FORUM ROAD SHOW WAS FOUNDED IN 2009 BY INDUSTRY VETERAN SHARON SABO. SHARON BRINGS OVER TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CONTEMPORARY FASHION WORLD.
AS THE OWNER OF "THE FORUM SHOWROOM", A MULTI-LINE SHOWROOM IN NYC, SHARON RECOGNIZED THAT SHE HAD TO MAKE CHANGES TO HER BUSINESS MODEL IN ORDER TO ADAPT TO THE SHIFTS WITHIN THE MARKET.
AS BUYERS NEEDS WERE CHANGING, WHAT STARTED AS A FEW INDUSTRY FRIENDS TRAVELING THE ROAD TOGETHER VISITING CLIENTS, EVOLVED ORGANICALLY INTO ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S MOST LOVED TRADE SHOWS.
WITH ITS CONVENIENT, MANAGEABLE SIZE AND HAND PICKED MIX OF EXCITING PRODUCT, THE FORUM ROAD SHOW CONTINUALLY OFFERS AN INTIMATE AND MORE PERSONAL BUYING EXPERIENCE.
WITH HER MANY INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS AND PERSONABLE DEMEANOR, SHARON HAS CREATED A STRONG SENSE OF CAMARADERIE WHICH SETS THE FORUM ROAD SHOW APART FROM ALL OTHER TRADE SHOWS.
THE FORUM "KIDS" SHOW WILL LAUNCH IN MARCH 2021.
COME AND ENJOY THE “FORUM” EXPERIENCE!!!
I've been a store owner in South Florida for 25+ years and I have been attending clothing shows around the country for 30+ years. I flew in from Boca Raton, FL to Melville, NY to attend the kids show hosted by Forum Kids during the pandemic on March 20, 2021. The effort was well worth the trip enabling me to connect with vendors and manufacturers and other retailers during this turbulent time for all business owners. Attending the kids show in person allowed me to communicate better with manufacturers about my store's needs and tell them about the items that I am seeking. In order to support our industry, every vendor in the kids clothing industry needs to attend this show. Together we can continue to make our businesses thrive. We need to work together!
Kerri Kovler, Teen Angel
Thank you Forum Show for the opportunity to have a wonderful, safe and intimate environment to work with our accounts. As we have just finished our first two shows which we found to be very successful we look forward to many more shows together. It is wonderful for the stores to have the opportunity to spend as much time as they need to work through our lines without feeling rushed. These shows are easy, breezy and a pleasure to participate in.
Ilene Oren, Ilene Oren & Company
We were very excited to participate as exhibitors at the Forum Kids shows this year.
The shows were well-organized and Sharon and Melissa made everyone feel welcome. There was always a good cross section of brands, and the shows were very active with a lot of business getting done.
It was a pleasure to have the personal attention Sharon and Melissa gave to every vendor and store.
We look forward to doing more shows with Forum later this year.
Honey Smith, A Bit of Honey
The Forum Show was very successful for us. We were able to see stores that we would have normally seen at the Major NYC tradeshows. It was intimate and felt very safe. We are really looking forward to doing these shows throughout the year!
Danielle Forgione, DL1961
The Forum Show has been a game changer during the pandemic. They have been so brave to set up the marketplace I really didn’t think I would see again. They were tender about feelings of trepidation... super careful about protocols. And going forward, who better to support than a trade show that supported all of us. Especially when it wasn’t so easy. I feel a great sense of gratitude to the Forum Show.
Mimi Geier, Malawi
First show back in person and I felt safe with the Covid regulations in place. Looking forward to more shows of this size and meeting new buyers!
Jacqueline Terry, Community Service Showroom
Effortless, organized, and fun! Great way to see a bunch of accounts all in one day!
The shows are always so organized and fun to be at! Makes doing business easy.
Athena Kratsas, 7 For All Mankind
I love showing at the Forum Road Show! I’ve been showing since the beginning and participate in every Boston show. The ease of a small local show, gathering the best stores in one place, allows me to see all the stores in one day versus going on the road to see them for a week. I am opening new stores at every show and my business has increased drastically. Sharon is easy to work with and stores love that they can take one day and see so many vendors!
Alissyn Schaer, AS/NY Showroom
Love the Forum Roadshow! It’s well run, organized and so convenient. I am able to see some of my favorite brands (and reps!), without the hassle of getting in to New York City, and always pick up a new line or two to add to the mix! Thanks Sharon and your team for continuing to add exciting brands and working to make this a premier, one stop buying experience!
Nancy Dube, CoCo Collection
After months of not seeing our retailers, we had an amazing day at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston. Our Buyers showed up in their masks ready to write orders for Holiday and Spring! All were cooperative with the Covid guidelines of the ballroom and it was great to see all our New England friends!
Hillary Rosen, Hotline Showroom
Erika Brett, Community Service Showroom