Friday, September 16, 2022

First event in Montreal

First event in Montreal
Comexposium USA is pleased to be hosting their first event in Montreal
Comexposium USA is pleased to be hosting their first event in Montreal for 2 days on September 18-19th, 2022. The tradeshow was originally planned in 2020, however due to the pandemic & travel restrictions it was postponed.

Curve Montreal is coinciding with Montreal Fashion week taking place Sept 19th to 25th.

“ Mathieu St Arnaud president of MMode, an organization whose aim is to bring together players of Québec fashion industry to promote the industry’s know-how and innovative capability, and his team have been very supportive to bring a Curve event to Montreal.” says Raphael Camp, President of Curve. “Canada was on very strict lockdown, so this is the first time many of the retailers are traveling. Expectations are quite high as the Canadian lingerie community is looking forward to meet, network, & have a chance to preview collections more locally. We are bringing the curated Curve experience of the 50+ best intimate apparel & swim collections to Montreal with ample opportunities for discovering new designers, learning new business strategies, and networking. In particular we are excited to introduce brand MRKNTN, which was selected as one of the 10 talented designers for the prestigious Making the Cut reality tv fashion competition. Supporting new talent was an initiative we started in 2021 with the creation of the Lingerie Briefs Salon, our incubator program that gives space to new designers to showcase their products & Pitch Off, our online design competition. These programs along with new regional shows are important for the growth of our industry. We are listening to the demands of the market and pivoting to fulfill the needs of both brands & buyers.”

“Buying is always the main focus of the Curve shows, however post-Covid retailers are craving experiences. Consequently panels, discussions, & special networking events have become equally important.” says Kirsten Griffin, Communication and Visitor Promotion Director. “After 2 years of shutdown, buyers want to feel connected to the lingerie community, make some memories & have fun too. We worked hard to find a nice of balance at the upcoming Curve Montreal. The show will open with Keynote speaker Gilbert Russell of No Qualms Retail discussing Profitability & Growth for 2023 and in the afternoon Elomi, Freya, Goddess, & Fantasie will host a fit workshop. On Monday Sept 19th buyers are invited to kick off Montreal Fashion Week with a breakfast hosted by MMode and special panel on Diversity & Inclusivity moderated by Julie Buchinger – Director of publications, Clin d’oeil & Espaces with speakers: Julie Artacho – Photographer & Anti-grossophobia activist, Mckenna Bisson – Designer & Owner / MAS Montréal, Marikym Hervieux – Co-founder, Personalities Agent & Producer /Humankind MGMT and Chloé Freslon – President /Urelles. Buyers will also get some pampering with complimentary massages & manicures. The highlight of the show will be an invitation only dinner cruise on the Bateau Mouche. We hope with these new initiatives Curve Montreal will become the go-to destination for buyers & brands to create long lasting relationships both professionally & personally.”

We also want to thank our local partners Mmode and Business Events Montreal for their support!

The 2023 shows are already in the planning stages with Curve events the next one will be Curve New York Feb 5-7th.