China Brand Show to Make Canadian Debut as Part of Newly Expanded ATSC

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Show to Double in Size, Add New Categories in 2018

Popular China Brand Show to make Canadian debut as part of apparel textile event, drawing visitors from wide range of industry categories

The Canadian apparel and textile industry got a boost this week with the announcement that the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show will double in size for 2018 and expand to include additional categories such as accessories, giftware, home electronics, footwear, luggage and housewares and general merchandise.

From August 20 to 22 at the International Centre in Toronto, close to 600 booths will line the show floor, featuring the latest and greatest in manufactured goods from more than 20 countries around the world, including Canadian-made innovations. As part of the event, the popular China Brand Show will be introduced to the Canadian market, occupying roughly one third of the exhibit space with a range of high-quality and environmentally-friendly “Made in China” goods.

The expansion into new categories is expected to attract visitors from a wide variety of industries, with more than 5,000 retailers, manufacturers, designers, buyers and business representatives anticipated to visit ATSC over the three days of the show.

“The growth of ATSC – which debuted in 2016 – is the result of increased interest among the Canadian public in manufacturing and importing apparel and textiles, as well as the general growth of international trade of higher-quality, ethically-manufactured products,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, ATSC producer and North America’s leading publisher of B2B trade platforms and

As of mid-2017, imports of clothing, footwear and textile products in Canada amounted to approximately 17.5 billion Canadian dollars year to date, up four percent from the same period a year earlier.

“Toronto in particular has proven to be a hot spot for a show such as ATSC, with its residents originating from hundreds of different countries, a thriving retail and entrepreneurial environment and the economic strength of Canada in general being an attraction for industry players globally eager to do business in this country,” Prescott added, explaining that this year’s growth follows a 50 percent expansion of the show in 2017.

Explaining that new show features and offerings will take ATSC 2018 to the next level, Prescott said: “The introduction to Toronto of the China Brand Show, which has seen huge success in the U.S. after launching in 2002 in cities such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas, is a major feat for local businesses that are poised to benefit from making unprecedented connections and securing deals with top-rate international suppliers right on their home turf.”

Occupying an area of about 3,000 square metres, the China Brand Show will bring to Toronto more than 100 Chinese enterprises in 150 booths, covering the fields of light manufactured products and household electronics. “The diversified range of the commodities being showcased demonstrates the latest Chinese economic achievements and provides visitors with a rare opportunity to get familiarized with both China and Chinese brand products without the need to travel,” said Mr. Miao Huawei, Director, Trade Development Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

In addition to exhibits from Canada and China, the event is expected to feature goods from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, U.S., U.K., Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, Nepal and more. A major conference on topical industry issues will take place simultaneously on the show floor.

For 2018, the growth of the ATS brand has expanded to include a sister show in Miami this May, which will feature hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world, with a focus on the changing Latin American market. A pavilion representing the Americas will also be presented, featuring products from countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

ATSC is supported by many international governments and associations, including the Canadian Apparel Federation, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), Pro Mexico and the Bangladesh High Commission on behalf of the Export Promotion Bureau and the Bangladesh Garment and Manufacturers Export Association.  The China Brand Show is supported by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

Big Data Toronto 2018 with AI Toronto

Big Data Toronto is Canada’s #1 Big Data and Analytics Conference & Expo. Join the Canadian data industry on June 12-13, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto for two days full of educational speakers, networking and product demos to help take your data and analysis business to the next level.

Big Data continues to be a driving force in innovative Canadian businesses. This year, the conference and expo will focus on the skills, software and organizational leadership needed to implement the insights created through Big Data. The conference will focus on verticals including predictive analytics, text analytics, advanced analytics, data governance, privacy, cybersecurity, digital transformation, Hadoop, cloud analytics and cloud computing in industries such as banking/finance, retail, transportation, travel, CPG and insurance.


Over three days, we will bring together research, innovation, commercialization, capital access, experiential learning and entrepreneurial communities to share and discuss successes, best practices, opportunities and ideas that will shape our future. Attend main stage showcases, interactive breakout sessions, start-up pitch events and high-profile keynotes that span multiple sectors. More than 50 technology innovators, industry leaders and experts from around the world have been tapped to create an experiential event like none other in Alberta. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to share, learn and inspire. Our dynamic program will feature more than 150 speakers and panelists.

The Big Event Canadian Mining Expo

The Big Event Canadian Mining Expo, organized by the Canadian Trade-Ex will take place from 6th June to 7th June 2018 at the McIntyre Community Centre in Timmins, Canada. The conference will feature a mining-related jackleg drilling competition, which seems to be a crowd-pleasing event, although jackleg drilling is not as common in modern mining as it once was.

Business Executive Training baSIX™


The BUSINESS EXECUTIVE TRAINING baSIX™ (BET) upgrades entrepreneurs – those who see ‘the opportunity’ – into Quantumpreneurs: globally aware, locally focused executives who persistently build and consistently lead harmonious business organizations that make a difference.

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Learn The 7 – Vital Business Steps To Maximize Sales & Profit Growth

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Atlantic Business Outlook: Newfoundland and Labrador

After five difficult years, there is some good news for the Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John’s in 2018 and 2019. The start of production at the new Hebron offshore oil field late last year will lift growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) in Newfoundland and Labrador and St. John’s to 2.5 per cent this year. Beyond that, however, prospects are grim. Employment has been declining steadily, and the provincial population itself stopped growing last year.

The Conference Board of Canada will dig deep into the international, national, provincial and St. John’s outlook at the second annual Atlantic Business Outlook, featuring Craig Alexander, the Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist.

In addition to the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis to navigate this challenging and evolving business climate, this Atlantic Business Outlook will shine a fresh spotlight on one of the keys to future prosperity—innovation.

The Conference Board of Canada will present the new findings of its Innovation report card, and Paul Preston, the Conference Board of Canada’s Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, will lead a discussion on Newfoundland and Labrador’s innovation potential.

The annual Atlantic Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the province this year.

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Trade Show Registration

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow (#TECONF) is the prominant event in the Greater Toronto Area for empowering and connecting Small Business Owners.

We hope the day is a successful networking opportunity and you make great connections that assist your business!

#TECONF Conference Speakers

We’re excited to welcome our Keynote Speaker Christopher Pfaff, President & CEO of Pfaff Automotive Partners.

Some of the other notable Conference Speakers include (full conference program to follow):

  • Rosa Lokaisingh – Morning Networking Session – 8:00am-9:15am (Pre-registration required. Please select this ticket option when registering to attend).
  • Allan Madonik & Elena Hoffstein – Blue SWAN Financial & Fasken “Crisis-Proof Your Business with Succession Planning.”
  • Brian Nichols & Molly Luu – Speigel Nichols Fox LLP “Lessons for Accountants from Tax Professional Liability Lawyers.”
  • Prem M. Lobo & Richard E. Davies – Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co. Inc. “Knowledge is Power: Ways to Reduce Your Business Risk Through Business Valuations.”
  • Imran Ahmed – Miller Thomson LLP “Cyber Security and Privacy Law”
  • Kim Orlesky – KO Advantage Group “Closing High-Value Services: The Fool-Proof Way to Close $100K in 30 Days”
  • Darrell Keezer – Candybox Marketing “Seriously Disruptive Digital Marketing Methods”

For more information on conference speakers and topics please visit:

#TECONF Tradeshow

We’re excited to welcome our event Sponsors and Exhibitors: TorontoJobs.caBlue SWAN FinancialAVERY, and The Business Exchange!

Be sure to visit our Sponsor, Blue SWAN Financial on the tradeshow floor for Corporate Picture Day. They will have a professional photographer on hand to capture your professional headshot.

To view our growing list of exhibitors, please click here.

For more information including information about sponsoring or exhibiting please visit:, email, or call (905) 812-5627 and we would be happy to assist you!