The L.A. International Textile Show, hosted by the California Market Center (CMC), Los
Angeles, and Material World & Technology Solutions, produced by Atlanta-based Urban
Expositions LLC, will co-locate as of fall 2009. Co-locating the shows – to be held Sept. 30-Oct.
2, 2009, at the CMC – will create the largest, most comprehensive marketplace for apparel and home
furnishing textiles, sourcing, global fashion production and supply chain resources on the West
Coast. Beginning in 2010, the events will be held semi-annually.
“When the opportunity arose to co-locate with such a well-established, successful event as
the L.A. International Textile Show, the list of benefits to the industry could not be ignored,”
said Tim von Gal, president, Material World & Technology Solutions. “By teaming up, we
eliminate market confusion and bring together an unprecedented international product and service
resource that promises to become the must-attend event for the sewn products industry.”
“By co-locating, we’ll maintain the fashion-focused show experience we’re known for, while
growing the offerings in our current categories and dramatically expanding new ones like home
furnishings fabrics, Information Technology, equipment and machinery,” said Joanne Lee, senior vice