"Among the 1,200 booths at this year's shows, we have seen growth in several key categories. The Garments & Textiles show has grown by 28 percent year on year. The scarves & shawls and fashion bags pavilions under the Fashion Accessories show also achieved double-digit growth," said Tommy Wong , President of Global Sources Exhibitions. "These numbers validate suppliers' recognition of our shows as a key platform to exhibit their products to overseas buyers."
Major buyers pre-registered to attend the shows include Adidas, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Benetton, Chickeeduck, Cotton On, Esprit, Folli Follie , Forever 21, Gap, Guess, Kookai, Lafuma, Levi's Strauss, Marks & Spencer, Morgan, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Quiksilver, Samsonite, Sears, Tesco, Tie Rack, Victoria's Secret and Woolworths.
On-site activities further extend buyer and supplier benefits
The Trends Forum brings buyers and exhibitors up-to-date on developments in colors, shades and accessories. Pantone, the leading color authority and Fashion Snoops, a global online forecasting company will discuss the current color and accessories trends using photos, images and videos along with pre-selected exhibitor product.
"Our China Sourcing Fairs' fashion shows not only facilitate efficient trade between exhibitors and buyers, but also offer industry-specific knowledge. For example, our on-site activities, including the Trends Forum, help buyers and suppliers keep up with the latest industry developments," said Wong.
Buyer can also see designs from students of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Forum.
Other value-added activities include:
Mini Fashion Parade: Models will be showing selected suppliers' designs at a live fashion show on April 28.
Conference Program: Topics will include China sourcing strategies and supplier management techniques.
Private Sourcing Events: One-to-one sourcing meetings between international volume buyers and pre-screened suppliers. Buyers scheduled to attend have total annual sales of more than US$65 billion and include Bossini, Casino, Eurogroup, Intersport, LIU JO , Pacific Brands and RSI.
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