The U.S. Department of Commerce steps up Textile and Apparel promotion
The American Department of Commerce, respectively its Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) is stepping up its promotional efforts by participation in important technical trade fairs (defence, industrial and specialty technical textiles)
An USA Pavilion will be found at the following exhibition: IDEX in Abu Dhabi, National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) taking place from February 17 – 21, 2013. It is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East and North African region. The exhibition will cover the state-of-the art exhibition centre, utilising 124’000 m2 of event space. The exhibition will be the perfect gateway for manufacturers and suppliers to secure new contacts and contracts within the region. Textiles represent a major component of IDEX 2013 showcasing everything from clothing to shelters. OTEXA will install a USA Business Information Office for up to 12 qualified U.S. manufactures and suppliers of military, defence, industrial, and specialty technical textiles.
In 2011, IDEX hosted over 60000 visitors and attracted more than 950 national and international journalits and more than 1060 exhibitors and thousands of experts from 52 nations took part.
The other exhibitions are LAAD (April 9 – 12, 2013) destined to defence and security in Latin America (Ricentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and DSEi Defence and Security Equipment International at ExCel, London, Great Britain (September 10 – 13, 2013). The most important participation is at Technotex (from January 17 – 19, 2013 in New Delhi, India) and Techtextil (June 11 – 13, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany).