Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), will be held in Canada from August 21 to 23, 2017. This is the first Canadian trade show to be launched by an online B2B trade platform and is also the largest being held in the country. This is the second year of the show. The 2016 show had more than 200 booths of merchandise and more than 1800 attendees. Canadia’s import of clothing, textile and footwear touched an all-time high in 2016 at CAD$2.1 billion. With positive business sentiment, ATSC has increased 50 per cent exhibit space at Toronto’s International Centre for this year’s show.
The event connects Canada to the world players. It attracts to Canada hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world including China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the US, the UK, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and more. Through an impressive platform of seminars and sessions, attendees can make global industry connections, and gain the insights needed to navigate the international sourcing process.
New for 2017 will be a leading-edge trends showcase featuring the latest and greatest in apparel and textiles and a high-profile roster of international speakers. A fashion show and design contest will also be held, featuring items available to be sourced at the event, as well as fashions from local designers and students.
The growth of the Canadian market and its unique business opportunities are attractive to Chinese manufacturers. An increased number of high-quality Chinese producers will be seen at the 2017 show.