Tremendous success for Galleria Intima in India
The fair Galleria Intima in Goa, India (August 23 -24, 2013) was crowned with tremendous success, with participation of 15 countries and more than 850 intimate apparel manufacturers visiting, on top of a total of 1200 visitors to the show, making the event the most diverse sourcing fair the industry has witnessed
The show hat also prominent visitors such as the Goa Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar at the opening ceremony, at the Gala Dinner show Shri Manohar Parrikar, Honorable Chief Minister of Goa and Smt. Arti Mehra, India’s National Secretary for BJP.
Panel discussions, workshops, exhibits and seminars allowed a vivid exchange of information between the various giants of the industry offering diversified and specific viewpoints, consumer oriented or manufacturer’s point of view. A highlight included a two day seminar by Carlin International (French trend forecasting firm) offering the coming season’s tends and brand building. Carlin’s Asia Sales Director David Landart commented: “The immediate feedback by attendants was extremely positive. I had also the chance to meet at Indian lingerie brands and leading design schools who are keen on increasing their design awareness and exposure. Galleria Intima allowed me to introduce my company to the industry and I look forward to the 2014 edition of the fair”.
Also the transaction taking place during the show is impressive and reached over four billion Rupees (around USD 59.64 million), an amount that far exceeds the usual expectations, and particularly in terms of the Indian intimate apparel industry. The IAAI Intimate Apparel Association of India comments: “With growth rates to rise only precariously and slowly in India, especially in view to the present economic conditions, this is a massive impetus to the market”.
At the show India’s First White Paper on Intimate Apparels by Wazir Advisors, the Knowledge Partners of the event marked another highlight and bright prospects for the sector with an estimated growth rate of 15 % over the next seven years.