In the midst of the US-China trade dispute, hundreds of Chinese companies will be making their way to Toronto later this month to participate in Canada’s largest apparel and textile trade show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), from August 20-22, at the Toronto International Centre.
The show will include a first-of-its-kind showcase of top brands from China, called Avenue ATS. This will feature leading apparel brands in China, looking for partners to help grow their fashions globally.
ATSC will feature over 500 international exhibits, three days of seminars and panels, an on-site business matchmaking service and a spectacular fashion show spotlighting established and up-and-coming Canadian designers. More than 5,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event including apparel and fashion executives, influencers, designers, retailers, importers, wholesalers, merchandisers, buyers and suppliers.
This year’s event will include the addition of the China Brand Show, coming to Canada for the first time as a part of ATSC and adding categories such as accessories, giftware, home electronics, footwear, luggage and housewares and general merchandise.
ATSC is supported by many international governments and associations, headed by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT) and the Bangladesh High Commission on behalf of the Export Promotion Bureau and the Bangladesh Garment and Manufacturers Export Association. The event is also supported by the Taiwan Textile Association, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India’s Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and TFO Canada, experts in trade for developing countries.