Expo Highlights

The 2017 International Sourcing Expo will be bigger and more comprehensive than ever before. Offering you the most extensive array of apparel, textiles, accessories and footwear manufacturing capabilities, this combined event is the ultimate destination for sourcing, connecting and learning.

Here is some more reasons why you should make the time to visit the expo from Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 November at the International Convention Centre Sydney


18+ countries at one venue

For the first time in 2016, Mauritius and Turkey participated in the event. Both regions are growing in their presence in the Australian market and are actively promoting their capabilities. They join already established representation from India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Fiji, Vietnam, New Zealand, Malaysia and more. Visit their pavilions, along with others to be announced. View the 2016 Exhibitor List here.

3 events in 1

The combined event with co located Footwear & Leather Show plus the 17th China Clothing Textile Accessories Expo will introduce you to over 500 businesses from around the world. With so many businesses well versed in working with Australian companies, you will find multiple partnership options at the one event with diverse capabilities and from both established and emerging production regions. Your entry to the International Sourcing Expo will give you immediate entry to the two other co located events.

International Seminar Series

Our full program, sponsored by Archroma, has been announced and features the most comprehensive program produced to date. Featuring Australian and international experts, build your knowledge on the business of sourcing, plus discover design trends and inspirations as well as invaluable insights on how to build your brand and grow your business.

Speakers include:

  • Styling and design expert Milou Ket (Milou Ket Design, Netherlands)
  • Sourcing specialist Mike Bellamy (Director, Global Sourcing Centre, USA/China)
  • Australian global trend forecaster Tony Bannister (Director, SCOUT)
  • Head of the Council of Textile & Fashion David Giles-Kaye (CEO, Council of Textile & Fashion)
  • ChAFTA expert Mr Huabo Yu (Director, Silk Cloth Department, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textile & Apparel, China)
  • Brand expert John Szwede (Global Brand Manager, Volley)
  • Start up specialist Elizabeth Formosa (Founder, Fashion Equipped)
  • Colour expert Paul Cowell (Global Head of Brand Marketing, Archroma Singapore)
  • Trend forecaster Genty Marshall (Director, New Black Global Trends)
  • Product specialist Adam Lloyd (General Manager – Product, JeansWest)
  • Sourcing expert Neale O’Connor (School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
  • Multi channel customer driven consultant Jenny Roche (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • Handloom specialist Shri Rajesh Kumar Sahu (Joint Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Handloom Export Promotion Council, India)

Online bookings are available online, review the full program here.

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Council of Textile & Fashion Workshops

The Council of Textile & Fashion will be hosting a series of workshops on site at the expo this year. These events which cover a range of valuable industry topics are open to all expo visitors. Note that these sessions operate directly through the Council and are administered separately to the International Seminar Series. Once registered for the Council sessions, we will arrange for your visitor registration to the International Sourcing Expo to be processed closer to the event if we’ve not heard from you prior.

Tuesday 15 November 2016
10am – 1pm

Fabric Identification for Sourcing: Terminology & Concepts
Caroline Quintero, Fashion Within

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Thursday 17 November 2016
10am – 11.30am/12 noon

IP for Fashion Supply Chains
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

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Thursday 17 November 2016
1pm – 4pm

Leather for Footwear
Gido Theilig, Leather Solutions

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For details of Council membership, visit the Council of Textile & Fashion website.

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Show Stage

A more intimate and interactive discussion space, enjoy specialist presentations on the industry and technology, tools and resources available to business. The full program will be available shortly. Stay tuned for more details.

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Artisan Demonstrations

Discover a showcase of traditional artisan and eco friendly hand woven delicate textiles. This extraordinary practice, which is an incredible industry in it’s own right in India, will be demonstrated first hand at the expo. Presented in conjunction with the Handloom Export Promotion Council India, take the time to see first hand how these textiles are produced and discover the possibilities for your business.