ITCE Dubai 2004 opens: Emirate's textiles Imports hit Dh 11.5 billion
The International Middle East Exhibition for Textile, Embroidery and Sewing Machinery and Accessories ITCE Dubai 2004, the leading exposition for textile and garment manufacturing technology has made its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries debut with the opening of its maiden show, ITCE Dubai 2004, on Tuesday. The show, which was inaugurated, by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, President, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), is the premiere destination for the textile and garment manufacturing
industry in the GCC and surrounding countries, with more than 130 exhibitors from over 18 countries participating at the event.
ITCE Dubai 2004 is coinciding with its partner show, MOTEXHA Autumn 2004, the Middle East region's largest
Fashion and Textile trade fair. ITCE Dubai 2004 will offer more than 6000 trade visitors a full package in the apparel supply chain be it textile machinery, manufacturing technology or accessories from across the world.
Speaking at the opening ceremony Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, President, DCCI, said: "The textile industry in Dubai is growing very fast, strengthened by its growing position as the business hub of the region and with the increase in number of customers and international tourists with higher
purchasing parity. Owing to Dubai's strategic location, several international companies have made Dubai their regional headquarters. The DCCI in our role as the custodians of the business activity in the Emirate is actively promoting the textile industry by organising a textile traders conference by early next month."
"Dubai's strategic location combined with the high value import, as much as Dh 11.5 billion, worth of textiles and related peripherals, makes the textile industry here, the most vibrant," he added.
Leading textile machinery manufacturers from Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region represent the bulk of exhibitors at ITCE Dubai 2004. The UAE is leading the list of Middle East exhibitors with industry leaders like Al Borj, Forum, Omran, Oubari Gulf, Star Sewing and TransGulf being present. The Syrian General Organisation for Textile Industry, a part of the Syrian Ministry of Industry along with a high-powered delegation headed by the Organisation of Weaving Industry is visiting ITCE Dubai to promote Syrian textile manufacturing technology. The Far East manufacturers from Japan Korea and Taiwan are also exhibiting at ITCE Dubai 2004. Turkey is also having an impressive presence at ITCE Dubai 2004 with a 1300 square
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Department of Economic Development-Government of Dubai and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority are supporting the ITCE Dubai 2004. The show will serve the traders and visitors from over 30 countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Pakistan,
India, Bangladesh, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, UAE, Russia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. (menareport.com)
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