South Asia’s Premier Sourcing Fair was successful
The 2nd edition of Intex South Asia (November 16-18., 2016) – South Asia’s only international sourcing show concluded on a successful note which witnessed 2485 professional trade buyers from 18 countries and regions who visited the exhibition and interacted with more than 140 textile suppliers to source yarns, apparel fabric, denim fabric and clothing accessories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Italy and South Africa
The show was inaugurated by Mr. Arindam Bagchi, Acting Indian High Commissioner (Chief Guest) and Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & CEO, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (Guest of Honour) in the presence of top industry leaders, corporates, diplomats, government ofcials, heads of trade associations and media.
Intex South Asia is the first focused business platform in our region which is specically designed to synergise the garmenting needs of international brands and retailers with the manufacturing strength of South Asia satisfying both exports and large domestic markets. The show brought the entire manufacturing and supply chain together in one location by bringing together the best textiles and clothing accessories manufacturers along with allied service providers.
Besides the ‘Trends Zone’ and ‘Denim World’, the highlights of the show was the interactive business forums held on 16th & 17th November alongside the exhibition with the theme “South Asia – Powering the global textile and garment industry”. The business forums with distinguished speakers from Sri Lanka, India and United Kingdom came to share their views and discuss on business potential in our region and sustainability in the global apparel and textile industry.
Noel Priyatilake, Chairman of Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) shared valuable insights, knowledge and thought provoking ideas on the topic: Positioning Sri Lanka as a Hub of South Asia – Opportunities and Challenges for the textile and garment sector. Also, Intex South Asia hosted the rst-ever exclusive presentation by the world renowned trends and forecasting agency, WGSN in Sri Lanka. Kim Mannino, Head of WGSN Live, UK gave a detailed presentation on “Autumn-Winter 17/18 Season on Men & Women Fashion Trends and Forecast” to a full-house audience at the exhibition.
All major apparel exporters and international sourcing offices in Sri Lanka came in large numbers with their sourcing and design teams under various product/brand verticals to interact with suppliers and to showcase innovative products and designs for the next season. These included Brandix, MAS, Hiradaramani, Omega Line, Timex Garments, Emjay International, MAST Far East, Vogue Tex, Hela Clothing, Lucky Industries, Marks & Spencer, Columbia Sportswear, Tesco Sourcing, Next Sourcing, George UK, Victoria’s Secret, Decathlon, Dewhirst, Asmara International, Li & Fung, William E. Conner’s & Associates, UVW Apparels, Comtex Global, Adeem Uniform, Wag Worthy and many more.
The show also attracted a number of international buyers to Intex South Asia – Inditex Asia (India), Marks & Spencer (Bangladesh),Liverpool (Mexico), The Uniform Exports (Canada), KIKADU (Germany), Korl Mayer (Germany), Tragart (Switzerland), Aswakov (Thailand), AGMS (Japan), SKANDA (Singapore), Frontex Fashion (Hong Kong), Tsar (Malaysia), CTA Apparel (India), Wildcraft (India), Lifestyle Department Stores (India), Orchestra Buying & Retail (India), S. Oliver (India), Maral Overseas (India), Mufti (India), Kariwala (India), Oriental Sourcing (Pakistan), to name a few.