December 16, 2016

25% increase on attendance. The best yet!

25% increase on attendance. The best yet!

Australia’s leading expo for apparel, accessories and textile sourcing, International Sourcing Expo Australia (ISEA) saw over 3,800 trade visitors from start-up labels through to large retail brands and chain stores descend on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over three days (15-17 November).

With a 25 percent increase in overall attendance from 2015, visitors from 23 countries had the opportunity to connect with more than 600 exhibitors from 17 countries including key sourcing regions such as India, China, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Senior decision makers ranging from business owners and directors to buyers and product developers made up 75 percent of attendees, with a notable increase in major retailers sending more representatives to the event.

The comprehensive expert seminar program was well attended with some of the world’s most respected industry professionals examining key changes and trends in international sourcing, providing opportunity for visitors to collect invaluable market insights and learn about global trend and sourcing best practice.

India’s presence was again significant and concentrated on showcasing high quality product and diverse capabilities, revealing its continued focus on the Australian market to position and drive a quality offering into the future.

Inaugural participation by both Enterprise Mauritius and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board attracted significant interest from visitors, with related exhibitors reporting solid results.

Exhibitors from India, Turkey, Italy, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam reported very good results from the first co-located Footwear & Leather Show with indications of returning to the event in 2017, while the Council for Leather Exports India has flagged their commitment in a larger way for next year.

ISEA was proud to partner with the Council of Textile & Fashion, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and, for the first time, the Australian Retailers Association.

Stay posted for details on the 2017 International Sourcing Expo held on the 14-16 November 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia.

See you there!