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Showtime Fabric Market In High Point, June 4 - 7

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The International Textile Market Association (ITMA) will host its 33rd semiannual Showtime fabric market June 4 - 7. Showtime was first launched in July 1990. More than 2,500 participants are expected to attend the free event. At the show, 216 of the ITMA’s 244 members will exhibit. Companies from at least 17 countries worldwide will be present. The show will include 9 new exhibitors from the United States, Australia, India and Turkey. This will be the first June Showtime. After a year long survey process in 2004, the ITMA decided to move the show to the first weeks of December and June from the traditional months of January and July. “Pre-registration for the June show has been strong. From what I am hearing most everyone feels that June will work better than July did,” said ITMA Director Catherine Morsell. “It’s a year of transition for exhibitors and buyers. It will take getting this year under their belts to really adjust to the change.” This summer’s Showtime events will include Breakfast at Showtime, a free breakfast with panel discussion about How are small to medium sized furniture makers surviving in the upholstery market; The Home Color and Trends Forecast presented by Cotton Incorporated; and the popular Runway Fashion Show sponsored by Furniture/Today, the ITMA and the ITMA Educational Foundation Sponsors. Participants will also again be able to take advantage of free legal assistance offered by Attorney Richard Taffet. Starting on June 6, 2006 Richard will be located in the Sales Office of the Suites at Market Square. Founded in 1990, the ITMA is a non-profit trade association, consisting of mills, converters, tanneries and trimming manufacturers that supply decorative coverings for the home furnishings industry, whose main objective is to stimulate growth and development within the home furnishings industry. The ITMA is the producer of Showtime, the largest textile market in the United States. For more information, or to receive a schedule of events, call 336-885-6842 or visit www.itma-showtime.com.

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