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ATSM show announces line-up of top speakers from fashion

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Apr '19
Pic: ATSM
Pic: ATSM
The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show has announced a line-up of top speakers to boost international trade success for fashion industry players in Florida, Southern US, and Latin America. The show that provides a platform for the apparel executives to learn and create opportunities to grow their business will be held from May 28-30, 2019 in US.

Latest updates on US trade policy, customs and imports, investment opportunities for apparel brands and retailers, industry trends and forecasts, and the future of fashion, technology and sustainability, are among the key topics to be presented at the ATSM, according to a press release on the show.

US trade policy is changing quickly and Julie Hughes, president of the DC-based United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), which works to facilitate global trade for US-based brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers doing business internationally, will provide an update on the latest developments in global trade, tariff, and non-tariff barriers, and new sourcing opportunities.

Navigating through the complex supply chain and other complicated issues associated with trade present a challenge for businesses, small and large. One can learn from international trade and legal expert Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, special counsel of national law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, about all we need to know to ensure compliance with current trade laws and policies surrounding imports, exports, and customs, and reduce duty exposure.

Visitors can get to know about the unprecedented number of investment opportunities available to Florida apparel brands, retailers, and businesses from local to international sources. Speakers include Manuel A. Mencia, senior vice president - international trade and development of enterprise Florida, as well as representatives from The Investment Association of China (IAC), who will provide details as part of the first Asia-US-Latin America Investment Summit on the group’s vision to invest in local opportunities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the areas of logistics, ports, commercial/residential real estate, infrastructure, and technology.

Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, will unveil global colour authority Pantone Color Institute’s fashion colour trend forecast for Autumn/Winter 2020-2021.

Launching and growing a successful business today is a challenge for both expert and novice designers alike, especially with limited budgets. What’s the best way to launch or scale a brand — online, direct to consumer, crowd sourcing sites or wholesale? Mercedes R. Gonzalez, founder and director of Manhattan-based Global Purchasing Companies, specialists in fashion strategy and brand development, will reveal valuable tips on everything designers needs to know about breaking through the clutter and launching a successful collection.

Design industry expert Anna Livermore, founder of Chicago-based V. Mora, who has helped launch hundreds of designers’ careers over the last decade, will share top mistakes designers make and how to avoid them.

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, discover the many advances in technology use and how it can speed up product development and the manufacturing process, including pattern design, creating technical packs, 3D scanning, grading, marking, and cutting. Visitors can learn from experts such as Ram Sareen, head coach and founder of California-based fashion tech firm Tukatech on how technology can help your company save time and money in meeting manufacturing demands, and from Shahrooz Kohan, CEO of California-based fashion ERP software provider, AIMS360, on the benefits of integrating apparel value chain technologies into your business.

In the wake of the United Nations’ launch of the ‘UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion’, a panel of top industry experts will discuss the implications for apparel businesses, and provide guidance on how companies can launch, convert, and grow their sustainable operations. Avedis Seferian, president and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), will examine why responsible sourcing is more important than ever in today’s world of instant communication, what companies need to do in order to ensure business continuity and stay competitive, and how responsible sourcing impacts the bottom line.

Presented free of charge, the interactive educational sessions are expected to draw more than 4,000 local, national and international visitors who will attend ATSM to learn, source new innovations, and make connections with sourcing partners globally. In addition to the show’s exhibits and conference sessions, ATSM will deliver a world-class fashion show, representing local and international designers, up-and-coming student talent and global fashions presented by show exhibitors. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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