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French Eurovet buys 100 % of American CURVExpo
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Apr '12
Eurovet, the world leading tradeshow organizer in lingerie and swimwear, announced that it has acquired 100% of CURVExpo, the only Trade show representing the Designer Lingerie, Men's underwear and swimwear In North America.

Launched in Las Vegas in February 2007 by co-founders Jean-Luc Teinturier and Laurence Teinturier, CURVExpo has established a strong and unique position in the industry by combining a presence in two major markets New York and Las Vegas and an efficient and focused show format that meets the unique needs of retailers in the fashion and exclusive Intimate Apparel, Men's Elegance and Swimwear premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in this Industry, CURVExpo has grown over 20% yearly to four highly-anticipated annual events (two in New York and two in Las Vegas) in just five years.

EUROVET, the leading trade show organizer for lingerie and swimwear worldwide, which shareholders are the French Knitting and Lingerie Federation and the major trade show organizer Comexposium, runs sixteen Textile and Fashion related fairs in the world, seven of them already dedicated to the lingerie and swimwear industry.

The leaders in the field worldwide are the famous Salon International de la Lingerie (Fall-Winter Collections) and Mode City (Spring-Summer collections and swimwear) which respectively take place in January and July in Paris. Interfiliere the Fabric and Trimmings Show, runs simultaneously each January and July. Since 2005, EUROVET has also become the most influential Trade show player in Asia with, Interfilière Hong-Kong, Interfilière Shanghai, the best sourcing platforms showcasing respectively in March and In October, and Shanghai Mode Lingerie, the new brands platform for Asia.

Back in November 2008, EUROVET acquired 30% stake in CURVExpo. Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps , CEO of EUROVET explains " CURVExpo and Jean-Luc and Laurence have been very strong partners over the past 4 years , we strongly both felt it is the right timing to merge CURVExpo within the global EUROVET organization. The acquisition of CURVExpo is consistent with EUROVET overall strategy to be the reference partner worldwide dedicated to the lingerie and swimwear industry, offering to the international brands the best platform for their international development.

The inclusion of CURVExpo under the EUROVET umbrella adds a compelling, new dimension to our show offerings. After Europe, and Asia, CURVExpo offers significant growth potential and provides an additional platform on the American continent to our international lingerie and swimwear community. We believe that this approach will further strengthen EUROVET position and network as the leading buying and inspiring destination for the overall Innerwear and Swimwear Industry".

Jean-Luc Teinturier Founder and CEO of CURVExpo said, "Being part of EUROVET will enable CURVExpo to tap into new resources and capabilities, allowing us to better serve our customers. This is a great opportunity for the CURVExpo shows and for the industry as a whole. I am very happy with this strategic acquisition. It will benefit all exhibitors attracting retailers, importers and distributors from overseas, allowing them to maximize their international exposure".

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