New Trade Show Spotlights Textiles Trim And Sourcing

Fairchild Urban Expositions, Atlanta, recently announced it will be launching the first annual
Material World, a trade show to serve as the leading exposition for textiles, trim and sourcing
opportunities.The inaugural show is planned for September 19-21, 2000, at the Miami International
Merchandise MartandRadisson Centre, Miami.Textile, trim and related product manufacturers
approached us about developing a show to fill a void in the marketplace, said Doug Miller,
president, Fairchild Urban Expositions. Until now, there has never been a trade event focusing
exclusively upon the specialized buying, sourcing and selling opportunities for these core
categories. For the most part, these sectors have primarily been served by regional markets or
featured within larger expositions. We think that the potential for a targeted show of this nature
is tremendous, he added.Material World will feature more than 400 booths, showcasing the latest
introductions and innovations from leading textile, trim and related product manufacturers,
importers, exporters and mills.Products and categories will include a wide range of fabrics
including knit, woven, non-apparel and other specialties; trims; threads; linings and interlinings;
closures; software and CAD systems; services such as sourcing, broker and custom service agencies,
freight, forwarders, consolidators, carriers, auction, banking, financing, trade associations,
education and trend/product development; electronic data interchange (edi); general manufacturing
and standard data systems.For more information, call Fairchild Urban Expositions at (770) 952-6444.

June 1999