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Melbourne’s International Sourcing Expo opens today with strong Indian participation

"The 9th edition of the International Sourcing Expo, co-located with the 3rd edition of the Footwear and Leather Show will be held from November 20-22, 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The three day event will be Australia’s premier international sourcing show for apparel, textiles, footwear and leather products. The trade-only event will occupy 16,500 gross sq. mt. space showcasing the full spectrum of product and service offerings from off-the-shelf clothing to made-to-order pieces, fabric and functional textiles. It will attract over 700 textile, apparel and footwear manufacturers and agents from 18 countries."

 

Melbournes International Sourcing Expo opens today with strong Indian participation 002The 9th edition of the International Sourcing Expo, co-located with the 3rd edition of the Footwear and Leather Show will be held from November 20-22, 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The three day event will be Australia’s premier international sourcing show for apparel, textiles, footwear and leather products. The trade-only event will occupy 16,500 gross sq. mt. space showcasing the full spectrum of product and service offerings from off-the-shelf clothing to made-to-order pieces, fabric and functional textiles. It will attract over 700 textile, apparel and footwear manufacturers and agents from 18 countries.

Indian involvement

Indian participation across both the International Sourcing Expo and Footwear and Leather Show continues to be by far the largest among all attending nations with 130 companies attending. Led by key export organisations, these Indian contingents of suppliers will attract sourcing managers from Australia’s large fashion retailers, niche fashion brands, online outlets and designers.

Apparel Export Promotion Council, Wool and Woolen Export Promotion Council, and Handloom Export Promotion Council will add to the Indian participation with their dedicated pavilions that represent suppliers, and their industry, at the International Sourcing Expo. The Council of Leather Exports will lead their industry contingent at the Footwear and Leather Show with 30 suppliers joining the pavilion. They will hold the largest pavilion at Footwear and Leather Show Australia for the third consecutive year.

A comprehensive learning program

The three-day Global Sourcing Seminar Program led by industry experts will provide a comprehensive programMelbournes International Sourcing Expo opens today with strong Indian participation 001 of learning for both exhibitors and visitors. From WGSN’S international denim trends, insights into the main Asian fashion supply industries, the Modern Slavery Act, ethical sourcing advice, help for fashion start-ups, international fashion and footwear insights and more, the seminar series will cater to various needs of industry professionals.

The two-day seminar program, on its first day will detail the potential and prospects of the local sector, both on the domestic and export front, investment opportunities and FDI incentives offered by the Indian government. Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman, Council Leather Exports India, will deliver an expert view of the Indian leather and footwear sector.

The second day of the seminar program will include an exhibitor-focussed seminar presented by senior retail consultant Sarah Gale to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian market, and seasonality within different regions.

Global Runway, a major attraction

To be held exclusive for the first time as a part of the show, the Global Runway will draw significant attention and showcase collections by both emerging and established Australian and international designers. These runway shows will be held by Australian Fashion Council and designers from Indonesia and China.

Global Business Matching to fast-track buyer/seller experience

The 3rd edition of Australia’s only dedicated Footwear and Leather Show and the 9th edition of International Sourcing Expo Australia will introduce an online business matching program to fast-track buyer/seller experience. The program uses a powerful recommendation engine to match buyers and sellers. Exhibitors can connect with relevant buyers and attendees for private networking opportunities and meetings at their stand or in a business matching lounge.

 

 
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