Texhibition İstanbul: Driving The Industry’s Export Target

Texhibition İstanbul Fabric, Yarn, and Textile Accessories Fair hosted 550 companies and 30 thousand professionals from more than 110 countries in the first exhibition of the season organized on March 6-8. The second session of the exhibition will be organized in Istanbul on September 11-13, 2024.

The textile industry that completed last year with an export value of 11.6 billion dollars, being one of the most prominent industries of Türkiye in production and employment came together at Texhibition Istanbul Fabric, Yarn, and Textile Accessories Fair that is the largest textile exhibition of Europe, organized for the fifth time this year. Hosted by Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association (İTHİB), the exhibition was organized on March 6-8 and included yarn and denim sections for the first time this year. The new sections were announced to be included in the next season as well.

Minister of Trade, Dr Ömer Bolat said in his opening remarks that export value of textile and apparel industry reached approximately 33 billion dollars in 2023 and emphasized its importance in terms of meeting 13 percent of national exports. Bolat noted that as the ministry they will continue to support such exhibitions that will expand such industries.

“We will crown our production quality with green transformation”

In his speech TİM Chairman Mustafa Gültepe mentioned significance of the textile industry for Türkiye and said: “Türkiye is separated from its competitors being a brand with high-quality production and speed. The great interest shown at the fifth Texhibition Fair also shows belief in Türkiye’s production. We are continuing our work to crown this production quality with sustainable production and green transformation.”

“Texhibition became one of the exhibitions that attract the highest number of visitors”

Organized by İTKİB Fuarcılık AŞ, this year Texhibition İstanbul hosted 550 companies and 30 thousand professionals from over 110 countries on an area of 35 thousand square meters.

In his remarks on the exhibition, Ahmet Öksüz said: “Texhibition became one of the exhibitions that attract the highest number of visitors in the world. Share of our textile industry in exports

increased from 2 percent to 3.5 percent in the last four years. Although 2023 was a difficult year due to global decrease in demand and the effects of the earthquake, we managed to keep our share in our largest markets such as the EU and USA. We owe this to the exhibition we organized together. We became one of the textile fairs that attract the highest number of visitors in the world. Our main target is to maintain our quality and grow in a controlled manner, making our exhibition one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the world. I am sure that we can achieve our goals with the strength we receive from all stakeholder institutions, especially our Minister of Trade. We believe in our country and our industry. Data shows that the world is not giving up on textiles. The importance ascribed to R&D and branding is increasing. We will continue to increase the popularity of our industry by increasing branding and focusing on making more exports. I believe that our exhibition will be the meeting point of the global textile industry and will also contribute to the development of brand perception. It will ensure companies will improve their branding perceptions through trend and innovation areas, seminars of expert speakers, and B2B programs.”

İstanbul Governor Davut Gül said: “I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the organization of this exhibition. The potential and brand value of our Istanbul is higher with you. I believe that you will add value to both our city and our country in the future, as you have done so far.”