International Market Centers (IMC) opened their June Atlanta Apparel Market show in Atlanta June 10-13. Prior to determining to open the event, IMC surveyed over 180,000 retailers and designers and nearly 6,000 manufacturers in gifting, home furnishings, and apparel industries. The show itself opened with attendance just higher than one third of the usual traffic. IMC shared guidelines on June 4 about a safe reopening. Social distancing and additional safety measures were in place to make attendees as comfortable as possible. Touchless registration was also utilized. Many attendees drove to the event, eager to connect with the industry. Survey results indicated that more attendees were willing to drive a further distance than in previous years to be able to participate.
Up next for IMC, the August Apparel Market and World of Prom will be held August 3-8. The Atlanta Market will take place August 13–18, and the Las Vegas Market will be held August 30–Sept. 3.