21 EVENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

November 14, 2019 written by

International trade events are the best place for professionals to interact and exchange ideas along with keeping abreast of the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Hence, we have curated 21 such popular and prestigious events that are also leading ones where professionals from the lingerie, fabric, and yarn sectors and the retail sector converge to network and conduct business.

Interfilière

Interfiliere

This much awaited and highly acclaimed event for lingerie and swimwear takes place several times a year at different locations across the globe. Interfilière takes place in Paris in January and July, while in New York, it’s in October, in Shanghai it’s held in September and in Hong Kong, it’s in March. A great platform for conducting business and developing contacts, professionals from the international market meet here to discuss ideas and network. From cocktail events, to shows, to discussion panels, professionals are introduced to the forthcoming trends across the world in the space of lingerie and swimwear.

Each year, this mega-event gets a great response from all over the world with thousands of visitors flocking to it and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their latest products and innovations. With different topics ranging from new-age fabrics to sustainability, this event sees the who’s-who from the industry to share their views and knowledge.

 

Collection Premier Moscow 2019

Collection Premier Moscow

A bi-annual event, it is one of the most important ones in Russia and also one of the most successful ones in Eastern Europe. Focussing on the fast growing market segment of mid to upper class in the country, it has segments such as young fashion / jeans, Kids, Lingerie, Wedding, swimwear, fur and leather clothing and accessories. The event presents international fashion trends in the Russian metropolis Moscow and sees over 22,000 trade visitors converge to know more about almost 1,300 collections from almost 30 international exhibitors.

The exhibitors present themselves in various halls and national pavilions. In addition, the showpresents different segments like CPM premium, CPM accessories and shoes, as well as CPM BODY&BEACH. A line-up of supporting events rounds off the informative programme accompanying the four days of orders, which show Messe Duesseldorf Moscow and Igedo Company’s technical competence. This includes 40 catwalk shows, trend lectures by in-house experts and an extensive line-up of seminars for buyers and exhibitors like the Russian Fashion Retail Forum.

Numerous events like the CPM opening ceremony or the CPM Fashion Night, provide networking opportunities.

 

Garment Technology Expo

Garment Technology Expo

Held in February in New Delhi and in August in Gandhinagar, this is one platform where you get to view everything…the latest technological machines, machine spares and consumables, latest processes and systems, infrastructure set-up, logistics and packaging solutions, raw materials, trimmings and embellishments, communication and documentation services, and much more, all under one roof.

Started in 2001 with 87 participants and managing almost 4,700 visitors, GTE is considered as one of the biggest industry shows in the subcontinent and one of the country’s largest ones, it sees is visited by exporters, manufacturers, institutions, and even consumers. Besides, Owners, CEOs, Mds, and Production Heads who visit to see, compare and negotiate deals for new machinery, designers, technical supervisors, shop floor managers, etc., visit to update themselves on new technologies, materials, the latest product launches and new innovations at GTE. Nearly 85 per cent of the participants in the initial editions of GTE continue to be steadfast. New innovations, product launches, product upgrades, live demonstrations, new materials, etc. are the cornerstone of each successive show.

 

Bodywear Exhibition

Bodywear Exhibition

The biggest intimate wear platform for by the most loved magazine in the intimate wear trade.

Niksan has pioneered the concept of Lingerie Trade and Fashion shows way Back in the year 2000. With the first ever trade fair in this subcontinent in the year 2000, the exhibitions have come a along way. The participants at the BODYWEAR EXHITBITIONS have been increasing with each passing event, while retaining 75 per cent of its clients and participants in each of the previous 19 shows.

The first exhibition in 2000 saw 35 exhibitors from four countries and over time, the event grew steadily and so did the number of visitors from 17000 to more than 3000, over time.

One of the most important meeting places for the Indian lingerie market and a platform that gives the widest exposure of this sector. So, the event sees everyone from manufacturers, to suppliers, and traders participating, while the visitors comprised of distributors, wholesalers, institutional buyers, exporters, consultants, fashion designers, consumers, and others.

With such high retention, the expo has proved in no uncertain terms, the high level of professionalism and satisfaction its participants have derived from this platform. All of these which have made the BODYWEAR EXBHTION as the leading intimate wear trade show in the subcontinent.

The 20th EDITION Of Bodywear Exhibition was the mother of all lingerie Trade Fairs. All waited with bated breath. Five years had gone past before the last big event in Delhi at NSIC in 2014. So naturally the pressure was on the organisers to bring back the magic that was so often seen in shows of Bodywear that made it so iconic.

Many attributed the success that Bodywear had over the years to the crowd-pulling gimmicks of the fashion show. Well, even this theory was put to test in Ahmedabad.

The event was a viable opportunity for the organised sector and brands to increase their stakes in this growing and developing market in Western India. There were approximately 100 brands and over 75 booths catering to men’s, women’s and children’s intimate wear along with accessories and raw material, all under one roof.

This was also the 20th edition of the Bodywear Exhibition, which was a great platform for brands to showcase not only their products and innovations but also their brand power. The show was targeted at the trade visitors who got energized and inspired by the offerings on display.

 

Munich Apparel Source

Munich Apparel Source

Held once a year in Septmeber, this three-day event is organised by Munich Fabric Start Exhibitons GmbH focusing on the companies news, products and services of apparel and clothing, fashion and beauty industry.

The event focusses on synergies in a logistically complex procurement market of the textile and fashion industry unites both trade fair formats, the MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE, and the MUNICH FABRIC START in one place at one time.

Almost 20,000 professional visitors from across Europe meet with exhibitors at the event and the event itself has international brands and retailers participating.

 

Apparel Sourcing Show

Apparel Sourcing Show

Held each year in Central America, this is the only trade show in this part of the globe that gathers the complete apparel and textile industry’s supply chain, demonstrating its capabilities and competitive advantages. The CAFTA-DR region offers high-quality garments and duty-free access to several markets, because of these, the region also focuses on having a totally integrated supply chain. Therefore, Guatemala is known to have speed to market and keep up with the evolving trends of our largest exporting market: USA. Because of these and more, Guatemala and the Apparel Sourcing Show are great places to look for new business opportunities.

With almost 200 booths and 150 exhibitors, the show includes everything from textile mills, trimmings, technology, machinery, accessories, some apparel manufacturers, and much more. Besides, there are workshops with key information about current trends and changes in the industry, social responsibility, regional capabilities, and specific technical workshops for middle management (technology, screen-printing, etc.)

 

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami

In May, the Latin American apparel industry professionals, from buyers to sellers throughout the B2B and B2C supply chain converged at the Mana Wynwood Conference Center in Miami for the industry leading Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show. This time it coincided with Miami Fashion Week, bringing to Miami an unprecedented opportunity for industry professionals to benefit first-hand from the latest developments transforming the fashion industry from design to production.

With ATSM and Miami Fashion Week now occurring on the same dates just a few blocks away from each other, more than 12,000 industry professionals were expected to be in South Florida during the time. Attendees had opportunities for Q&A with speakers and panelists on the subjects of B2B omni-channel marketing, dropshipping, B2B2C software solutions, near-shoring and reshoring, cross-border eCommerce for factories and online retailers, and more. As microbrands increasingly define consumer buying habits, ATSM 2019 also focussed on the future of retail and demonstrated how microbrands were expected to change the face of the industry’s transactional infrastructure from raw materials to retail.

 

MarediModa, Miami for the Swim Week

MarediModa

The MarediModa Fair, which takes place every year in Cannes since 2002, is the most important event for the premiere presentation of the collections of fabrics and accessories for the beachwear, underwear and athleisure sectors. It boasts of an international presence of exhibitors and visitors that continues to grow year after year. Thus, it is a fundamental appointment for professionals in terms of contacts, exchanges, business and new business.

The Miami for the Swim Week is an unmissable event that aims to endorse more and more European textiles and trims of genuine origin. A MarediModa delegation of companies from European countries such as Italy, France, Spain and United Kingdom get an opportunity to get in touch with the American brands throughout the most important event focused on beachwear of the American continent. Elegant and sophisticated plains, unique and iconic prints, vibrant and fresh colours, jacquards, flock prints, laminated and metallic fabrics, laces, innovative rubber-elastic tapes, hi-tech, and sustainable fabrics are on display at the event. In short, all that is needed for outstanding collections of beachwear and swimwear, underwear, athleisure, activewear and bodywear, resort wear and cruise wear.

 

UNIQUE by Mode City

Unique

This spectacular show held each year in Paris in June/July is a great platform for showcasing the latest in intimates, beachwear and sportswear. For 35 years now, Mode City has been the ‘can’t miss’ event that launches summer trends. It has always been seen as a swimwear show, even though its selection consists of over 40 per cent lingerie and has been developing, over the past few years, a major zone dedicated to activewear and sport.

UNIQUE by Mode City is a show that offers the most comprehensive selection of bodywear products: Swim, Lingerie, and Sport. As the largest event for all the expertise in the lingerie and swimwear industry, and with nearly 400 exhibiting brands and over 14,000 visitors,it brings together players that value creativity, personality, and emotion. It’s a new, must-see experience. A great point of reference for the market, an agent of change, its role is to draw the market higher, toward new horizons that await us all.

A tool for all buyers, a matchmaker, an advisor, and a business facilitator and an ultra-personalised, premium services and exclusive, unprecedented assistance for the visitors.

 

Premiere Vision New York

Premierevision

For 45 years, Première Vision, a subsidiary of the Association Première Vision and the GL Events Group, has been organising shows and events for professionals in the international fashion and textile industry. By constantly adapting to the needs of international markets, the Première Vision shows remain true to the same high goals: to provide its visitors a selective, quality and creative offer and services, and unique fashion information.

Held twice a year in February and July, in Paris and New York, all Première Vision shows share the same approach based on constant innovation and quality, positioning themselves on an offer and services with high added-value. The show invites over 200 exhibitors from almost 22 countries and boasts of various forums while being a great place for garnering fashion information, watching a preview of the trends, and a chance to introduce whatever is new in the season. A great platform to meet for retailers of textiles, professional weavers and distributors.

 

Textech Bangladesh International Expo

Textech Bangladesh International Expo

Spread across four days this trade fair for textile, fabrics and machines for the textile industry, that sees more than 1200 exhibitors and over 42,000 visitors, has been serving the textile and apparel sector of Bangladesh for the last 20 years. It is the country’s biggest and oldest international exhibition on textile apparel technology, machinery and related services.

It is a great B2B platform and a unique B2B networking opportunity for textile garment machinery manufacturers to interact face-to-face with the textile and apparel manufacturers in the biggest B2B platform Bangladesh can offer.

Experts come together to exchange information and to consult directly with potential business partners on joint business opportunities. Professional exhibitors take advantage of the opportunity to present new materials, processing techniques, and above all, machines, to a qualified audience. For private visitors the exhibition is a great place to get information about sewing machines, knitting machines and much more in this industry.

 

Pure London

Pure London

Pure London is the UK’s leading trade fashion buying event, representing womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and young fashion. The show offers buyers from UK and international independents, multiples, department stores, e-tailers and mail order, the opportunity to discover collections launching for the season ahead, attend catwalk shows and hear from their peers and other industry experts in valuable seminars and workshops.

Held twice a year in February and July, in London, the event has about 500 exhibitors participating and attracts about 17000 visitors. A collective of buyers, influencers, retail and trend experts, dynamic brands and media curators from over 64 countries, it is UK’s definitive fashion trade show for premium, fashion-forward, trendsetting brands and designers from around the world. It has the latest trends, styles and colours of the coming season on display. At various fashion shows visitors can get an insight and overview of the news in this industry.

 

Curve

Curve

Founded in the year 2007, Curve, a premier trade show is held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas each year in February and/or August, October each year. CURVENEWYORK is the leading trade show platform on the East Coast of North America for intimate apparel and swimwear. It gathers the best players of the Intimate Apparel and Swimwear industry on the East Coast of North America. CURVELASVEGAS is the leading trade show platform on the West Coast of North America for Intimate Apparel and Swimwear. This event gathers the best players of the Intimate Apparel and Swimwear industry on the West Coast of North America.

Both shows focus on creating business relationships and sharing experiences between brands and buyers from the Americas, while the Las Vegas event also offers openings to new selling channels thanks to the partnership with PROJECT WOMENS. Curve New York sees 350+ exhibiting domestic and international brands and over 2,700 buyers and visitors while Curve Las Vegas also sees over 350 domestic and international brands showing and 2,100 buyer and visitors.

 

Dhaka International Yarn & Fabric Show

Dhaka International Yarn & Fabric Show

This leading international exhibition for yarn and fabric manufacturers and suppliers is focused on the entire US$ 32 billion textile and apparel export industry of Bangladesh. One of the leading yarn and fabric shows in the world, this event is a great marketplace for textile business as well as to present the latest fabrics and trends.

Fully equipped with all ranges of textile products enhanced with the latest technology, setting a new definition of smart fabrics in order to satisfy the growing demand of the buyers, the expo is truly one of its kind. This event remains the automatic choice of textiles wholesalers, retailers and distributors to provide a convenient platform for managing and carrying out their business interests.

With over 20,000 visitors and over 1500 exhibitors that attend the show, the event is a wonderful platform for the industry to interact and exchange ideas.

 

Wäsche und Mehr Dortmund Trade Fair for lingerie and swimwear

Wasche und Mehr Dortmund Trade fair

Held each year in the month of February and August, this trade show for underwear, lingerie and swimwear, offers its visitors a comprehensive overview including a friendly atmosphere, good service as well as ample parking facilities. Numerous international exhibitors showcase their collections at the event and it is a great platform to acquire information about trends and innovations for the forthcoming season.

Each season sees more national and international exhibitors showcasing their products. Approximately 300 swimwear and bodywear collections on lingerie and more are on display at the event there is great scope for interaction, networking and exchange of ideas from that takes place here. It’s a great platform for trade professionals to learn about the latest innovations and trends from the innerwear and swimwear industry as well as to exhibit their goods.

 

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel & Fabrics

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel

The Inter Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is one of the largest trade fairs for fabrics in China and an international platform for the trade of these substances. Founded in 1995, the fair has become a leading meeting point for the textile industry.

The event is a comprehensive platform to showcase supreme apparel fabrics and accessories. This is a great event to meet potential customers, explore new market opportunities, learn about next season’s trends, and add value to your business. It is currently one of the biggest and most comprehensive apparel fabric and accessories exhibitions in the world. Held twice a year, in Spring and autumn, this mega event sees about 5,000 exhibitors, who hail from almost 32 countries and regions and about 77,000 buyers from trade from around 100 countries and regions.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to showcase their products and innovations to a broad audience, to meet potential customers and to increase their presence in the market.

 

Global Sources Fashion Hong Kong

Global Source Fashion Hong Kong

Held in April and October each year, with fashion accessories, footwear, fabrics, underwear and apparel all under one roof, it is an unmissable industry event for sourcing professionals from around the world. The show offers a complete ecosystem and O2O (online-to-offline) platform for the global fashion industry, from buyers to suppliers to designers, technology vendors, start-ups, students and service providers, where participants can promote, trade, collaborate, learn and share.

Show highlights this April included the Fashion Tech Zone seminars and exhibition area, Rising Designer Wholesale Zone and related seminars, as well as the 3Rs Waste Reduction. Livia Yip, President of Global Sources Fashion Group, said, “Global Sources Fashion is dedicated to helping buyers to seek out the hottest products and to explore and analyse the latest industry trends in technology, textiles development and design. The show promotes industry development and facilitates international design exchange, providing designers with a platform for reaching buyers and suppliers.”

 

Supreme Body & Beach, Munich

Supreme Body & Beach

Germany’s largest order platform for bodywear and beachwear, Supreme Body&Beach in Munich, has long established its position as leading European trade event in the segment.

The successful Supreme Body&Beach is the most important and popular German order platform for lingerie and swimwear. In five bright halls and a modern atmosphere, Supreme Body&Beach takes place twice a year in the MTC world of fashion, House 1, in Munich, with the who’s who of the sector showing 375 brands. Held bi-annually in February and July, it sees about 500 exhibitors with a footfall of around 5,000 to 20,000 visitors. This order platform is characterised by a large and exciting brand diversity in the area of underwear and swimwear, rounded off with elegant home wear and selected accessories. Trends in this area are essential for international buyers from Germany and Europe, e.g. Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

 

SIUF, Shenzhen, China

SIUF

An annual event, this international brand underwear expo that takes place in China, in the month of April, the SIUF sees about 900 brands from over almost 27 countries, and about 150,000 visitors in the space of. The aim of the event is to promote fashion globally and it is a great platform for international as well as domestic innerwear brands to showcase their products and innovations.

Besides, the exhibition is a great platform to exchange ideas, for new developments in leisurewear, shapewear and athleisure, which are all a rage now. The spectacular opening ceremony, awards on the stage, a brand fashion show, conferences, forums, are just some highlights of this influential event that encourage the industry to adopt an interactive information system for the intra-regional sector.

 

Swim Show

Swim Show

The annual SwimShow is an essential show for the industry—a platform for building relationships, enjoying the latest trends in swimwear and connecting buyers and suppliers. Recognised as the launching pad for many of the industry’s leading lines, SwimShow that has turned heads for more than three decades, is hosted in Miami Beach, the swim fashion capital of the world. This one-of-a-kind tradeshow that showcases more than 2,500 of the very best curated lines for swimwear, resortwear, beachwear, lifestyle, men, children, and accessories, welcomes exhibitors and buyers from across the world.

The show draws more than 3,000 buyers from 60 different countries spanning the globe. It is the largest swimwear trade show in the world and the first opportunity for buyers to see the latest designs for the upcoming cruise season.

 

Salon International De La Lingerie

Salon International De La Lingerie

A popular trade show that brings professionals from the space of lingerie, corsetry, beachwear, swimwear, loungewear, and much more, under one roof, is held in January in Paris. In 2019, this mega-event saw almost 400 exhibitors showcasing their latest products from almost 34 countries. With workshops on various themes, conferences, discussions on trends, debates on various topics, shedding light on market trends and consumer attitudes, this event is marked by the foremost players in the lingerie segment giving their expert views and opinions. In 2019, Eurovet chose two mantras that reflected this new era for lingerie that is emerging: ‘Fall in love with yourself’ and ‘The Art of details’.

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