Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) 2019 will host the first Asia-US-Latin American Investment Summit in a bid to provide Chinese investors with the opportunity to explore “untapped opportunities” in South Florida, which could further the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategic initiative.

The scheme, which aims to link China with Europe, was proposed by China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013, bringing together the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road into one global trade and development initiative.

Organised by ATSM in conjunction with the IAC, the Asia-US-Latin American Investment Summit will take place in the show’s VIP Lounge, focused on local investment opportunities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the areas of logistics, ports, commercial/residential real estate, infrastructure, and technology.

“It is a great honour for IAC to attend Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 and explore the range of untapped opportunities for Chinese investors in South Florida to further the One Belt, One Road initiative,” said Milly Bu, CEO of the IAC and coordinator of the investment summit. “ATSM is the perfect venue for this summit due to its impressive mix of global manufacturers and location in one of the largest international metropolitan cities, with Miami being a major gateway for culture, tourism, and the financial industry.

We look forward to cooperating with state and city officials and learning more about Florida’s business environment, and to spurring bi-lateral opportunities for Florida and Latin American companies to export products or services to the Chinese market.”

Meanwhile, ATSM will also play host to the unveiling of the fashion colour trend forecast for autumn/winter 2020-2021 by Pantone Colour Institute, the global authority on the movement of colour across current and future seasons that enables colour critical decisions through every stage of workflow for brands and manufacturers.

More than 10m designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control colour from inspiration to realisation.

Billed as the largest apparel and textile sourcing show in the Southern US and Latin America, ATSM will host more than 300 international and domestic manufacturing companies exhibiting a wide range of products and process solutions in the field of manufacturing and sourcing services.

The event will return on 20-22 May at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center.