The International Textile Alliance has prepended the dates for spring 20201 Showtime market a week earlier to May 16-19. The show was originally scheduled for May 23-26. The ITA hopes to support permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors by appointment during the Premarket dates of April 25-27 and during the last few days of the rescheduled High Point Market on June 8-10.
Carrie Dillon, Managing Director of ITA informed the decision to offer multiple dates to showcase products in the spring offered the best opportunity to service all stakeholders on a schedule that meets safety and sourcing requirements. The ITA said many manufacturers exhibiting at High Point Market are attending buyers during the Showtime event. The decision to move up the core event in May and provide additional dates in April and June was in response to a feedback from both ITA members and Showtime buyers and us aimed at giving buyers multiple opportunities to shop.
ITA’s leadership also recognized the timing issues on vaccine rollout and supply issues were additional reasons to provide multiple buying opportunities. The ITA will enforce the same social distancing and safety measures during the spring Showtime events as were successful in November 2020.