Nearly 200 exhibitors are anticipated to take part in the autumn fair, with major brands already confirmed to participate including China based Mozartex Co Ltd showcasing Tencel woven fabrics; Tawainese Everest Textile Co., Ltd, a Bluesign certified manufacturer displaying outdoor functional fabrics and Hong Kong based Wellen Textile featuring their latest fabric designs.
Hong Kong remains an ideal trade destination
Interstoff Asia Essential has developed into a specialised textile trade event that features a wide range of fashion, eco-friendly and functional fabrics. The fair, situated ideally in Hong Kong - Asia's leading trade hub for garment sourcing, accounting for about 80 percent of the total Hong Kong textile exports - provides an exceptional business platform for both local and overseas textile manufacturers and merchandisers. Eight out of ten textile exports from Hong Kong are in Asia. In order of export percentage these include China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the US, Thailand, Philippines and Jordon.
Reaffirming the region's positioning as a buoyant textile trade destination, the Hong Kong government's SME Export Funding will give local exhibitors the opportunity to receive a grant of up to 50 percent of the total approved expenditures upon successful application. For further information, please visit the official Hong Kong SME Export Funding website at www.smefund.tid.gov.hk
Fair organiser Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. have also announced the implementation of a 10 percent early-bird discount, which has been welcomed by many international exhibitors who must book a booth on or before 31 May 2009 to receive the offer. For further details, please visit www.interstoff-asia.com
As Hong Kong's textile industry continues to receive government support and Interstoff Asia Essential organisers help alleviate some costs, manufacturers and suppliers should take advantage of these offers and take part in this fair, where they can showcase their latest cutting edge fabrics to thousands of top quality buyers.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany's largest trade fair organiser, with 436 million euros in sales in 2008 (figure as of November 2008) and more than 1,400 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 48 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2008, Messe Frankfurt organised more than 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds, featuring 322,000 square metres of exhibition space, are currently home to nine exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com