If you are in the business of clothing, textiles, footwear or fashion accessories then you need to head down to South Africa`s ATF Trade Show which will be held at the CTICC, Cape Town from 8 - 10 November.
The exhibition will feature over 150 manufacturers from 11 countries including South Africa, China, Portugal, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Turkey and Austria. A vast array of products will be on display including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, footwear, hosiery, yarn, fashion accessories, home & interior textiles and made-ups, clothing fabrics and other related products.
This year, CCPIT TEX (The Sub-Council of Textile Industry) China, will be hosting the China Premium Textile & Apparel Trade Show within the ATF Trade Exhibition. China Premium Tex aims to bring key industry buyers, decision makers and manufacturers together under one roof to source quality products from quality Chinese suppliers and to discuss investment opportunities in the region. More than 100 manufacturing exporters from China will be showcasing their latest collections and products. China is currently South Africa's largest trading partner. Approx. ZAR262 billion worth of business between the two countries was recorded in 2015.
For the first time, FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organisation), India will be exhibiting at the ATF Trade Exhibition with leading clothing, home textile & made-ups, fashion fabrics, footwear and fashion jewellery manufacturers from India. There will be 20 exporters participating from India. Over the past couple of years, India has become a global powerhouse for producing value goods. Due to its access to vast amounts of raw materials including cotton, coupled with low labour cost and an embedded textile tradition, India will continue to grow in strength as a supplier.
Says, William Scalco, Organiser, 'Our objective with the event, is to encourage foreign direct investment and trade. Two-way trade between South Africa and the rest of the world is important as foreign investment creates a snowball effect – firstly, by increasing job opportunities and secondly, by generating confidence in South Africa as a prospective base for factories and foreign branches. In addition to an extensive range of products that will be displayed to Southern African buyers from chain stores, independent retailers, boutiques, mini chains as well as other important industry decision makers, local and international exhibitors and visitors will also be able to network and discuss possible future joint ventures and investment opportunities with each other'.
For further information, contact LTE – leaders in trade exhibitions on Tel: 021 790 5849 or Email:
. To visit, pre-register online at www.atfexpo.co.za
. There is no entrance fee but pre-registration necessary.