ExpoProducción Has Successful Debut

The inaugural ExpoProducción — an annual trade show focused on serving the complete apparel, home
textiles and technical textiles production supply chain in Mexico and Central America — was held
Feb. 6-8, 2013, at the World Trade Center in Mexico City. ExpoProducción producer and organizer
Clarion Events North America Inc., Atlanta, reports the event saw more than 129 exhibitors from
Mexico, Italy, Sweden, China, India, Singapore and the United States showing their products and
services to more than 2,900 attendees from 11 countries including Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Spain, Canada and the United States.

“We are extremely pleased with the participation and attendance at this first edition of
ExpoProducción,” said David Audrain, president and CEO, Clarion Events North America. “The
escalating interest from the industry ensures that next year’s event will be significantly larger
with attendance growth from all of Mexico and Central America.”

Products and services exhibited at the show, which took up more than 5,500 square meters of
floor space, included fibers and yarns; fabrics; nonwovens; findings/trims; cutting and sewing
equipment/supplies; textile machinery; computer software/information technology; contract
manufacturing; logistics services; research and development products; associations/academia; and

ExpoProducción also offered a concurrent three-day, comprehensive educational program that
included more than 14 sessions — many of which had standing-room only attendance, according to
organizers — covering topics such as the latest research and development in cutting and sewing;
international trade updates; advancements in military, protective and safety apparel production; an
apparel industry market update; and the creation of design and trademarks.

The show was supported by the Cámara Nacional de la Industria del Vestido (CANAINVE); Clover,
S.C.-based Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association; Washington-based National Council of Textile
Organizations; Textile World and its sister publication Textiles Panamericanos; and MexCostura, a
magazine covering apparel, textiles and fashion in Mexico and Central America.

The next edition of ExpoProducción will take place Feb. 5-7, 2014, at the World Trade Center
in Mexico City.

February 26, 2013