Seventeen Indian textile manufacturers have participated in the 6th edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) held at Dubai from April 8. Organized by Nihalani Events Management, IATF 2017 showcased Spring/Summer 2018 pre-collections and Autumn/Winter 2018 highlights. There were more than 100 exhibitors from various countries around the world.
Over 2,980 buyers visited the fair and were mainly from GCC countries, including the buyers for different brands of Apparel and Landmark Groups which are two of the biggest companies dealing with garments in the UAE. Other buyers came all the way from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, India, China. African countries, Europe, the US and Australia also attended the two-day fair.
“We are proud to continuously bring in and introduce prominent manufacturers from all across the globe to the clothing and textile buyers and retailers not only in Dubai or the UAE or the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), but the whole of the Middle East and North Africa region. We are glad with the support that we are getting ever since we had started this show in 2014,” DilipNihalani, IATF’s show director, said.
UAE is world’s 11th biggest apparel importer with more than four billion US dollar import value. Next to London, Dubai is the second global city having the highest percentage (55%) of international retailers and according to a report by 2018, Dubai will replace Paris as the third most popular and must-visit tourist destination in the world.
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