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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

23rd September 2019, Colombo

Stage is set for Intex South Asia 2019

More than 100 Indian textiles companies to exhibit with the latest product offerings. © Intex South Asia

More than 100 Indian textiles companies to exhibit with the latest product offerings. © Intex South Asia

Intex South Asia, an influential and established textiles sourcing show in its 5th edition, will take place at BMICH, Colombo, from 13-15 November 2019. This trading platform for the textiles and apparel industry is endorsed and supported by major industry associations, chambers of commerce and government agencies from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and other countries.

The 5th edition will welcome over 200 quality suppliers from 12 countries and regions showcasing top quality yarns, apparel fabrics, denim fabrics, chemicals, clothing accessories and allied services.

Participation from India

The Indian Pavilions at Intex South Asia will be organised by The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council (CHEMEXCIL) under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

The participation from India has grown by 30% from last year making it the largest country pavilion with over 100 Indian companies that will exhibit their latest product offerings to connect with the leading buyers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and other international markets.

“This year, we will be introducing Indian Textile Dyes & Chemicals Zone, which will be represented by leading textile chemicals, dyes intermediates, pigments and auxiliaries companies. With the growth of textile dyes and chemicals imports to Sri Lanka, Indian companies under this zone would find it fruitful to connect with their Sri Lankan counterparts to explore business opportunities. With the inclusion of this pavilion, Intex South Asia has successfully integrated the textile value chain at a single global trading platform,” organisers report.

Latest innovations

For the first time, world renowned organisation – Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotion arm that promotes US cotton in more than 50 countries under its Cotton USA trademark, will partner with Intex South Asia as its Innovation Partner. “This marks the entry of Cotton USA in Sri Lanka. Cotton USA will showcase the latest innovations for would be beneficial for the growth and development of textile and apparel industry of our region,” organisers say.

Some of the top companies taking part in the show include the five-time exhibitor PT Sinar Para Taruna from Indonesia, along with PT Kewalram International; Grasim Industries (Liva), Sangam, Birla Century, Garware Bestretch, from India; PAK Denim and MN Textiles, from Pakistan, and Eco Transfer Prints and Sigiri Weaving Mills, from Sri Lanka, and Yetom New Materials and PHK Knitting,  from China.

Intex South Asia is inviting buyers’ delegations from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Middle East, Nigeria, Mauritius and other countries, making it a truly global sourcing platform of South Asia.

Market intelligence

Alongside the exhibition, The Interactive Business Forum (IBF) will deliver high-quality market intelligence to support industry efforts to upgrade, move up the value chain and better understand intra-regional trade to help manufacturers gain a competitive edge. Following last year, Intex South Asia’s Interactive Business Forum will return, featuring seminars/workshops covering a range of topics including the latest trends, market developments and technological advances in the industry enabling all to access current global market intelligence.

“There is a clear shift from the west to the east. While the western economies are slowing down, the economies of South Asia are among the fastest growing in the world. Industry and businesses are coming to this region and Intex South Asia is there to speed up this process while ensuring that genuine buyers from around the world meet with quality suppliers at the only international textiles sourcing show of South Asia,” commented Arti Bhagat, Director, Worldex India.


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