A cotton and textile fair was held in Uzbekistan from October 23 to 24, 2017. Over a billion dollars worth of deals for export of readymade garments and semi-finished products were signed over two days. A number of presentations were held within the framework of the forum. One of them was devoted to the Better Cotton project for sustainable cotton production.
The fair was attended by the world’s cotton industry leaders, textile companies and sales agents. Visitors were able to familiarize themselves with the industry news and had an opportunity for networking and direct cooperation.
There were sessions on development of cotton and textile sectors in individual countries, trends in the world cotton market, aspects of its trade, logistics and insurance. A range of issues related to genetics and biotechnology for creation of selection varieties of cotton, agricultural machinery for growing cotton, its protection from pests and diseases were discussed. Special attention was paid to consideration of problems and achievements in the field of primary cotton processing, instrumental evaluation of the quality of cotton fiber, and its textile processing.
The cotton fair’s popularity is growing every year. In 2005 there were 170 attendees from 30 countries. This year the fair hosted over 1,500 experts from 44 countries.