Small businesses, retailers, manufacturers and designers across the US and Latin America are to get a boost this autumn as an international apparel and textile sourcing event expands to Europe.

The new Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany (ATSG) trade show will take place on 11-13 September at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany.

The ATS show has established itself internationally with Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, held every August in Toronto. Organisers say the new German event will offer three days of insight and information to help navigate the international sourcing process. It is expected to attract more than 200 manufacturers from Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The ATS brand also expanded into Miami in 2017.

"While finding factories is a primary reason retailers and brands attend sourcing shows, ATS trade shows also bring leading industry professionals, trade commissioners, and government officials together into an open forum to interact with those shaping the current and future trade ecosystems in the apparel industry," said founder and CEO Jason Prescott. "Our matchmaking platforms have been very helpful to both brands and retailers as well as our manufacturers. European brands and retailers can now become involved in the ATS experience."