Maroc Sourcing took place in Morocco from October 26 and 27. This is Africa’s largest trade show for sourcing in the fast lane. The event served as a platform to present recent developments in the national fashion and textile sectors. It was divided into ecosystems in order to confirm the strategic choices of the sector and highlight its historical know-how and opportunities. The six ecosystems were fast fashion, denim, mesh, distribution of Moroccan brands, tailoring and leather and accessories. There were some 130 exhibitors from a dozen countries.
About 20 Portuguese exhibitors took part in the show. The Portuguese textile industry and the Spanish textile industry were target partners of this event. In 2016 the Moroccan textile and clothing sector realized the second best export performance on the European Union markets after Cambodia and had a growth of nine per cent. For 2017, forecasts expect a rise of four per cent.
The sector counts 1,600 companies, including 1,300 geared to the export market. The Moroccan textile and apparel industry ranks seventh among the most important sourcing countries and is determined to keep growing. Its advantages are obvious: quick deliveries via lorry, no customs duties to the EU and excellent price/performance ratio.