Messe Frankfurt, an international trade show firm, announced its speaker lineup and seminar industry topics for the winter edition of Texworld USA in 2018. The event will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York from Jan. 22 to 24 and is colocated with Apparel Sourcing USA.
And this year, Texworld USA will debut its “Explore the Floor” series, which features intimate tours led by seasoned industry expert — tour leaders will introduce attendees to exhibitors that best fit their business needs. Tours will be led by Arthur Friedman, senior editor of Sourcing Journal; Jeff Wilson, senior business development manager of NSF International, and Deberah Johnson, executive director of Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.
The firm said its speaker lineup and educational series for winter 2018 will home in on industry topics such as sustainability and spring 2019 color and fabric trends. Highlights from its “Seminar Series” include Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency and the Importance of a Circular Economy for the Future of Fashion. Its “Textile Talks” series will feature Sustainability and Transparency in Apparel with Megan Meiklejohn of Eileen Fisher and the BF+DA’s Tek Tiles Project led by Johnson, among other topics. StartUp Fashion and Lenzing Fibers organized discussions at the event.
Its trend showcase was created by Texworld USA’s art directors, Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, who will together present ‘Gourou de la Mode,” the Infinite spring 2019 trends as part of the event’s “Explore the Floor” series.
Jennifer Bacon, show director of Messe Frankfurt North America, said, “Lenzing Fibers continues to organize a compelling lineup of educational opportunities season after season. Attendees can look forward to topics that will keep them on the cusp of what is happening in our ever evolving industry — our seminars and Textile Talks are perfect for anyone no matter their level in the business.”
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