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Industry Events
The following is a list of trade shows and key industry events of interest to apparel and retail industry professionals. If you would like to have your event listed here, email event details to JSpeer@apparelmag.com with the word CALENDAR in the subject line.






Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
July 10 – 12, 2014 - Shenzhen, China

Rising demand for high-quality textiles in the Southern China region will provide a promising backdrop to this year’s Intertextile Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories, held from 10 to 12 July 2014 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The favourable market conditions in the region have led to increased demand from overseas exhibitors to participate, with country / region pavilions from India and Korea returning to the fair, and the debut participation of a pavilion from Taiwan.
 
The 2014 edition of Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen will occupy a total of 30,000 sqm in halls 2, 3 and 4, an over 33 % increase from last year. Within these halls a large selection of high-quality fabrics for ladieswear, casual wear and suiting, the latest knits, lace & embroidery and accessories, and a range of yarns & fibres will be on offer to buyers. In particular this year, a larger selection of quality lace and embroidered fabrics for women’s fashion, wedding apparel and accessories will be showcased.
 
Many overseas exhibitors at last year’s fair commented on the growing potential in Southern China for international suppliers. “This is the first time we have exhibited at this fair and there are a lot of people visiting our booth. We are quite optimistic about the market and the business expansion opportunities in this region,” explained Peter Westcott from British company Westcott Design Ltd. Organisers of the Korea Pavilion, the Korea Fashion Textile Association, were equally as optimistic. “Shenzhen has a lot of manufacturing plants for ladieswear and is centrally located within the region,” said Assistant Manager Carol Oh. “Close by, Hong Kong has the buying offices, while Zhongshan focuses on leisurewear and Huizhou is the centre of menswear production. Taking all these factors together, I believe we will continue to find a lot of business opportunities and buyers at this fair in the future.”






eTail East
Aug. 11-14
|  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

eTail East is the perfect sized online and multi-channel retail event for you to meet your peers. Executives attending in 2013 received detailed case studies from strategy, to implementation and testing, to execution, direct from retail peers, and took home 360+ actionable strategies they can implement immediately.

Keynote sessions inspired attendees to go beyond being customer-focused to being truly customer-obsessed. With specialized days focusing on everything from Social Commerce Engagement to emerging channels like Tablets, eTail East 2013 was a one-stop shop for everything CUSTOMER.





APPAREL’S SOURCING SUMMIT AT MAGIC
August 18, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV

New Sourcing Paradigms: The Realities, Risks & Rewards
 
An Official Session of Sourcing at MAGIC, Apparel’s Sourcing Summit will feature:
• An interactive panel discussion with leading apparel brand and retail sourcing executives and industry experts
• Exploration of changing sourcing practices and evolving benchmarks to include insights on global patterns, near shoring, speed to market, supply chain visibility, risk mitigation and key technology solution strategies
• An extended open mike Q&A period between the audience and panelists
• An Executive Networking Reception for all attendees
Learn more and register HERE.





shop.org Summit 2014
Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2014
| Washington State Convention Center |  Seattle

5,200 professionals will gather in Seattle for the Shop.org Summit, a 2½ day event specifically for digital and multichannel retailers. Get the rush of discovering new ideas, getting actionable takeaways and building strong relationships with the brightest and most innovative players in the digital retail world.





APPAREL EXECUTIVE FORUM
September 29 - October 1, 2014  |  Ritz-Carlton Hotel  |  Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Make 2014 your year to attend the 14th Annual Apparel Executive Forum, our senior-level, invitation-only event that promises a high return for your time in terms of personal growth and development, peer-to-peer networking and strategic idea exchange.

With a theme of "Mission 2014: Wowing Consumers with World-Class Product & Process," the Forum is limited to 50 to 75 senior-level executives representing apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers and a select group of progressive solution and service providers.

Our networking-rich agenda, including Interactive Workshops and One-On-One Meetings with fellow attendees, is designed to provide expert-led, insightful content and clear takeaways to put to work in your enterprise.




Apparel Business & Technology Leadership Conference
October 30, 2014 / Roosevelt Hotel, New York City


As an apparel retailer, brand or manufacturing executive, you are faced with a host of challenges in today’s super competitive environment. Aside from creating and merchandising great product, you must effectively manage internal technology strategies and processes; complex global supply chains (read high raw materials, energy and transportation costs plus legal and social compliance); and an ever-complex consumer environment driven by omnichannel, engagement/experience, mobility and more.

Get expert market and business insight, guidance on the strategic use of technology, plus a superior networking experience at Apparel’s Business & Technology Conference. Spend a full, productive day with us, and we promise you’ll leave with valuable takeaway intelligence.
 




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