The success of the Texworld Evolution Paris Showroom is confirmed. For this second edition organised in the heart of the fashion capital from 5 to 9 July, more than 700 visitors from the textile and clothing sector from 34 countries answered the call, the majority of whom came from France (75%), but also from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Some of these visitors had never been to Messe Frankfurt France events before, proving the attractiveness of this new formula.
In the meantime, the Messe Frankfurt France team continues to work actively on the installation of Texworld Evolution Paris – Le Showroom, which will be held from 5 to 9 July in the heart of the fashion capital. This second and expanded edition will host the collections of 150 international companies and 7,000 products and samples in two exhibition venues (the Atelier Richelieu and the 5 rue du Mail). This intermediary event will allow buyers to exchange ideas with other professionals, to discover new creative approaches and to decode trends for the sourcing of Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 collections.
Welcomed upon invitation and individually, the buyers were able to discover the 7,000 products and textile samples selected by the Messe Frankfurt France team from 150 international companies. This extended offer, of very fine quality and representative of the major global sourcing zones, was presented this year in two distinct locations: the 5 rue du Mail brought together the fabric trend forum for the autumn-winter 2022-2023 collections as well as a selection of finished garments; the Atelier Richelieu, on two levels, expressed the rich array of fabric, garment and accessory collections by exhibitors from some fifteen countries, with also an Apparel Sourcing trend section.
Over 4,500 requests sent to manufacturers
Thanks to their digital tablets, buyers have managed to send nearly 4,500 requests for information to manufacturers during the Showroom (compared to 3,200 in February), with requests for information or quotations for nearly 16,000 samples and finished products. A dozen manufacturers' representatives present on the Showroom were able to exchange directly with the visitors, such as the weavers from Korea, Turkey, Holland and Germany, and for clothing, agents and finished product manufacturers from Poland, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh, Portugal and Madagascar, representing a total of about fifty exhibitors.
Providing solutions to the fashion industry
This ability to connect people confirms Messe Frankfurt France's role as an essential sourcing partner. « Texworld and Apparel Sourcing have some twenty years of experience in supporting international manufacturers, particularly Asian manufacturers in Europe, says Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France. We have shown over the last few months that we are capable of turning a constraint into an opportunity, not only by enabling our visitors to maintain a business relationship with their suppliers, but also by helping them discover new brands and new sourcing proposals. We claim to be solution providers for the fashion industry. »
Next edition in February 2022
For its next appointment, which will take place in February 2022 at the Parc des Expositions du Bourget in a classic format, Messe Frankfurt France will capitalise on all the experience acquired during the last two showrooms. This major event will offer a chance to reconnect with all the international sourcing operators. In July 2022, Messe Frankfurt France will bring together manufacturers and buyers at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles in Paris. The opportunity to develop new services or solutions for buyers.
Providing maximum convenience for visitors, Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls&Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim Paris belong to the cluster of related trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and where entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials. All details about textile trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt throughout the world can be found at the new platform : www.texpertisenetwork.messefrankfurt.com
Background information on Messe Frankfurt:
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world. The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com