Texhibition Istanbul, with its enchanting and exclusive concept, swiftly transformed into one of Turkey's most esteemed fairs, gained the approval of global buyers during its third edition. The fair, where 437 companies showcased their new collections, attracted thousands of visitors from 104 different countries.
Texhibition Istanbul, the Fabric, Yarn, and Textile Accessories Fair, was held for the third time at Istanbul Expo Center from 8th to 10th March. Organized by İTKİB Fair Organization Inc. on behalf of the Istanbul Textile Exporters' Association (İTHİB) and known as one of Turkey's largest textile fairs, Texhibition Istanbul hosted industry representatives and global buyers for the third consecutive year. With the participation of 437 domestic and foreign companies, the fair attracted a record number of visitors from 104 different countries.
The fair is growing in quality
Highlighting the participation of leading 313 Turkish textile sector companies in the previous edition of Texhibition Istanbul, which has already become Turkey's largest textile fair in its third edition, Ahmet Öksüz, President of the Istanbul Textile Exporters' Association (İTHİB), reminded that the fair hosted these companies representing various product groups such as woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, denim fabrics, textile accessories, and yarns. He mentioned that in the previous fair, they welcomed around 21,000 visitors and stated, "In this edition, our aim is to bring together thousands of qualified buyers from European Union countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, North African countries, and the Middle East with our companies." Öksüz also emphasized that although there is significant demand for the fair, their main concern is controlled growth to continually enhance the quality of the fair by moving it to a higher level, which is their utmost priority.
Achieving $1 billion trade volume
Texhibition Istanbul, organized in three halls covering an area of 15,000 square meters with the participation of 437 companies, achieved an impressive trade volume of approximately $1 billion. The fair, which hosted a total of 18,525 domestic and foreign professional visitors from 104 countries, received high praise from both participating companies and visitors. Texhibition Istanbul, featuring fabrics in trendy colors and patterns, high-quality yarn varieties, and complementing textile accessories, brought together all components of the industry, fostering synergy among designers, buyers, and participants, and contributing to value-added trade and exports.
“Texhibition Istanbul: Becoming a Brand Fair on the International Stage”
M. Fatih Bilici, Vice President of the Istanbul Textile Exporters' Association (İTHİB) and Chairman of the Texhibition Istanbul Fair Committee, provided an evaluation following the fair, stating, "We received positive feedback from participating companies of Texhibition Fair. Participating companies believe that our fair provided a conducive environment for increasing exports and expressed that the fair was productive in establishing new business connections and accessing new markets. Pre-applications have commenced for the next Texhibition Istanbul Fair, which will take place from September 13th to 15th, 2023. Over 120 companies that submitted new applications are being evaluated based on their production capacity, collection preparation skills, and export objectives. Texhibition Istanbul, which has made a name for itself in the industry, has successfully achieved its goal of becoming a renowned international trade fair."