While some visitors from Bangladesh in Heimtextil 2017 in Frankfurt mentioned that there were less visitors over there in compared to another exhibition Premiere Vision held same time in same city, Bangladeshi exhibitors expressed satisfaction about order bookings and customer interaction.
Heimtextil 2017 begun in Frankfurt, Germany on 10th January and closed on 13th January, with host to over 2,963 companies from about 67 countries across the world including Bangladesh’s 23 companies. Numerous events were accompanying the fair and providing valuable stimulation in terms of design, trends and new textile products.
Aminul Abid from Shabab Fabrics Ltd., a Bangladeshi company exhibiting in Heimtextil 2017 mentioned that “We have got great response from the exhibition. Brands like Zara have put spot order where STC group reconfirmed shipment of 50 tons per month. We interacted with
many other buyers in the exhibition.” While asked about the trend in the sector he added that “As a regular participant of Heimtextil, we observed that this year buyers were more quality conscious than price. Particularly for us buyers were emphasizing more on quality and on-time delivery. And as always we committed the both. Many of the buyers reviewed our performance and reconfirmed their orders for new year.”
Heimtextil is one of the biggest and most important international trade fairs for home and contract textiles and the first trade fair of the year. It is a climate and trend barometer for the whole business year. At this leading event for interior textiles, design and trends, international manufacturers, dealers and designers present their products and innovations to a large audience of trade visitors.
Detlef Braun, Member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt, describes Heimtextil as the most attractive event for global industry. “With its high density of global market leaders and the huge variety of its product portfolio, Heimtextil is unique and highly attractive for the international industry. For the seventh time in a row, the trade fair has grown, both in terms of the exhibitor numbers and surface area, underlining its globally leading position”, he said.
Thousands of visitors from different countries came to see nearly 3,000 exhibitors at Heimtextil 2017 show, which was divided into three segments: home textiles, which includes flooring, upholstery, wall and window; household textiles, which encompasses bath, bed and table; and services, which covers textile design, digital print technology and media.
Of the 23 exhibitors participating from Bangladesh, 10 took part under the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) while 13 joined the trade show directly. The EPB attended the expo to promote Bangladesh.
The participating Bangladeshi companies were ACS Textiles (Bangladesh) Limited, Apex Weaving and Finishing Mills Ltd, Mom Tex Limited, Noman Terry Towel Mills Limited, Regent Textile Mills Pvt Ltd, Shabab Fabrics Ltd, Towel Tex Limited, Unilliance Textiles Ltd, Shamsuddin towels, Hossain Dyeing and Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Limited. Anik Composite Mills Ltd, Instinct Textile Ltd, Miray Towel Industries Limited, Virgin Grace Ltd, Jaantex Industries Ltd, Manuri Textile Mills, RTT Textile Industries Pvt Ltd, EKE TEX (PVT.) LTD, and Asix and RTT Textile Industries (Pvt.) Ltd.
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