Textile industry events, such as tradeshows, conferences and forums, have always been one of the most important opportunities for selling, sourcing and networking in the global textile and apparel industry. Asia, the world’s largest textile and apparel sourcing hub and investment destination, holds some of the largest and most popular textile industry events in the world. Here are our top 10 must-attend textile industry events in Asia.
1. Canton Fair – China Export And Import Fair – Guangzhou, China
The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn since 1957. The Canton Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, largest scale, a complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers, and the greatest business turnover in China. It attracts more than 24,000 of China’s best foreign trade companies with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, and 500 overseas companies. It is a platform mainly for import and export with various and flexible patterns of trade.
2.Textile Asia – Karachi, Pakistan
The international Textile Asia Exhibition is the largest B2B event in Asia’s textile industry, featuring textile, garment, embroidery and leather machinery, parts, accessories, graphic systems, chemical and dyes sectors. The exhibition aims to focus on the immense buying and selling potential of textile and garment machinery, accessories, raw material supplies, chemicals and allied services under one roof.
3.India International Garment Fair – New Delhi, India
India International Garment Fair (IIGF) is one of the largest and most popular platforms in Asia where overseas garment buyers can source and forge a business relationship with India’s finest in the apparel and fashion accessories domain. It offers participants a unique business opportunity to convey their business message to a specific and focused target group of apparel buyers, importers, retailers, chain stores and agents worldwide.
4. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Shanghai, China
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories fair. It is held biannually in March (Spring Edition) and October (Autumn Edition). It is a comprehensive platform to showcase supreme apparel fabrics and accessories. There are lots of chances to meet potential customers, explore new market opportunities, learn about next season’s trends, and add business value. It is currently one of the largest and most comprehensive apparel fabric and accessories exhibitions in the world.
5. GFT (Garment and Textile Manufacturing) – Bangkok, Thailand
GFT is the most comprehensive show for the garment and textile manufacturing industry in ASEAN, which provides great opportunities for industrial professionals to discover a wide and comprehensive range of machinery, technologies and accessories in the garment and textile industry.
6.Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories – Shenzhen, China
Intertextile Pavilion at Shenzhen is one of the most cost-effective solutions to stay ahead of the competition. The Pavilion attracts key industry players to do business in the heart of China’s textile manufacturing region. It provides the opportunity to meet with high quality international textile suppliers and connect with garment manufacturers in the rapidly growing region.
7. Tex-Styles India – New Delhi, India
Tex-Styles India is a 4 day event that showcases products like home furnishings and made ups, fabrics, fabrics for furnishings, apparel (Men’s and Women’s apparel) – outer wear and jackets, pants, skirts, one-piece dresses, blouses, shirts, tunics, cut and sewn garments, textile gifts, knits, shawls, yarn, fibers, threads, trimmings, embellishment and accessories.
8. Prime Source Forum – Hong Kong, China
Prime Source Forum (PSF), a well-respected and established APLF event, is a major textile industry event for the global fashion industry where discussions and debates take place on the challenges and opportunities that impact the world of fashion. PSF has been held annually in Hong Kong since 2006 and is a unique opportunity for senior executives from all aspects of the fashion supply chain to meet one another on neutral ground.
9. Istanbul Fashion Apparel Conference – Istanbul, Turkey
The Istanbul Fashion Apparel Conference, which contributes to the promotion of Turkey by gathering valuable speakers from Turkey and abroad, will allow participants to get first-hand information about the textile and ready to wear sectors through presentations on future perspectives, trends, designs, new business models and the development of potential markets, made by fashion and retail gurus and young designers.
10. Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show – Taipei, Taiwan
The Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show is the only professional textile trade show in Taiwan, as well as the most important innovative textile exhibition in Asia. The event focuses on functional textiles, recycled and sustainable textiles and fashion textiles trends.
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