The aim of the new edition of Intex South Asia, which will take place from November 16 to 18, 2016, at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo, is to present and showcase the entire value chain by bringing together the best manufacturers of yarns, apparel fabrics, denims, clothing accessories and allied services.
Sri Lanka will soon witness leading international buyers visiting Colombo to attend and source at Intex South Asia. Leading buyers attending the show are from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Spain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Mauritius, Iran, Australia, the USA, the UK, Europe, Nigeria, South Africa and many more. The Sri Lankan apparel industry has also blocked its calendar to visit with its teams at this important mega event.
Speaking on Intex South Asia 2016, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte said, “Intex South Asia in its first edition last year saw a very positive response from within Sri Lanka and I am sure the second edition will go far to increase its reputation as a trade fair, which will take the industry forward in terms of manufacturing and exports. The Sri Lanka Export Development Board is pleased to be associated with Intex South Asia
– South Asia’s only international sourcing show to be held in Sri Lanka.
” The second edition of Intex South Asia will host more than 150 international suppliers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In fact, Intex South Asia 2016 has seen an increase of 35 percent in exhibitors over last year’s show.
Intex South Asia is presenting an international business forum on the theme ‘South Asia Powering the Global Textile and Garment Industry’. Three eminent international speakers would be sharing their views and thoughts on investment and growth opportunities in the South Asia region on November 16, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the exhibition venue.
Also, for the very first time in Sri Lanka, Intex South Asia along with WGSN – the world’s premier trend forecasting and analytics firm – is organising an exclusive presentation on Men & Women Fashion Trends and Forecast for Autumn-Winter 17/18 Season. The session will be presented by WGSN Live London Head Kim Massimo on November 17, 2016, at the exhibition. Speaking on this occasion, Worldex India Director Arti Bhagat said, “We are confident that the fair would provide a single networking platform for all the stakeholders and through Intex South Asia, the global textile and apparel industry would foster stronger business ties and collaborations.”
Intex South Asia’s vision was to fashion a show which would bring together suppliers and buyers from across South Asia and the world onto a single networking platform. Judging from the excellent response and positive reviews received for Intex in 2015, the show is soon be a truly international show, attracting global exhibitors and buyers to Sri Lanka, the hub of South Asia. The positive response for the first edition in 2015 was clearly visible in the opening ceremony which was attended by VVIPs comprising senior ministers, diplomats, government officials, heads of industry associations and business leaders.