Apparel's Second Annual China Symposium & Sourcing Fair Set for September 19-22-

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Black, Publisher
[email protected]


COLUMBIA, SC -- May 10, 2005 -- Following a successful 2004 launch, Apparel Magazine will produce its second annual China Symposium & Sourcing Fair, Sept. 19-22, 2005, in Shanghai, China.

"Attendees can expect a sourcing event of the highest caliber, coupled with exceptional educational and networking opportunities," said Apparel's Publisher, Susan Black. "We anticipate at least 600 China-based producers of textiles and apparel to participate in the Sourcing Fair, and as such, will be located at the world-class Shanghai New International Expo Centre in the Pudong area."

Sponsored by Paxar Corporation, a global leader in brand identification, the four-day event includes an educational Symposium offering high-level market information from leading experts; a two-day Sourcing Fair for which matchmaking services will be available; and a day of tours of area apparel facilities.

"While it's no secret that China is likely to become the predominant apparel supplier to the United States, the landscape of doing business there does continue to change," said Black. "Therefore, the goal of our Symposium is to provide those sourcing in China, as well as those looking to enter China, with current information and practical, in-depth advice to help them strategize effectively."

Symposium speakers to date include: Mohan Komanduri, Regional Director, East Asia, Kurt Salmon Associates, on "Determining the Best China Sourcing Strategy for You"; Steve Jesseph, Vice President, Compliance & Risk Management (retired), Sara Lee Branded Apparel, addressing "The Compliance Factor"; and Phillis Lin, Retail Specialist, Kurt Salmon Associates, on "The Future of Apparel Retailing in China."

Additional sessions will address the state of the industry, a regional sourcing comparison and more.

Registration for Apparel's China Symposium & Sourcing Fair is $795 and includes all Symposium sessions, followed by a networking reception and dinner; first-right access to the facilitation of private, pre-arranged meetings with potential sourcing partners; two days' admittance to the Sourcing Fair; a day of tours; and some meals. Additional attendees from the same company may register for $595. Pre-registration for the Sourcing Fair only is free. To register, visit For sponsorship information, contact Jackie Ellen at 803-771-7500, ext. 3026 or email [email protected]. Apparel's China Symposium & Sourcing Fair is jointly produced with VNU Exhibitions Asia, Shanghai, China . Supporting organizations include the California Fashion Association, Kurt Salmon Associates and [TC] 2.

About Apparel

Apparel magazine is the leading b-to-b publication for apparel and apparel retail executives, with a focus on technology, new products, business strategy, sourcing, retail and more. It also produces the web site, the Apparel Executive Forum, Apparel's Tech Conference & All-Star Awards and Apparel's Executive Roundtables and Webinars. Apparel is a publication of Edgell Communications.

About VNU Exhibitions Asia

As a subsidiary of VNU Business Media, VNU Exhibitions Asia is one of the leading exhibition companies in China and has an extensive network within the Chinese market. VNU Exhibitions Asia, with offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou, organizes approximately 20 trade shows and consumer events as well as conferences and seminars annually.

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