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Texhibition Istanbul: Textile buyers will be meeting in Turkey

Texhibition Istanbul, one of the largest organizations in the textile industry, will bring together over a thousand qualified buyers from more than 100 countries in Istanbul. It is aimed to contribute $1 billion to the export target of the fair.

“Texhibition Istanbul Fabric and Textile Accessories Fair”, which will bring more than a thousand qualified buyers from more than 100 countries, especially the EU, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Middle East and North Africa, to Istanbul, will be held on 16-18 March 2022. More than 200 companies will participate in the fair, where local companies producing knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, indigo and textile accessories will participate.

Underlining that the Turkish textile industry is the safest port of global brands, Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association (ITHIB) President Ahmet Oksuz noted that they anticipate completing the year 2021 with an export value of $12.7 billion, and the target for 2022 is $15 billion.

“We proved that Turkey is a safe harbor”

Oksuz said, “Especially during the pandemic, many countries that passed a big test failed. However, as the Turkish textile industry, we were able to combine our logistics capability with integrated production power, and we have successfully passed this difficult test and proved once again that Turkey is the safest trade port.”

Stating that Texhibition Istanbul will take the textile industry one step further, ITHIB President Ahmet Oksuz said, “We aim to contribute $1 billion to the $15 billion export target of the Texhibition Istanbul Fair. We are the 5th largest textile exporter in the world. We foresee that the fair we will organize will make one of the most important contributions to our medium-long-term goal of being among the top 3 textile exporting countries in the world.”

Turkish textile manufacturer continues to close the current account deficit

Emphasizing that the Turkish textile industry is of great importance for the country’s economy, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) President Sekib Avdagic also pointed out that textile is one of the sectors that adapts itself to the epidemic conditions in the fastest way despite the negativities brought by the pandemic. Avdagic said, “Texhibition Istanbul Fair has a special importance for the management of our Chamber and sector representatives. Because the beginning of this fair, the idea of organizing it, is based on the bilateral meetings we held in March 2019 between 156 foreign buyers and 42 Turkish fabric manufacturers. Our story, which started with bilateral meetings, will turn into a great and international fair organization legend in the future.”

Source: NTV / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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