International Textile Sourcing Fair Exceeds Expectations
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Market Center Management Company (MCMC), the management company of leading wholesale trade centers and trade events around the world, today announced that the premiere GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair exceeded expectations during the launch event that was held April 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). The show was endorsed by the Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA) and California Fashion Association (CFA) and supported by Espace Textile, Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), and Mudpie Inc.
"We have met our goal of setting a new standard for west coast trade events," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Market Center Management Company. "Attendance far exceeded our expectations, and the fresh design, quality exhibitors, and relevant seminars added up to a big success. We look forward to tripling the number of exhibitors for October as the most progressive show in the United States."
GlobalTex welcomed more than 2,200 attendees from 17 countries and 125 exhibitors included leading resources in the following categories: fabric mills, textile suppliers, international brands, full package manufacturers, trim suppliers, technology companies, art studios, trend companies and accessories suppliers during the three-day show.
The partnership with trend forecaster Mudpie provided attendees with superior trend information. Fiona Jenvey, CEO of Mudpie, project managed the trend display areas which included the Live area featuring Mudpies four trends: conscious, kinetic, utopia and creative; the Work and Play area included performance fabrics; and the Denim Lounge was inspired by the denim and casual sportswear market.
We could not have been more pleased with Mudpie, said Cindy Morris, COO, Market Center Management Company. Fiona Jenvey worked hard in hand with our team on the look and feel of the trend displays. We look forward to a continued partnership as we grow our trend offerings.
Market Center Management Company had a strong creative vision for the show which is why we were delighted to be involved, said Jenvey. GlobalTex is offering the industry what it needs an innovative trend led sourcing solution, something that Ive never seen before in the United States.
The Los Angeles Convention Center proved the ideal venue for GlobalTex. It provided the show with an open floor plan that was arranged in an easy-to-shop format. MCMC is committed to the city of Los Angeles and TALA to produce 20 shows over the next 10 years with plans to triple the size of the show for October and has already booked additional hall space for the next show.
At last, we have found a real trade show [GlobalTex]we are pleasedit is professional, pretty like the trade shows we have in Europe, said Agns Elisabelar, export manager, Espace Textile.
The educational and networking opportunities were well attended and received. Practical seminars by experts on timely topics were presented during the show. The goal was to offer a range of information from important trends to relevant business topics. During challenging economic times trade show seminars offer valuable information directly to attendees. Other topics included software/technology, industry issues, trends, best business practices, social media, and many more. Each presenter shared information that offered attendees inspiration and/or valuable expertise.
GlobalTex is the first full-scale production and design trade show in the United States presenting the complete supply chain for fashion. GlobalTex features the latest fabrics, trims, private label collections, original design manufacturers, printing, graphic design and the technologies that support production. The show attracts leading designers, product developers, retailers, and wholesalers. In addition, the show offers helpful matchmaking services and practical seminars that support the global fashion and design industries.
Make plans now to participate in the next GlobalTex: October 1315, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Attendees may contact MCMC's in-house travel agency for substantial travel and hotel discounts by calling 1-866-878-8778. For more information on GlobalTex visit www.globaltex.com.
Market Center Management Company (MCMC) is an international market center and trade show management company based in Dallas. MCMC and its owner, Crow Holdings, own or manage market centers and trade shows on three continents Asia (ShanghaiMart), Europe (Brussels International Trade Mart), and North America (Dallas Market Center and GlobalTex) totaling approximately 10 million square feet, more than any other single company. MCMC recently announced its plans to develop an international medical trade center in Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Medical Trade Center, which could open as early at 2010. Within the MCMC market centers and trade shows, buyers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and apparel. MCMC helps buyers and sellers expand business and increase profits by organizing and managing dozens of trade events each year attended by hundreds of thousands of attendees from all 50 states and more than 84 countries. MCMCs Web site is available at www.marketcentermanagement.com.
About GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair
GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair is the first full-scale production and design tradeshow in the United States presenting the complete supply chain for apparel. GlobalTex will feature the latest designs, developments, techniques, and trends for fiber, fabrics, trims, private label collections, original design manufacturers, printing, graphic design and the technologies that support production. GlobalTex is endorsed by the Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA) and the California Fashion Association (CFA). GlobalTexs Web site is available at www.globaltex.com.
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