Reveals Plans for February Atlanta Apparel Market

IMC Reveals Plans for February Atlanta Apparel Market

As trade-show producers begin to emerge from a year in which many events were postponed or canceled in favor of virtual editions, International Market Centers’ Atlanta Apparel Market is looking toward 2021 with great optimism.

Informa Markets Fashion and NuOrder Provide Trade-Event Summary

Informa Markets Fashion and NuOrder Provide Trade-Event Summary

After ending its inaugural, exclusively digital trade event, which was hosted Sept. 1–Nov.1, Informa Markets Fashion and its e-commerce platform partner NuOrder revealed important insight derived from its metrics.

Stronger Together, MAGIC, Offprice and WWIN to Share Space for Orlando Shows

Stronger Together, MAGIC, Offprice and WWIN to Share Space for Orlando Shows

Following the Dec. 3 announcement that it would host a MAGIC Pop Up Orlando trade event Feb. 9–11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Informa Markets Fashion revealed that it is working with Clarion Events and the Tarsus Group to produce co-located events for the return of on-site trade shows to serve the fashion community.

Newsmakers 2020: Virtual Trade Shows Connect a Grounded Fashion Industry

Newsmakers 2020: Virtual Trade Shows Connect a Grounded Fashion Industry

As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the shores of the United States in early 2020, apparel-industry trade-show producers canceled on-site shows and pushed back in-person events. One of the first event producers to think outside the trade-show floor was Kingpins, which introduced its April virtual edition of Kingpins24, a streaming event.

Pulling Back the Curtain With BDC and Kerby Jean-Raymond

Pulling Back the Curtain With BDC and Kerby Jean-Raymond

Fashion powerhouse Kerby Jean-Raymond and design legend TJ Walker recently sat in on a Black Design Collective and Ta’Nisha Cameron–produced event called “Pull Back the Curtain: A Conversation With TJ Walker and Kerby Jean-Raymond.”

IFJAG Moves to Orlando for February Event

IFJAG Moves to Orlando for February Event

After announcements were made over the course of the past week regarding the move of Informa Fashion Markets, Clarion Events and the Tarsus Group’s February Las Vegas trade events to Orlando, Fla., it was revealed on Dec. 10 that the International Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Group show would also move to the region.

‘Stronger Together,’ MAGIC, Offprice and WWIN to Share Space for Orlando Shows

‘Stronger Together,’ MAGIC, Offprice and WWIN to Share Space for Orlando Shows

Following the Dec. 3 announcement that it would host a MAGIC Pop Up Orlando trade event Feb. 9–11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Informa Markets Fashion revealed that it is working with Clarion Events and the Tarsus Group to produce co-located events for the return of on-site trade shows to serve the fashion community.

LA Men’s Market to Produce Digital Trade Show With Liberty Fairs

LA Men’s Market to Produce Digital Trade Show With Liberty Fairs

After more than a year of not producing in-person events, the LA Men’s Market, the 9-year-old independent, biannual trade show based in downtown Los Angeles, announced that it will be running a digital trade show with Liberty Fairs, a prominent biannual trade event, and its technology partner, Joor.

SwimShow Partners With NuOrder for 2021 Virtual Trade Show

SwimShow Partners With NuOrder for 2021 Virtual Trade Show

With trade-show planning underway for 2021 across the apparel industry, Miami’s Swimwear Association of Florida announced that its SwimShow is working with the Los Angeles wholesale e-commerce platform NuOrder to launch a virtual edition of the swimwear event, which is typically produced in July.

Informa Markets Fashion Heads Into 2021 With Hybrid On-site/Digital Schedule

Informa Markets Fashion Heads Into 2021 With Hybrid On-site/Digital Schedule

On Dec. 3, Informa Markets Fashion announced its 2021 schedule of digital events and on-location expositions.

ATS Post-Election Summit Affords Connections and Conversation on Future of Apparel

ATS Post-Election Summit Affords Connections and Conversation on Future of Apparel

Moving forward with its latest virtual event, Apparel Textile Sourcing hosted its Post-Election Summit and Sourcing Show to connect buyers, sellers, brands, manufacturers, retailers and factories to discuss the future of the industry in a post-election, post-COVID-19 world. Over the course of five days, Nov. 16–20, ATS connected professionals within the industry through buyer-and-seller matchmaking and interactive booths that enabled attendees to shop ready-to-order apparel, textiles and accessories.

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