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Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome Approximately 8,000 Decorated Apparel Buyers and Exhibitors This Week

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, March 14, 2018) The 2018 Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS) will begin Thursday, March 15 and conclude Saturday, March 17 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The facility will welcome approximately 8,000 decorated apparel buyers, educators and exhibitors over the course of the three days.

ISS Atlantic City 2018 is also celebrating 40 years of service in the decorated apparel industry, a huge milestone in this competitive industry. Qualified attendees have the opportunity to learn new and innovative ways to grow their market presence and profitability in the decorated apparel business. The day before the Expo Floor doors open, ISS offers award-winning, full-day Workshops lead by the top experts in the business. During the show, hundreds of attendees also participate in the critically acclaimed Conference Seminars, led by prominent industry leaders. Divided into five tracks, the four Workshops and 38 Conference Seminars provide comprehensive knowledge and training in virtually every aspect of the industry. ISS is famous for the extensive training provided for those who are starting a business or veterans of the industry looking to stay relevant. The ISS Conference tracks include: Business, Digitizing, Digital Decorating, Embroidery and Screen Printing.

For the first time, ISS Atlantic City is debuting a new, free series of short form, powerful talks called “Shop Talk” with decorated apparel experts discussing the topics and trends of the day. These, along with ISS award-winning Workshops and Conference Seminars will teach you to maximize margins, promote brand positioning within your market(s) and why corporate culture matters in this highly competitive industry. “Shop Talk” is hosted by Ink Kitchen-who will be available to anyone who has questions and will be “talking shop” throughout the sessions.

“The entire team at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) is looking forward to celebrating our 40th year in the industry,” said Josh Carruth, ISS Show Director. “We’ve had tremendous success in Atlantic City, which is why ISS continues to be the premier decorated apparel show in the Northeast.”

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the ISS show activity at the convention center over three days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $2.5 million. In addition, more than 1,300 hotel rooms have been contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week. As of press time, ISS Atlantic City attendance registration is up over 2017. ISS Management attributes the growth to in-depth post show research as well as staying on top of industry trends and topics in ways no other decorated apparel trade show has been able to master.

Expo Floor hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. ISS Workshops begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14.

Attendees can download the new ISS Atlantic City 2018 mobile app powered by Sherpa to navigate the Expo Floor, schedule meetings with specific exhibitors, choose Conference Seminars and much more. To download, visit app.issshows.com or search Imprinted Sportswear Shows in your app store.  For more information on the Imprinted Sportswear Shows, please visit: https://www.issshows.com/atlanticcity

The Imprinted Sportswear Show and Meet AC have reached an agreement for the conference to return to the Atlantic City Convention Center through 2021.

 

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About Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS)
ISS is the largest trade show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry. Located nationwide and celebrating 40 years of servicing the decorated apparel industry, attendees primarily screen print or embroider on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, baby apparel, bags and more will find the best selection of vendors for supplies and screen printing equipment. Attendees will see live demonstrations of apparel screen printing, embroidery and digital printing directly to the garment (DTG) equipment and specialty products such as performance stretch inks and glitter threads at ISS apparel trade shows. The 2018 locations include Long Beach, Atlantic City, Houston, Orlando and Fort Worth. For more information, visit ISSshows.com and find us on Twitter,  Facebook. Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. All ISS shows are open to the industry/trade only and must be at least 16 years of age to enter the Expo Show Floor, Workshops and/or Conference Seminars.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Kasunich
609-449-7147
jkasunich@meetac.com


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