The following guide answers many of the questions you may have regarding Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA. If you desire to speak to us in person (we’re really nice and helpful) please contact us.
COVID-19 UPDATE 3/13/2020: Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA has been canceled. If we are able to reschedule the Mart, we will let you know immediately!
Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA is a dynamic two-day event for the commercial embroidery and apparel decoration business owners. This embroidery trade show is designed to bring embroiderers, apparel decorators, and industry suppliers together to learn and share in a comfortable setting. Attending Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA is like sitting down at a table laden with delectable “goodies” for embroiderers and apparel decorators – everywhere you turn, people are sharing ideas and helping each other!
Download the summary and class schedule - click here: 2020 Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA details!
This Embroidery and Apparel Decorators Trade Show is for garment decorators who use (or want to learn to use) apparel decoration equipment, digitizing software, stock designs, tools, supplies, and technologies. It is for business owners with an interest in embroidery, screen printing, heat press, digital garment printing, laser engraving, rhinestones or promotional products. If you own a business (or want to start one) where you put logos and designs on products for customers, this industry trade show is for you. If this describes you, then what are you waiting for? Register for Embroidery Mart – We are saving a seat for you!
FYI – Membership in National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is NOT required to attend this event.
Future apparel decorators between the ages of 14-18 can register for the trade show exhibit hall and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 14 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibit area or attend the classes.
Pre-Registration for Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA is open now through April 26, 2020. If you pre-register for Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA before April 10, 2020, we print a Show Directory for you and you are registered in the drawing for a free night at the Renaissance Hotel. Having the contact information of every exhibitor can be a life-saver after the trade show when you suddenly need to contact the supplier to order dozens of XYZ product!
You CAN also register on-site at the Registration area for Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.
YES! Though, you may not receive a Show Directory (it is really hard to guess how many to print for folks that register at the door).
Registration is $20/person. This includes BOTH DAYS at the Embroidery Mart, an Embroidery & Apparel Decorator Trade Show, and admittance to all the Classes on Friday and Saturday. There is an additional registration fee for the special workshop offered on Thursday afternoon, before Embroidery Mart opens.
NOTE: If you are a current member of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP), registration for Friday and Saturday is FREE for everyone that attends from your organization, as it is a member benefit.
The classes on Friday & Saturday are free for every registered Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA attendee. We do not offer registration for these individual sessions. They are product demonstrations and training offered by the exhibitors. If you are interested in a class, simply go to that classroom and take your seat. Once the rooms fill to capacity, the doors will be closed for the remainder of that session. Some of the classes do fill quickly! Some of the classes are repeated on Saturday. The classroom doors will open at 8:40 for the 9 AM classes. See more class information soon, it will be posted as soon as the presenters finalize their topics.
Registration is required to attend Embroidery “Stepping it UP” - Turning your Hobby into an Embroidery Business aka How to Get Started in Embroidery, the special workshop offered Thursday afternoon, the day before Embroidery Mart. Registration for this workshop is $30/person in advance, or $50/person on the day of the workshop, if seats are available.
Reservations are $150/night until 4/8/20 or the group rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Make your hotel reservation online at the Renaissance Waverly. You may need to reference the group code NNEP Mart to receive the discounted room rate.
To make air travel arrangements, call your travel agent or check online for competitive airfares to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. To get to the Cobb Galleria Centre or your hotel from the airport, use A & M shuttle service, or catch a cab, uber or lyft.
The NNEP no longer hosts an industry garage sale.
Future apparel decorators between the ages of 14-18 can register for the Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 14 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibits hall or attend the classes.
There is a food area in the Convention Center. “Grab & Go” meals and beverages will be available on Friday and Saturday near the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy meals with the embroiderers and apparel decorators you meet at Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA! It is a great opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and decorators in a non-competitive environment!
There are no refunds if you cancel your registration after 3/1/20.
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What Past Attendees Say:
“I changed the way I market my business after attending Embroidery Mart! I am came from the show and published my website that I have had for two years…”Amy Seaman A & B Embroidery
“Love the show! Would have liked to have been able to attend more of the classes but the ones I was interested in were offered at the same time. Love the variety of classes offered and demonstrations of new products. I loved the new venue too!!”Karla Pollina Stitches by Design
“The show was fantastic, the weather/commute there – not so much! I was impressed by many of the vendors. The set up and location was awesome. Great Job!”Nicole Brockway Color 3 Embroidery
“Both workshops I attended were good. I will use the Machine Maintenance Content!”Kim Gattis Sweet Tee Designs
“I immediately applied what I learned from Bill in the Machine Maintenance class. Best seminar I ever attended. Very beneficial. I spent some time on my machine from what I learned and it is running great.”Jerry McAlister J-Mac Embroidery
“Bought a new hat hooper that will make life easier, session on machine maintenance was excellent.. learned alot!”John Kaiser Kaiser Embroidery Plus Inc.
“I came to shop for embroidery machines and I found the one I wanted. One of the most valuable benefits of going to trade shows is being able to compare, but also talking with other attendees. I also was able to get some help on digitizing small letters. The show was great and very convenient.”Julie Rathi Julie’s Sew & Serge
“I attended your show in Oh and want to say thank you! I learned a lot and really appreciate all that you do. I am excited about getting the Pricing Worksheet from the class!”Trina Iubelt Anchor Embroidery
"There's nothing like "seeing and feeling" an item or watching a product being demonstrated where you can ask questions and get the answers at the time. My first NNEP show was in Nashville 2013. I've gone to many trade shows but this one was the BEST for my EMBROIDERY business. The vendors know we are embroiderers and don't waste our time with products that don't work for us. And honestly, I could have spent 3 days just going to "classes," I learned so much from the 2 classes I attended and wished I could have done more."Mary Mayer Your Name Here
“This past tradeshow in Nashville was my first – (I just decided to “do it” this year). I was blown away by all the wonderful people and how unbelievably helpful everyone was. What a blessing!’Pam Seddelmeyer Sew Detailed
“Our heads were spinning with new ideas that I couldn’t wait to get home and try.”Patti Grand Slam Creations
"Coming to a NNEP trade show is a much welcomed respite in a competitive and often hostile world. I enjoy getting reacquainted with old friends and meeting new business owners. This is the best event for people that are serious about being successful and nice at the same time!"Jay Fishman Wicked Stitch of the East
"There's no better way to learn than being with others in the same business. And they are all so willing to share tricks of the trade."Marilyn Graham's Embroidery
"This was my first experience attending a NNEP event and I enjoyed it tremendously! It was very well planned, organized and all of the people and suppliers were extremely friendly."Sue Wilson Wilson Embroidery
"The conference last month was fantastic, and the support appreciated! I love all the information provided since I am just starting out. Thank you."Dana D Embroidered Accents