The Winter 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA closed their doors recently, welcoming a record number of verified visitors across three days.
The final attendance showed a 20 per cent increase over the previously documented record for any winter edition in the show’s 10-year history. Visitors represented a total of 54 countries, including: USA, France, Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, India, Israel, Nigeria, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and others.
“The Winter 2017 edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA has been a record-breaker, both in terms of exhibitors presented and visitor attendance,” said Dennis Smith, President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America. “We knew that this edition would prove to be an important gauge for where the apparel market is headed and what we’ve seen is that a mood of cautious optimism is prevailing over all else. The apparel industry is far from standing still and we’re thrilled to be the industry sourcing event that buyers choose season after season.”
Texworld USA Winter 2017 boasted over 225 exhibitors representing 12 countries, including: Canada, USA, Colombia, India, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and more. Turkey, Korea and Taiwan returned with dedicated country pavilions. The Lenzing Pavilion also returned to the show floor with 17 exhibitors focused on integrating sustainable fibres into a wide range of product categories.