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Showtime announces schedule of events 

Fabric event brings back Breakfast at Showtime

Celebrating more than 20 years of semiannual fabric markets, Winter Showtime 2010 is set for Dec. 5-8.
As always, there are many networking opportunities at Showtime, giving attendees and exhibitors a chance to relax, mingle and network in an informal atmosphere. All events are free to all.

For the opening night reception, Showtime celebrates its 42nd show with an "Ohh Mama Mia, Come Have Sangria" social on on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Factory, located in Market Square.

On Tuesday night, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Merchandise Mart Properties sponsors "It's Only Real When It's Dark," a Showtime social held in Suites at Market Square, Level One.
Educational Events
You are cordially invited for breakfast with the publisher of Fabrics & Furnishings International and ITMA Showtime for a wonderful hour of discussion. On Monday, Dec. 6, from 7-8 a.m. at the String & Splinter, Eric Schneider will host Breakfast at Showtime "Is the Industry Ready for the Upswing?"

The subject is: "What are manufacturers and their suppliers doing to prepare for the upturn?"

Questions to be considered:
Can the industry react quickly enough to meet the needs of the market?
Can mills turn fabrics around fast enough to meet the needs of the furniture producer?
Where can the industry improve to serve the market better?
When the sales surge comes, will the industry be ready?
Come find out what the professionals think about it!

Eric Schneider, publisher, Fabrics & Furnishings International, Miami Beach, FL
Special Guest: Jim Ennis, CEO, J. Ennis Fabrics, parent company of the new ‘Vision Fabrics' brand

Panelist include:
Parks Neisler, Vice President, Dicey Fabric Corp., Shelby, NC
Brian Rosenstein, Dierctor of Operation, Synthetics Finishing, Hickory, NC
Steve Piersal, CEO, Huntinghouse Furniture, Hickory, NC
Cathy Smith, Director of Merchandising & Design, De Leo Fabrics, High Point, NC
Allen Smith, Brand Sales Manager, Unifi, Greensboro, NC

A limited number of seats are available, so RSVP to Eric Schneider today via or (917) 251-9922.

Showtime attendees will also have the opportunity to attend presentations by WithIt, Women in the Home Industries Today, and AATCC, American Association of

Textile Chemist and Colorists. WithIt will give a trend presentation at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6; and at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7.


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