ATS-Miami Makes Wildly Successful Debut

ATS Miami Makes Wildly Successful Debut

Can you believe it’s been almost a week since Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami? We can’t either.  Now, we’re taking a look back at the incredible inaugural ATS-Miami.

Miami On the Rise

The extremely successful debut of ATS-Miami could not have come to fruition without the unprecedented support of the Mayor of Miami Francis X. Suarez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz. They embraced the idea of a trade show and championed for its success.

That being said, it was an honor having them at them in attendance at the opening ceremony. It was even more of a pleasure  having Mayor Suarez speak about his vision of making Miami a global city, and how ATS-Miami is instrumental in that. Also, Moishe Mana, who has been pioneering Miami’s growth for years, was present, as well as other influential Miami residents.

A Global Affair

ATS-Miami  welcomed over 1,800 attendees that journeyed from over 40 different countries. The global reach of Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami spanned from North and South America, all the way to Europe, Asia, Africa and even Australia.

The highest concentration of attendees and exhibitors hailed from both North and South America. It is no surprise of the heavy Latin American presence as the show had been touted as the, “Gateway to the Americas.” The goal of connecting them through the U.S city of Miami is something we are already seeing evidence of and will continue to see in the future.

The Future of Miami is FASHION

Over 1,000 attendees witnessed the rebirth of Miami fashion at the ATS-Miami fashion show last week. The established Miami designers such as Rene Ruiz and Julian Chang sent looks down the runway where the love for Miami and it’s culture were evident. In addition, the creativity displayed by our exhibitors was impressive and the designs from Miami’s fashion students was inspiring.  This was a showcase that made us excited for the future of Miami fashion.

On top of that, incredible speakers filled attendees schedules with seminars on everything from logistics to how to start a successful fashion brand. This truly enhanced everyone’s experience and gave everyone a great foundation to further their path in the apparel industry.

Thank you to everyone who made this such a successful debut of Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami! We look forward to coming back in 2019!

Author:  Christine Duff

Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.

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