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21.12.2017 | Наталья Кулагина

International Apparel & Textile Fair 2018

From April 24 to 26, 2018, the 8th International Exhibition of Clothing and Textiles International Apparel &Textile Fair will be held in Dubai, UAE.


This is the leading exhibition in the region showing the best textile products, accessories and accessories, printing studios, clothes from well-known manufacturers from all over the world. More than 15,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors represent Europe, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Turkey and many other countries.



International Apparel &Textile Fair, held inThe Dubai World Trade Center, gives manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers from the UAE and other countries of the Middle East. In addition, entrepreneurs engaged in light industry can get useful contacts with suppliers and new customers here.



In addition to providing unique business opportunities, a serious business program is organized at the exhibition with the involvement of a large number of highly qualified fashion industry experts. 



The UAE textile industry generates $17.5 billion in revenue per year, making it the second largest after the oil industry. The Emirates ranks third in the world (7.7%) in terms of textile exports after the United States and Great Britain, delivering products to more than 50 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. According to the statistical report of the World Trade Organization, the UAE was the 11th largest importer of clothing in 2012 with a total import volume of $4 billion (0.8% of total imports in the world).



Over the past few years, the government of the UAE has encouraged entrepreneurs to invest in the automation of the textile industry. The widespread use of advanced innovative technologies has allowed textile manufacturers to significantly reduce labor costs and thereby increase profits. As a result, this contributed to the improvement of product quality while reducing production time, which, of course, caused the location of foreign customers. Also in the UAE, the storage conditions of raw materials and materials, methods of their transportation and packaging are constantly being improved. The main textile enterprises of the UAE are located in Sharjah and Dubai, some in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman.


Photo: International Apparel & Textile Fair