The dynamics of the apparel industry are changing dramatically. Be it an emerging brand, a renowned label, a retailer or a manufacturer, it is vital to keep up with the fast-paced world of fashion. To succeed amid the shifting tides, it requires both, an abundance of fashion knowledge and influential connections. That is exactly where these exhibitions come in the picture. They create a platform for brands to meet new buyers, showcase their products and stay on top of trends. For a retailer, every trade show is an opportunity to expand their customer base whereas on the other hand, new business ventures can grab this lucrative opportunity to make their business bloom.
So, immerse yourselves in the industry by connecting, getting inspired and discovering. Put yourself in a much stronger place to get the most out of the experience.
We have compiled a list of the top exhibitions for you to attend or exhibit at, this year.
India International Garment Fair, IIGF
After years of resounding success, IIGF, one of Asia’s largest apparel and clothing trade show is back with its 60th edition. The event is an endeavour to perfectly blend fashion, quality and design by bringing together the fashion masters and textile industry professionals. It is a pavilion that enables major brands in the world of fashion and accessories to exhibit and develop business. It is also a platform for international apparel buyers to extend their relationship to the talented connoisseurs in the retail domain. This event will display new materials, innovative design, techniques and services.
Date: 17th-19th January, 2018
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Garment Technology Expo, GTE
The key part of your business’ success depends on how you bring your imagination to life in an innovative way. It goes without saying that technology has flawlessly shaped the fashion outlook. Brands are swearing by these technological advancements to bring out the best and stand out in the market. GTE is one the largest platforms known for showcasing latest machines and processes. New innovations and materials, product launches and upgrades, live demonstrations etc. related to apparel and knitting technology are the highlights of each successive event.
Date: 19th-22nd January, 2018
Venue: NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi
Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show, F&A Show
The F&A Show enables a professional environment for buyers and suppliers to connect and operate business thus bridging gaps in the textile supply chain. It has successfully completed 15 editions in Delhi and 14 in Bengaluru and has become a predominant place in the sourcing and networking cycle for the textile value chain. This year, manufacturers and suppliers from the wide spectrum of textile industry will display their merchandise, apparel fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and more services to discerning buyers from across the world.
Date: 9th -11th March 2018 (Bangalore) and 31st May -2nd June 2018 ( (Delhi)
Venue: Trade Centre, KTPO (Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation), Bangalore and Pragati Maidan, Delhi
Indian Fashion Forum, IFF
IFF, one of Asia’s largest fashion retail events displays an array of global and Indian professionals in fashion, retail and marketing sector. It is the biggest knowledge-sharing forum which pays tribute to the country’s most influential and admired brands and companies for their campaigns, innovations and achievements. This year, the theme is ‘analytical, buy now, compliance, and digital’ and these keywords are reflected in the event’s four team categories: fashion brand creation teams, fashion product creation teams, retail experience teams, and fashion retail technology teams. In addition, this event will also witness the Images Fashion Awards (IFA), which will honour the achievements of the country’s most progressive and innovative professionals, campaigns and concepts. From learning, networking and building a stronger business, brace yourself as you are about to discover the direction in which the fashion market is heading in.
Date: 13th-14th March, 2018
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai
India Shoes & Accessories Forum, ISAF
This 3-day long event is a one-stop destination that serves as a link between brands, retailers and manufacturers. From showcasing a vivid range of shoes and accessories to all that goes behind their making, ISAF offers great opportunities to look at future trends, and to connect and exchange ideas related to the footwear and accessories business. It opens its doors to emerging enterprises by giving them a chance to capitalise on this on this opportunity. Enlighten yourself with the success stories of the industry masters. Observe, learn and strengthen your brand’s position as the next industry leader.
Date: 12th-14th April, 2018
Venue: Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
India International Cosmetic Expo, IICE
IICE connects all the manufacturing sectors of the cosmetic and beauty industry under one roof. In the marketing world where everyone is following the ‘consumer-first’ approach, IICE is the right place to enhance your knowledge on the consumer-centric product development. The highlights of this event are technical seminars, conferences, discovery of new trends, latest products, innovative machinery, live lab sessions etc. These sessions cover all the areas pertaining to the cosmetic and beauty industry, i.e. ingredients, raw materials , packaging, labelling, machinery, fragrances, essential oils, skin care, hair care, health care, lab equipment etc.
Date: 2nd-3rd May, 2018
Venue: India Exposition Mart, Noida
Garment Show of India, GSI
India’s retail sector is the fastest developing market and is expected to grow to $1.3 trillion by 2020. This has opened doors for many to cash in on the opportunity. GSI is a budding ground for manufacturers, retailers, distributers, wholesalers, brands, fashion designers etc. who are exploring the apparel segment. The main aim of the event is to provide a platform for networking, connecting and changing the dynamics of sourcing.
Date: 17th-19th June, 2018
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Fashion sector is home to some of the most cutting-edge trends in the world and Fashion Connect has been taking pride in its efforts to showcase these innovations while keeping an eye on the future. Besides being a place for sourcing, the 2018 show is all set to play a bigger role in integrating the supply chain. It’s all about finding inspiration, trend intelligence and much more that entails branding, fashion design, merchandising etc.
Date: 28th – 30th June, 2018
Venue: The Lalit Ashok, Kalinga Hall, Bengaluru
India International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show, IIFJAS
Fondly known as the Face of the Costume & Fashion Jewellery Industry of India, IIFJAS is a hub for fashion designers, stylists, renowned buying houses and agents, television production houses and many top-notch retail outlets. The 12th Edition promises to be grander than ever by extending business opportunities to about 250+ suppliers and 10,000+ buyers from all across the globe. Year after year, IIFJAS has welcomed participants to witness trend-setting designs, quality products, latest trends and developments, taking back home abundance of knowledge and good solutions. Isn’t this a wonderful chance to learn and extend your business to all corners of India as well as abroad?
Date: 21st-24th August, 2018
Venue: Bombay Exhibition and Convention Center, Mumbai
International Conference On Apparel And Home Textiles, ICAHT
Organized by Okhla Textile and Garment Cluster, ICAHT aims at exploring creativity through the lenses of imagination and innovation. The topics for 2018 are software and their evaluation for garment industry, lean manufacturing, modern technology and equipment, quality management, garment finishing, innovation and management & professional marketing. It will also foster networking and collaboration among the conference participants to advance their practices as well as to identify major trends in apparel manufacturing.
Date: 8th September, 2018
Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi