ITA Changes Showtime Dates

New Dates Nov. 17-20, 2019, May 17-20, 2020, and Nov. 15-18, 2020

March 31, 2019


ITA Changes Showtime Dates

HIGH POINT, N.C. – International Textile Alliance (ITA) officials say they have revised the dates of its upcoming Showtime Market to better align with the industry’s product introduction and buying cycles.

Starting with its Fall/Winter market this November, the new dates are Nov. 17-20, 2019; May 17-20, 2020; and Nov. 15-18, 2020. There is no change to the currently scheduled Spring/Summer market which will take place June 2-5, 2019.

“ITA continues to watch, listen and learn about the industry’s changing business environment since it is our role to serve our members and the marketplace they represent,” Brian Casey, executive director of ITA, says in a release. “We have learned that there is more pressure on furniture manufacturers to meet a shorter lead time with their new product introductions. This has placed greater pressure on our members to deliver product sooner—so it is incumbent upon ITA to find ways to better serve these changing needs for our members and their customers.”

Showtime Market has traditionally been held the week after Thanksgiving and the week after Memorial Day. After careful analysis, ITA’s board of directors voted unanimously to move the dates to the week before Thanksgiving and the week before Memorial Day.

ITA Board President Ismail Arslan, and vice president business development at De Leo Textiles, says:  “The schedule reflects input we received from our members and representatives from all segments of the industry.”

In conjunction with the new dates, Showtime Market has revised its hours of operation for the temporary spaces in the Suites at Market Square. Beginning with the November 2019 Showtime Market, market will continue to open Sunday at 10 a.m., however, the temporary floor spaces will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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