The 2nd edition of South Asia’s only international sourcing show- Intex South Asia concluded on a successful note. The show that witnessed 2,485 professional trade buyers from 18 countries and regions visiting the exhibition and interacting with more than 140 textile suppliers to source yarns, apparel fabric, denim fabric and clothing accessories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Italy and South Africa.
The show was inaugurated by acting Indian High Commissioner, Arindam Bagchi who was the chief guest at the event. He was accompanied by Indira Malwatte Chairperson & CEO, Sri Lanka Export Development Board who was the Guest of Honour. Intex South Asia is the first focused business platform in the region which has been specifically designed to synergise the garmenting needs of international brands and retailers with the manufacturing strength of South Asia satisfying both exports and large domestic markets. The show brought the entire manufacturing and supply chain together in one location.
Besides the ‘Trends Zone’ and ‘Denim World’, the highlights of the show was the interactive business forums held on November 16 & 17 alongside the exhibition with the theme ‘South Asia – Powering the global textile and garment industry’. The business forums had distinguished speakers from Sri Lanka, India and UK who shared their views and discussed on business potential in the region and sustainability in the global apparel and textile industry.
All major apparel exporters and international sourcing offices in Sri Lanka came in large numbers with their sourcing and design teams under various product/brand verticals to interact with suppliers and to find innovative products and designs for the next season. These include Brandix, MAS, Hiradamani, Omega Line, Timex Garments, and many more.