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Sourcing Heads Back to Miami With New Textile Show Set to Debut in May

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, held every August in Toronto, will now have a sister show with the debut of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami trade show.

Set for May 21-23 at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, the show aims to attract small businesses, retailers, manufacturers and designers across the U.S. and Latin America. The show will feature hundreds of international apparel and textile manufacturers from China, India, Bangladesh, the U.S., Turkey, Pakistan, Mexico and many other countries and territories from across Central and South America, and all around the world.

Moishe Mana, Miami-based developer and chief executive officer of Mana Group, said, “We are committed to making Miami the nexus for commerce between Asia, North America and Latin America. We’re excited to have ATS Miami join this initiative as the fashion and apparel industry is one of our core verticals.”

Next to the hundreds of manufacturers’ booths and exhibits, ATS-Miami will gain insights and information to best navigate and profit in the international sourcing process. The show with include a featured focus on “Manufacturer Transparency, Speed & Responsiveness,” and benefits of “Near Sourcing Americas.”

“The expansion of the ATS Brand to Miami is a direct response to the market demand and fills a significant gap for the US-&-Latin American markets,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, organizer of the event and parent company to and, a network of business-to-business sourcing platforms in the U.S.

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ATS-M will feature seminars, panels and runway shows covering topics from trade agreements to best practices with an eye on the changing Latin American market, as well as tips on how to choose overseas producers, plus new approaches on succeeding in the U.S. market.

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“The ATS-Miami design pods and fashion show will include International apparel producers, Latin American artisans, Made-in-Americas manufacturers and active design students,” said Apparel Textile Sourcing Director John Banker.

In addition, ATS-M will feature a “Made in USA” pavilion showcasing U.S.-based manufacturers who source apparel and textiles from abroad for their finished goods, as well as U.S. designers who have their designs made into finished products overseas.

The Americas Pavilion will feature products from such countries as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Mana Group is currently developing a 10-million-square-foot trade hub in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami to facilitate trade across all verticals between Asia and the Western Hemisphere.