Home Textiles Sourcing Expo
Javits Convention Center
24 - 26 July, 2012
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo presents an innovative seminar program in partnership with Lenzing Innovation
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is accompanied by a complimentary three-day seminar program, with experts introducing topical issues of the market and latest trends. From July 24-26, 2012, North America’s only sourcing event to solely focus on fabrics and finished goods for all home applications will offer a total of 17 interesting and innovative presentations for attendees from the apparel fabrics, apparel sourcing and home textiles industries. In partnership with Lenzing Innovation, the focus of this edition is on new sourcing regions, eco-friendly/sustainable issues, new innovations in fibers and materials, next season colors and fashion-forward trends.
“We have again compiled a world-class seminar program to serve the interests of attendees and exhibitors. Our Lenzing seminar topics range from textile innovations to color trends and prospects for the U.S. retail market, “says Tricia Carey, USA Merchandising Manager, Lenzing. “Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD moderates a panel presenting sourcing hot spots, while John Mowbray, Editor, Ecotextile News – London, UK, discusses the Greenpeace Detox report. In addition, returning expert Laurie Pressman from Pantone, New York, introduces color choices for the home in 2013.
“This seminar program is designed to promote new developments in the national and international markets and show existing and upcoming trends. Attendees may ask themselves: What are the latest home textiles sourcing and apparel sourcing trends? Or what can we expect from the Southeast Asian sourcing markets? The Messe Frankfurt seminars give those and many more answers,” says John P. Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America. “Thanks to our continuous partnership with Lenzing Innovation, the program features international speakers from industries, politics and consulting.”
Highlights of the July 2012 seminar program include, but are not limited to:
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo Trends
Mark Woodman, Trend Consultant at Global Color Research, will address the latest in home textile trends.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Fantasies and Realities Impacting Color Choices for the Home in 2013
Laurie Pressman of Pantone will reveal the skilfully balanced trend palettes that will be the key to enticing the consumer in 2013.
The Path to Happiness for Winter 2013/2014.
Laurie Pressman of Pantone examines how color will play with material, texture and superimposition for Autumn/Winter 2013/2014.
How to Make Dollars and Sense of the American Retail Market
Warren Shoulberg, editorial director of Home Textiles Today, will present an overview of the U.S. Retail marketplace, discussing the positioning and strategy for the largest stores in home textiles so that overseas suppliers can better understand their customers here.
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
World Palette: The International Collection
Mark Woodman of Global Color Research takes you on a journey to discover what the world thinks of the vibrant areas of the planet such as Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America and see the unveiling of the Color Marketing Group World Palette.
Please see the full seminar schedule here. No registration is required. Attendance is free of charge and available on a first come, first serve basis at the show.
Home Textile Sourcing Expo 2012
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is the only sourcing event in North America to solely focus on fabrics and finished soft goods for all home applications. Home Textile Sourcing Expo provides manufacturers, retailers, jobbers, converters, contract specifiers and designers a one stop sourcing venue where they can locate new fabrics and products for their latest collection. The show will take place July 24-26, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
For further information, please visit www.hometextilessourcing.com
About Messe Frankfurt
The North American headquarters in Atlanta produces trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico across various industries. For more information about Messe Frankfurt, please visit our Web site at www.usa.messefrankfurt.com.
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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