A birds-eye view of New England Apparel Club's January 2020 trade show at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA

New England Apparel Club Announces September 2020 Show

NEAC is thrilled to announce that we will hold a show in Manchester, September 13-14, 2020.  We are very excited to bring our community of reps and buyers together.

To protect everyone’s health and safety, we are implementing the following precautions:

  • Masks will be required for all reps, buyers, and staff
  • Temperature checks will be required
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the venue
  • We are limiting the number of booths, reps, and staff in the building
  • Pre-registration for buyers will be required – please register to attend so that we can keep the number of people in the venue below State guidelines

We will also promote social distancing of six feet in our registration area, and implement one-way traffic in the venue so there is no congestion.  We are also asking buyers to limit the number of people they bring with them to the show. No more than two buyers per store, please, and family members/children will not be allowed.

Our team has put together detailed plans to maximize everyone’s safety and is working closely with the venue. The DoubleTree’s staff is temperature checked daily, required to wear masks, and to practice the most updated safety protocols. We invite all of our buyers and reps to check out Hilton’s stringent cleaning guidelines, which will be in place throughout the venue. You can read more about them here.

These have been challenging times for New England-based boutiques, gift stores, and shops. We have been so excited to see the many creative ways that retailers have been getting back to business – from Facebook and Instagram sales, to curbside and concierge shopping.  Many of you have told us that you are eager to shop for Fall immediates, holidays, and beyond. It is our hope that this show offers a safe and controlled way to get back to business.  We look forward to seeing you in Manchester!