The Canadian government offices throughout the world will have ample time to process visa applications for everybody seeking to attend the show, the organizers of the Canada’s Apparel Textile Sourcing expo hope by relocating the event from 22–24 August to 7-9 November.
According to Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, INC and creator of Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, “Our commitment is to bringing the world’s apparel and textile supplies back to Canada in 2022.” (ATSC).
He notes that the new date was necessary to allow the Canadian embassies throughout the world more time because the expo is anticipated to have 150 factories from at least 15 nations, along with dozens of speakers, matchmaking, and networking. He continues, “We did what was best for the show, the factories, and the visitors.
Delays in the current processing of travel visas into Canada is a widespread issue affecting all international travellers into Canada who require a visa. Business, personal, and student Canadian visa applicants are all being affected by delays.
Currently more than 3,000 attendees are registered for August and are automatically re-registered for 7-9 November. Countries exhibiting include Bangladesh, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Vietnam, United States, and Canada. The show is expected to feature hundreds of international manufacturers’ products and exhibits as well as a live seminar series with sessions from the Canadian Apparel Federation, Brands for Canada, TESTEX, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), V.mora and the Mongolian Wool & Cashmere Association.
Canadian Apparel Federation’s executive director Bob Kirke says: “In a year when travel and trade shows are slowly coming back, ATSC found a way to bring the world of apparel and textiles back to Canada. I can’t wait to be part of it again. A great place to network and meet new global suppliers.”