Dubai: Nihalani Events Management is all set to organise 8th International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) for its Spring/Summer edition on April 24, 25 and 26, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
[The IATF 7th edition that took place from 1st to 3rd November 2017 was inaugurated by Butti Al Ghandi, Board of Director of the Dubai World Trade Centre.]
"International Apparel and Textile Fair – Dubai, a bi-annual event being organized by Nihalani Events Management, is UAE’s exclusive and premiere platform for sourcing apparels, fashion, fabrics, prints, clothing accessories, machineries and home textiles", Ruffa Carrie of Nihalani Events Management said.
Principally a “Trade Only” event, IATF provides a professional and conducive atmosphere to business and networking in response to the need of a dedicated trade exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The show has been designed for a quality event for the fabrics and apparel business in the MENA region. "The event is the one-stop platform to showcase the latest developments and emerging technology for in the textile and apparel industry", Ruffa said.
The event also, offers buyers, distributors and designers the opportunity to view a wide range of textiles from prominent mills in the world of fashion and design. IATF attracts some of the world’s largest manufacturers of fabrics and leading print design studios. Exhibitors mainly from India, UK, China, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand and many more are already gearing up for the Spring/Summer April 2018 edition.
The IATF last event was held in November 2017. The event had showcased Autumn/Winter 2018 pre-collections and Spring/Summer 2019 highlights. The platform was also used to conduct various workshops on hot industry trends like 3D printing and Embroidery using state of the art machines, and also to higlight the importance of working together.
The IATF 7th edition that took place from 1st to 3rd November 2017 was inaugurated by Butti Al Ghandi, Board of Director of the Dubai World Trade Centre on 1st November at 11:30 am at Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre.
With more than 140 exhibitors from various countries around the world, IATF has once again proven its status as UAE’s exclusive sourcing fair for textiles and clothing. The show witnessed exclusive pavilions from India, China and Taiwan. The Federation of Indian Exports Organizations brought 50 exhibitors from India who displayed their diverse collections in the Indian pavilion which was inaugurated by Vipul, Consul General of India.
The 7th edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) witnessed a significant increase of 44% in attendance of visitors and 27% increase in exhibitors. The show had attracted around 3000 buyers who were mainly from the UAE and GCC region. A number of visitors came all the way from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Other buyers came from all across Asia, African countries, Europe, the USA and Australia. UAE ranks is the third largest country in terms of textile exports, making International Apparel and Textile Fair a much needed show in the region.
“IATF continues to provide a platform for an intensive interexchange between prominent buyers and exhibitors from around the globe. We are proud to introduce prominent manufacturers from all across the globe to the clothing and textile buyers and retailers not only here in Dubai or the UAE or the GCC, but the whole of the MENA region", IATF’s Show Director, Dilip Nihalani said.
"India and UAE need to work together in the textiles segment to promote high quality and fashion clothing industry which can be promoted not only in the West Asia and West African Region but also to other developed countries including EU and US from Dubai", Dr A Sakthivel, Regional Chairman, FIEO Southern Region and leader of the Indian delegation said.
For more details and booking: IATF April 2018
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