ITCE’12 the No.1 Textile Exhibition in the Middle East and Africa
Strategic contacts and business opportunities were the key factors that induced 501 exhibitors of the textile industries, from 29 countries, participate at ITCE’12, the 12th International African Arabian exhibition for textile, embroidery & sewing machinery and accessories held from 23 – 26 February, 2010 at Cairo International Fair Ground, Egypt. The show has been organized for 12 successful versions since 1994 by ACG-ITF, the leading organizers of international trade exhibition in the Middle East & Africa.
ITCE’12 brought together major players and experts in the industrial sector and featured live demonstration and latest technology displays. According to Mr. M. El Morshedy, Chairman of the Egyptian Chamber of Textile Industries: “ trade and official associations are optimistic about the development of the textile industry and its application. The industry is showing signs of recovery from the worldwide financial crisis. Whether big or small, companies and factories are ready to discover solutions to enhance their competitiveness”.
ITCE proved to be the platform for manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to reach buyers and sellers from Egypt (the largest regional textile manufacturer) and the surrounding countries of the MENA region. The show helped to exchange market information, learn the latest innovations, gain views of experts and make direct business contacts within the weaving, textile, dyeing, embroidery, knitting and sewing machinery sector, and related supporting industries.
Qualified visitors, consisting mainly of factory owners and partners, technicians and engineers, managers, salespersons, trade professionals from the Middle East and Africa, among others flooded from the early morning of day 1 of the show. Among the principal motives that lead these professionals to visit the event were to see the industry’s new products and trends, meet the current trade partners/suppliers and maintain contact with colleagues, find new suppliers and meet international buyers.