Exhibitors from all over the world had on the show the best and the latest in the world of textiles and accessories. The 5,340 buyers who visited the event comprised 300 foreign visitors form 37 countries and other parts of the world.
Union minister of textiles, Mr Shankar Sinh Vaghela said " The trade fair would provide an opportunity to Indian fabric manufacturers to showcase Indias distinct strengths and advantages to discerning buyers of the world. The growing importance of the region as a main consumer of rawmaterials likes fabrics, trimmings and embellishments has now been recognised by global manufacturers and suppliers.
Indias vast and growing apparel industry needs access to top quality and globally competitive raw material supplies."Noteworthy happening of the fair was the one visit by the three-member delegation form Toray Industries Inc represents over 90 major Japanese companies in the textile trade.The last day was packed with visitors ,dignitaries and others.This fair according to the sources is the most happening textile event in India.
The fair proved to be a good business opportunity for garment manufacturers, exporters, apparel brands and labels,importers,distributors and agents, buying houses/agents, fashion desigers,merchandisers, design studio and institutes. The inaugural day of the fair was launch of the international trends showcase publication, Fashion Forecast, brought out by the International Colour Authority, UK, Mr Stephenson Higginson, Editor and Creative Director, International Textiles UK, was part of the launch, admist highly select gathering of the textiles industry.