Intex And Tex-styles To Be Held Concurrently at Textile Exposition

During Texsummit 2007, the industry had voiced that there should be a single large trade platform for the textile industry in India. As part of the consolidation initiative, two successful trade fairs, Intex - international apparel Fabrics and Accessories trade fair and Tex-Styles have decided to hold both shows concurrently from 2008 onwards. This would result in having the largest textile exposition in India thereby attracting more international and national buyers and making the combined event as the most important trade show for the textile industry in India.

There would be a clear demarcation of product categories between Intex and Tex-Styles so that they complement each other and do not compete with each other. Intex would get participants for fabrics, accessories and fibers for the clothing industry along with other support services whereas Tex-Styles would get participants for Fabrics for Furnishings, Home Textiles, Yarns, Textile Accessories, Textile Gifts and support services.

The best part of this co-operation would be that the entire industry would get consolidated and there would be joint promotions which would ensure the largest buyer turnout ever for any trade show in India. There would be 4 concurrent shows, Intex, Tex-Styles, Carpet Expo and Indian Houseware and Gift Show which can boast of a combined turnout in excess of 15,000 serious trade buyers.

The latest trends also indicate that the NCR (National Capital Region) region of New Delhi has emerged as the number one region for the textile and clothing sector in India with all the major exporters, manufacturers, designers and buying houses having shifted here due to strong infrastructure, availability of cheap land, labour and other facilities. This is further highlighted by the point that other shows elsewhere have not had the same amount of success as Intex, due to our careful selection of timings, one-to-one promotions and personal interaction with the industry.

As usual, there would be many international pavilions at Intex from Taiwan, China, Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and other countries. The previous editions of Intex have attracted on an average more than 5,400 trade visitors from 37 countries. It is hoped that the current edition would attract an even higher number of trade buyers due to four concurrent shows being organised at the same venue.

Intex is organised in association with The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) and supported by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industries (CITI), The Synthetic and Rayon Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), The Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), Federation of All India Textile Manufacturers Association (FAITMA) with the Textiles Committee as "Knowledge Partner".

According to Mr. Rajesh Bhagat, Managing Director, Finesse Worldwide, organizers of Intex, "The fair has been organized to meet the exacting standards of other international fairs. It is time that the Indian exhibitions are also organized at par with their foreign counterparts. That is why we have added many innovative features such as exclusive buyers lounge, conference rooms, buyer booths, enhanced onsite facilities to ensure that everyone is successful at this fair."

Intex would provide a strong sourcing hub for buying houses, apparel exporters, domestic fashion brands, international fashion labels, large format retail manufacturers, textile mills, fabric importers, traders, industry consultants, design studios and fashion designers.

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