"ATSM 2020 will have a focus on sustainability, near sourcing, and speed-to-market. Amongst many other topics that will be addressed, including Low MOQ Sourcing and the rise of micro-brand disruptors as the fastest-growing segment of the show's database and how retailers and consumers have adapted to the shift"
ATSM 2020 predicts multiple conferences expansion with trends forecasting on lounge enhancements, three track fashion shows and more expected participation. The event is going to be vast in attendance and on track for the same growth in 2020. Furthermore, the event has quadrupled the number of exhibitions from Latin America and the USA.
The event plans to offer matchmaking, B2B sourcing, SME and enterprise-level seminar series, trend forecasts from PANTONE as a show partner, a runway show for designers from the local area and exhibitors to showcase the latest design and manufacturing techniques. ATSM will have a niche educational focus held in the fashion innovation lounge including highlights in global trade policy, color and design direction, and business strategy. ATSM 2020 will have a focus on sustainability, near sourcing, and speed-to-market. Amongst many other topics that will be addressed, including Low MOQ Sourcing and the rise of micro-brand disruptors as the fastest-growing segment of the show's database and how retailers and consumers have adapted to the shift.
With a turbocharged geopolitical landscape, it is expected that trade policy, domestic production and sourcing alternatives will once again be a very hot topic. Conference and Educational Sessions continue to be a focus, featuring industry experts who will cover fashion trends, new technology applications such as AI and 3D printing, sourcing tips, sustainability, eCommerce strategy, international trade policy, marketing techniques and much more. The annual runway presentation is going to showcase a curated group of local up-and-coming fashion talent, established South Florida designers and what’s hot from the exhibition floor. Domestic Sourcing Pavilion with US-based manufacturers and service providers. Matchmaking services provides help through various sources to connect interested buyers with suppliers in a unique service that is present at the show and now available digitally year-round on ATS platforms. New Sourcing Markets Pavilion displaying more than 100 unique products from emerging markets including Inner Mongolia, Africa, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and more. 2020 will see a larger Fabric & Trim Section for buyers looking for immediate shipment on open stock yardage and hardware items for apparel (low minimums also welcome in this pavilion). Being a Miami show, ATS has recognized the need for a Swim & Resort Section, showing the latest activewear, at leisure, and tech fabrics integrated into resort and swimwear. Categories will include finished apparel for men, women, and children that range from leisure, formal, denim, active, swim, intimates to performance. Also featured will be home wear and linens, hardware and textiles that include cotton, knits, yarn, leather, synthetic and blends.