Launch Of ExpoProducción Trade Exposition To Serve Mexico And Central America

ATLANTA — July 9, 2012 — Clarion Events North America (Clarion) announced today the launch of
ExpoProducción, a trade show primarily for the apparel and sewn products manufacturing industry.
ExpoProducción will bring together leading companies from the equipment and machinery sector, along
with both domestic and international textile manufacturers, technical textiles and fiber
manufacturers, and all areas of service and parts suppliers. The show will be held annually at the
World Trade Center in Mexico City, with the inaugural show scheduled for February 6-8, 2013.

“This show will be the only one of its kind in Mexico and will focus on delivering superior
value and assistance to the garment and sewn products manufacturing market in this important and
growing region,” said Clarion’s President, David Audrain.  Audrain’s background includes the
production of several leading shows in similar markets, including the launch of the revised Bobbin
World show in 1998.

As part of the event, a comprehensive educational program will be available to attendees at
no extra cost. Additionally some high-level conference programming will be offered at reduced costs
to members of supporting organizations.

In a recent announcement to the association’s members, Lic. Sergio López De La Cerda,
President of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria del Vestido (CANAINVE), stated, “I would like to
inform you that on February 6 to 8 of 2013, at the World Trade Center in Mexico City,
ExpoProducción, a machinery, textile and trim event, will take place, which is something that our
industry needs. We wish the organizers a great success and we invite all the manufacturers to visit
ExpoProducción, that without a doubt will be of great benefit to our industry.”

The garment manufacturing industry in Mexico is seeing significant growth as domestic demand
increases and orders from the USA move back to Mexico.  Alejandro Faes, president of
Mexcostura, the leading magazine for the apparel industry in Mexico and Central America, emphasized
the importance of strengthening the internal market and promoting apparel exports from Mexico.
“This is something that can only be achieved by becoming very competitive and offering high quality
goods, which is why it is of vital importance to have this type of event where the apparel
manufacturers will be able to find state of the art technology, textiles and all of the products in
the supply chain.”  Faes is a past President of the Camara Nacional de las Industria del
Vestido, and of the International Apparel Federation and is partnering with Clarion Events on the
launch of ExpoProducción in Mexico.

Han Bekke, Secretary General of the International Apparel Federation, also advocates the new
ExpoProducción. He states, “The apparel supply chain is rapidly changing because of new techniques
in manufacturing and vending of apparel products. These developments may not be ignored if you want
to stay competitive. The ExpoProducción exhibition is offering you a perfect overview of state of
the art machines, software and services and participation is therefore highly recommended by the

Mexico is seeing a strong resurgence in production tied to American brands and retailers, and
ExpoProducción will be the hub bringing the manufacturers and their suppliers together each year.
According to Audrain,”Mexico City is not only the heart of Mexico and the headquarters for most of
the major producers, but it is also a pivotal location to bring the whole Central American and
Caribbean industry together.”

Posted on July 10, 2012

Source: Clarion Events