The WSA Show
Footwear Industry Supply Chain Under One Roof
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current marketplace challenges at the forefront of today's footwear
industry, The WSA Show is rounding out its comprehensive offering by
servicing the supply chain needs of manufacturers and retailers with
the newly-added Materials at WSA. The Materials at WSA segment will
feature exhibitors who focus on innovative and efficient solutions
for speed to market, product differentiation, customization, and
product safety and testing
challenging times for the industry as a whole,
The resources focused on speed to market solutions will cater to manufacturers looking for more competitive production schedules in order to get new product on store shelves faster and stay ahead of their competition. Also, present will be exhibiting suppliers willing to work with manufacturers on lower volume productions to allow for greater differentiation and customization options. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of resources to help them comply with new product safety and testing laws, especially as it relates to lead levels in children's products.
In addition to a wide array of suppliers from around the globe such as CICB Brazilian Leather Pavilion, More Shoeparts Co. LTD and Wolverine Leathers, some of the other innovative new exhibitors next month will include:
WSA will also host two informative workshops presented by the
industry's leading experts,
The Magic of Color'spring/Summer 2010 Trend and Color Forecasting will be presented by Leatrice Eiseman, worldwide recognized color specialist, and Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. This workshop is tailored to designers, and anyone needing to design or forecast 18 months out. Eiseman will share her expert knowledge and insight of the color trends for Spring/Summer 2010.
Speed to Market: Are You in the Loop with South American Suppliers? will be presented by Mercedes Gonzalez, director of Global Purchasing Companies, a full-service buying office that plans and implements retail strategies with specialties in new store planning and streamlining established businesses. Gonzalez will target this workshop to sourcing, design, and product developers from small to mid-size brands and companies, and will share her personal experience with using material suppliers from South America in order to meet physical properties, price points and quantities.
The Magic of
Color'spring/Summer 2010 Trend and Color Forecasting
The show will also host its popular, cutting-edge trend forecast area, which will reflect the direction of the new season by showcasing innovative materials from exhibiting suppliers, and have onlookers buzzing.
To find out more about Materials at WSA, visit www.materialsatwsa.com.
About Materials at WSA
Materials at WSA, a special featured section of The WSA Show, expands the breadth of this industry marketplace to include the supply chain by focusing on materials, design, components, technology and sourcing alongside the finished product, becoming easily accessible to brand and retail leaders. These exhibits and workshop programs, attract product development, design and sourcing executives and their teams, and represent the source of products, services and information for the footwear supply chain in the U.S. For more information on Materials at WSA, please visit www.materialsatwsa.com.
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