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PGA Show to welcome textile event

NORWALK, Conn. (January 15, 2018) — The Performance Textile Fair at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 23-26, in Orlando, Florida, features more than 40 globally curated mills and factories specializing in performance and technical fabric, complimentary educational seminars and a new industry networking event. The Performance Textile Fair is held simultaneously to the 65th PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center and is opening one day earlier in 2018, on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

In its third year as a textile sourcing event to complement the golf industry’s annual MAJOR of Golf Business, the Performance Textile Fair offers an opportune marketplace for apparel CEOs, sourcing professionals and product development executives to connect with international textile companies showcasing the latest trends and developments in athletic fabrics and golf-related apparel.

In addition to comprehensive textile exhibits, the event also includes complimentary education seminars, where attendees will be able to learn about new technology and innovation; trade/duty savings opportunities; compliance issues in new markets and near sourcing; and Made in the USA opportunities.

A new Material Science Center located within the Performance Textile Fair will showcase the latest fabric innovations and technologies within illuminated wall displays, while offering attendees the opportunity to touch and feel swatches from key product developers.

A Performance Textile Fair Happy Hour will take place near the Education Stage from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan, 24.

The Performance Textile Fair Happy Hour is sponsored by:
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Performance Textile Fair Dates & Hours:
 Tuesday, Jan. 23: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
 Wednesday, Jan. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Thursday, Jan. 25: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Friday, Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
Current participating Performance & Sports Textile Sourcing companies include:
Align Textile Four Elements Polygiene
AP Jet Franz Barta Scandanavian Textile & Apparel Co
brrr Full Color Shiuan Jia Industrial Co.
Burlington Global Merino Sofileta
Colorful Textile Goodtrust Southern Textile Network
Danken Enterprise Industria Textile Tai Erh Enterprise
Darlington Fabrics Inovatex Tex Ray Industrial Co.
DiYang Merino Inprotex Texfina
drirelease Irabbitt Technical Fabrics Thermore
DuckSan Vina Labtex Tzay Kuen Knitting
Eagletex Leadtex International Waywaytex
Eastern Exports LJ Sports Technical Textile Co Wisher Industries
Fanyi International Mcayson/Samil World Knitting Industries
Flying Tex Outlast  
Fortune Textiles Polartec  
The PGA Show Performance Textile Fair Education Program
Textile industry experts from Allied Associations and organizations such as the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Cotton Council International and SGS Consumer Retail-SGS North America will share industry knowledge and insights during complimentary education seminars. Edward Hertzman, Founder and President of the Sourcing Journal, will emcee the fair’s education program. View the detailed education schedule with seminar descriptions and presenters at PGAShow2018.com/textile
 
Wednesday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Innovations in Fiber & Fabric
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Organizing for Game-Changing Innovation
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Keynote:  Trade & Your Business:  Is D.C. a "Swamp" or a Sand Trap?

  
Thursday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.Innovations in Fiber & Fabric
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Five Trade Agreements That Are Beneficial to the Active Wear Community

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Performance Shirtings
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Digitalizing Your Supply Chain
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Quality and Compliance 4.0:  Accelerating the Digital Transformation of the Inspection Industry

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Building Portfolio of Preferred Fiber/Materials with Textile Exchange

 
 
 

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 65th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26, 2018, in Orlando, will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual MAJOR of Golf Business. The PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 24-26, at the Orange County Convention Center, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game.

Attendance at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show is restricted to PGA Professionals and golf industry personnel. Attendance and registration guidelines are available at PGAShow2018.com/guidelines.

Learn more at PGAShow.com and engage with us at: ImageImage ImageImageImage

 
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Media Contacts:
PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Media: Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855smajor@reedexpo.com
PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Exhibitor: Mike Choma, (203) 840-5356mchoma@reedexpo.com
PGA of America/Media: Michael Abramowitz, (561) 624-8458mabramowitz@pgahq.com
 
Fair Opens Tuesday, Jan. 23, for Preview Hours; Attracts 40+ Mills and Factories; 
Offers Complimentary Workshops and Industry Networking Event 
 

NORWALK, Conn. (January 15, 2018) — The Performance Textile Fair at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 23-26, in Orlando, Florida, features more than 40 globally curated mills and factories specializing in performance and technical fabric, complimentary educational seminars and a new industry networking event. The Performance Textile Fair is held simultaneously to the 65th PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center and is opening one day earlier in 2018, on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

In its third year as a textile sourcing event to complement the golf industry’s annual MAJOR of Golf Business, the Performance Textile Fair offers an opportune marketplace for apparel CEOs, sourcing professionals and product development executives to connect with international textile companies showcasing the latest trends and developments in athletic fabrics and golf-related apparel.

In addition to comprehensive textile exhibits, the event also includes complimentary education seminars, where attendees will be able to learn about new technology and innovation; trade/duty savings opportunities; compliance issues in new markets and near sourcing; and Made in the USA opportunities.

A new Material Science Center located within the Performance Textile Fair will showcase the latest fabric innovations and technologies within illuminated wall displays, while offering attendees the opportunity to touch and feel swatches from key product developers.

A Performance Textile Fair Happy Hour will take place near the Education Stage from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan, 24.

The Performance Textile Fair Happy Hour is sponsored by:
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Performance Textile Fair Dates & Hours:
 Tuesday, Jan. 23: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
 Wednesday, Jan. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Thursday, Jan. 25: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Friday, Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
Current participating Performance & Sports Textile Sourcing companies include:
Align Textile Four Elements Polygiene
AP Jet Franz Barta Scandanavian Textile & Apparel Co
brrr Full Color Shiuan Jia Industrial Co.
Burlington Global Merino Sofileta
Colorful Textile Goodtrust Southern Textile Network
Danken Enterprise Industria Textile Tai Erh Enterprise
Darlington Fabrics Inovatex Tex Ray Industrial Co.
DiYang Merino Inprotex Texfina
drirelease Irabbitt Technical Fabrics Thermore
DuckSan Vina Labtex Tzay Kuen Knitting
Eagletex Leadtex International Waywaytex
Eastern Exports LJ Sports Technical Textile Co Wisher Industries
Fanyi International Mcayson/Samil World Knitting Industries
Flying Tex Outlast  
Fortune Textiles Polartec  
 
The PGA Show Performance Textile Fair Education Program
Textile industry experts from Allied Associations and organizations such as the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Cotton Council International and SGS Consumer Retail-SGS North America will share industry knowledge and insights during complimentary education seminars. Edward Hertzman, Founder and President of the Sourcing Journal, will emcee the fair’s education program. View the detailed education schedule with seminar descriptions and presenters at PGAShow2018.com/textile
 
Wednesday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Innovations in Fiber & Fabric
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Organizing for Game-Changing Innovation
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Keynote:  Trade & Your Business:  Is D.C. a "Swamp" or a Sand Trap?

  
Thursday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.Innovations in Fiber & Fabric
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Five Trade Agreements That Are Beneficial to the Active Wear Community

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Performance Shirtings
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Digitalizing Your Supply Chain
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Quality and Compliance 4.0:  Accelerating the Digital Transformation of the Inspection Industry

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Building Portfolio of Preferred Fiber/Materials with Textile Exchange

 
 
 

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 65th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26, 2018, in Orlando, will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual MAJOR of Golf Business. The PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 24-26, at the Orange County Convention Center, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game.

Attendance at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show is restricted to PGA Professionals and golf industry personnel. Attendance and registration guidelines are available at PGAShow2018.com/guidelines.

Learn more at PGAShow.com and engage with us at: ImageImage ImageImageImage

 
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Media Contacts:
PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Media: Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855smajor@reedexpo.com
PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Exhibitor: Mike Choma, (203) 840-5356mchoma@reedexpo.com
PGA of America/Media: Michael Abramowitz, (561) 624-8458mabramowitz@pgahq.com