ITMA announces schedule for 33rd Showtime fabric market
Staff Staff -- Casual Living, May 19, 2006
International Textile Market Association will host its 33rd semiannual Showtime fabric market June 4 - 7. More than 2,500 participants are expected to attend the free event.
At the show, 216 of the ITMA's 244 members will exhibit. Companies from at least 17 countries worldwide will attend. The show will include nine new exhibitors from the United States, Australia, India and Turkey.
This will be the first June Showtime. After a year-long survey process in 2004, the ITMA decided to move the show to the first weeks of December and June from the traditional months of January and July. "Pre-registration for the June show has been strong," said ITMA Director Catherine Morsell. "From what I am hearing, most everyone feels that June will work better than July did. It's a year of transition for exhibitors and buyers. It will take getting this year under their belts to really adjust to the change." This summer's Showtime events will include Breakfast at Showtime, a free breakfast with panel discussion, "How are small to medium sized furniture makers surviving in the upholstery market," The Home Color and Trends Forecast presented by Cotton Incorporated; and the popular Runway Fashion Show sponsored by Furniture/Today, sister publication to Casual Living magazine, the ITMA and the ITMA Educational Foundation Sponsors. ITMA is a non-profit trade association of mills, converters, tanneries and trimming manufacturers, whose main objective is to stimulate growth and development in the home furnishings industry. For more information, call 336-885-6842 or visit www.itma-showtime.com.