Events

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Networking


Help TNNA kick off the 2020 Summer Show with our special events! Join us starting on May 27 for an exciting array of events. Connect with old friends and meet new ones all while getting a sneak peek at some of the amazing products that our exhibitors will have at the show!

Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall | Wednesday, May 27 | 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Join your fellow TNNA Members for our second annual Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall on Wednesday, May 27 from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The session description is coming soon! Keep an eye out for a promotional email on this event.

We look forward to an open, engaging and respectful discussion, that will support ongoing conversation throughout the Summer Trade Show. Additional onsite opportunities for conversation, as well as participation opportunities for members who cannot join in person will be announced shortly.

We want to hear your thoughts! Click here if you have additional resources to contribute to help continue to move this initiative forward.

Member Luncheon | Thursday, May 28 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
New this year, we’re offering a luncheon for all members. More information to come!

Discover What’s New | Thursday, May 28

The trade show features a Discover What’s New area right next to registration where exhibiting companies have an opportunity to display their NEWEST and HOTTEST products. Walk around and be sure to vote on the BEST NEW PRODUCT and help your favorite company earn a free booth at the next Summer Trade Show!

New Member Meeting | Thursday, May 28 | 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The New Member Meeting is open to all new members who would like to learn about TNNA member benefits and make connections with fellow members of TNNA!

Fashion Show | Thursday, May 28 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Fashion Show is one of the most memorable Thursday evening activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the amazing garments and accessories on the Fashion Show runway, brought to you by our very own TNNA exhibitors. Show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.

New this year! The Fashion Show will now be held in a much closer location in Atrium Ballroom AB (right above the exhibit hall).

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 28 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The TNNA Summer Show officially kicks off Thursday evening with the Opening Reception! Strike up a conversation with friends both old and new while you enjoy drinks and snacks as you make your way over to Sample IT! following the Fashion Show.

Sample IT! | Thursday, May 28 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sample IT! is now on the 2020 Exhibit Hall Floor this year! This is your chance to visit different booths and get excited about the products, order and go home with product in hand so you can stitch a model or display the product in your store! All attending TNNA retail stores will be permitted to attend at no cost. All attendees must be registered with badges issued by TNNA. You will be given a number that is based on when you registered, which will be printed on your badge to indicate your spot in line for Sample IT! Attendees must pay for their merchandise received that night. Only pushcarts are allowed; pull-behind carts are not permitted.

 

Please Note: the Official 2020 Sample It! list will be posted a few weeks out from the show and will continuously be updated until the day of. If you would like your own paper copy, please print beforehand otherwise, you can easily access via the TNNA Website.

Refreshment Break | Friday, May 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Stop by the TNNA Booth in the Exhibit Hall on Friday morning for an opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow attendees while enjoying light refreshments, while supplies last.

Happy Hour | Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Knitter's Pride and Universal Yarn 


Network and grab a well-deserved drink right on the Show Floor! Happy Hour events will take place in Exhibit Halls AB from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

TNNA Member Meeting | Sunday, May 31 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

TNNA members are encouraged to join us for the TNNA Summer Member Meeting that is targeted to provide members with an opportunity to get up to speed with TNNA news, discuss industry related information and reconnect with peers. In lieu of segmented meetings, the 2020 summer member meeting is your opportunity to hear association updates and to have your voices heard.

 


Have ideas for fun social and networking events? Let us know! Send your ideas to info@tnna.org. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Summer Show, May 27 – 31, 2020 in Cleveland, OH!