Motexha to host largest-ever Turkish pavilion
Turkey's Aegean Exporters Union (AEU) is to field its biggest ever delegation to Motexha Autumn 2002, the Middle East's trade show for the international fashion industry, which will run at the Dubai International Exhibition Center from 23-26 of this month.
The Ismir-based AEU, which operates under the supervision of the Turkey's Undersecretariat For Foreign Trade, is mounting a 936 square meter pavilion housing 43 companies, the largest of the 11 national arenas due at Motexha Autumn.
"We have increased the size of our pavilion by 52 percent," said Emine Deniz of the AEU, which is tasked with driving Turkish export activities and acting as a 'bridge' between state and private entrepreneurs. This is a result of Turkey having a highly successful showing at Motexha Spring. Thirty-seven companies among the delegation took part in Motexha Spring."
The lion's share of Turkish exhibitors at Motexha Autumn, some 36, are involved in the footwear and leather sectors. "Seven companies are clothing manufacturers and exporters, the remainder are footwear and leather producers," explained Deniz.
Products to be showcased at the Turkish pavilion include shoes, slippers and sandals, belts and bags as well as men's, ladies and children's wear. According to the AEU, Turkish leather and apparel exports to the Middle East are on the increase with the region last year delivering over $6.2 million in revenue for Turkish producers.
"We are aiming to increase exports to the region by four or five fold within the next five years," said Sezmen Alper, AEU's acting secretary general. "Motexha is a key platform from which to help us achieve this target."
To date, over 300 exhibitors from 23 countries have contracted for Motexha Autumn 2002, which is organized by IIR Exhibitions. The show, which will span two DIEC halls, will also host its largest-ever Chinese pavilion and, for the first time, feature a Vietnamese exhibitor.
"The geographic exhibitor spread of Motexha is growing which we believe is due to the continuing buoyancy of the Middle East's retail market which, it is estimated, will be worth around $500 billion by 2010," said Sally Hodgkinson, project director for Motexha.
The international gifts and homeware show, Ambiente Arabia, will run alongside Motexha Autumn. Ambiente Arabia is a stand-alone event designed to serve the Gulf's multi-billion-dollar giftware market, which IIR Exhibitions says is recording steady 10 percent annual growth. The show will have the region's first national pavilion from the Southern Russian
Republic of Daghestan and will also see the Middle East debut of India's Export Promotion Council. — (menareport.com)
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