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Los Angeles, CA – July 8th & 9th 2015
The SoCal Apparel and Footwear Materials Show is a brand-new addition for 2015 and is an extension of the already popular NE and NW Shows held in March and September.
SoCal was held for the first time in the heart of Los Angeles’ Fashion District at the California Market Center on January 14th and 15th. It will now be repeated on July 8th and 9th at the Marriot Hotel, Los Angeles International Airport.
This event is a great boost to the U.S. sourcing event calendar, and with many brands in the area it is sure to continue to grow in popularity.
NE Show – Boston, MA – September 9th and 10th 2015
NW Show – Portland, OR – September 16th and 17th 2015
The NE Apparel and Footwear Materials Show is held at the Doubletree Hotel, Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA. This is a well-focused sourcing show incorporating around 90 booths from local, national and international vendors. It attracts many visitors from local brands such as Converse, Timberland, Puma and New Balance, as well as other nationally based footwear and apparel companies.
The NW Apparel and Footwear Materials Show, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, is the long-established predecessor to the NE show that is held the week before. This event houses more than 190 booths from local, national and international vendors and has been established since 1994. Both shows offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and make the ideal venues for networking.
As other similar shows are losing momentum, and in some cases have ceased all together, the NE and NW Shows are growing in popularity with a noticeable increase in both attendees and exhibitors year-on-year. The organizers, American Events, have also recently added a new fair in California – the SoCal Show, which is held in January and July of each year in Los Angeles.
SATRA has been exhibiting at both shows since 2010 and we look forward to seeing you there in 2015 – NE Show booth 102 and NW Show booth 204.