NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Image Apparel Institute (IAI) division of The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) today announced its annual convention and exhibition will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World in Orlando, Fla., April 12-15. Open to all apparel and image wear professionals, this year’s can’t-miss show will focus on the theme “Building Inspiration.” Exhibitors from industry-leading image apparel companies will be on hand to network with attendees. The event will also showcase the best dressed in business with the Image Apparel Institute’s Image of the Year Awards.
“As the economy continues to improve, many businesses are loosening their purse strings and investing in image apparel,” said Margaret Ramsdale, President and CEO of Omega Uniform Systems and Chair of the IAI Committee and Member at Large of the NAUMD/IAI Executive Committee. “Workplace apparel impacts all aspects of a business, including marketing, human resources, safety, security and even customer service. The NAUMD annual conference and convention is a must-attend event for professionals throughout all industries who are looking to identify practices and products that will positively impact the image of their business.”
During the show, the IAI will announce the winners of its 2015 IOY awards during a ceremony featuring the Les Sabler Band and popular television host, Jamie Yeunger. The industry’s highest achievement, the award recognizes the most fashionable, forward thinking and innovative commercial apparel designs. The deadline for nominations is March 9.
Other show highlights include a welcome breakfast keynote by Tom Davin, CEO of 5.11 Tactical Systems, who will offer insights on management and profitability in the new business landscape and more. The conference will also feature two days of IAI education sessions focusing on technology, the growing e-commerce sector and image apparel trends, including raw materials sourcing and management, fabric performance enhancements and more.
Attendees can also register for the new Speed B2B Meeting Program, which allows participants to meet with buyers or sellers to create new business relationships, solve problems and do business.
Registration is filling quickly, so to reserve your space or for more information on the 2015 NAUMD Convention and Exhibition or to register, go to http://naumd.com/index.php/events/expoconvention.
About The Image Apparel Institute
The IAI is the producer of the Image of the Year Awards Program, the IAI Summit and is responsible for the development of the Image Apparel Institute Education Tracks presented during the NAUMD Convention & Exposition. The group is also responsible for the Best Practices Webinars and publications focused on the needs and issues facing the Image Apparel Business community. Articles and Press Releases from IAI have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and numerous websites and media outlets.
Since 1978, IAI’s Image of the Year Awards, remains the most prestigious and only awards program to recognize achievement in image apparel program design, creation and execution. The Program acknowledges the wearers, manufacturers and distributors who have mastered the concept of fashion and function within image and market planning bestowing the Award on the best of the best in Image Apparel. Specifically designed to assist in identifying staff and professionals, image apparel also projects a company’s brand, increases safety, enhances interior décor and improves employee morale. Winners in each category represent apparel programs with distinct purposes or functions within their industry.