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Round 3 Goa!

Jul 01, 2014
Round 3 Goa!

The third edition of the Galleria Intima, Indias largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel, organised by IAAI, will take place from August 18-19 at Grand Hyatt, Goa.

Organised by the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI), the third edition of the Galleria Intima continues to be a show that every industry professional whether manufacturer, brand buyer, retailer or designer, should aspire to attend.

Heres why you should be marking your calendar for the 18-19 August, 2014. Last year, the gathering saw about 300 visiting brands and this year, the third edition of this monumental event promises to get even bigger as the organisers expect more then 600 brands to visit the show this year. With more than 20,000 sq ft of exhibition space, over 75 exhibitors and estimated transactions of over Rs 4 billion worth of business, this fair is sure to be a precursor for the industry in India in the coming year.

However, the grandeur of the event is spelt not just in sheer numbers, but also indicated by the bigwigs that grace this occasion and who set the tone not just for the 2-day fair but also for what the industry portends in the coming months. Last year, the event was attended by a laudable 1,200 visitors, out of which 300 were intimate apparel brands from India. Many prominent buying houses from India and abroad were also seen at the show. Global giants in the intimate apparel business, such as LYCRA, Chanty Laces, Carvico, Forster Rohner, Lenzing, Noyon Laces, Stretchline, Prym Intimate, Silueta, Lectra, Morgan Technica, Tuka Tech, Trischel, Alok Industries and many more, showcased their merchandise last year and this year too, many more such brands should be watched out for, that will catapult this fair from an important national industry event to a significant global happening.

Our eminent Indian industry insiders were also left deeply impressed with the show last year and look forward to August, 2014 with heightened anticipation and optimism.

Ashok Reddy of Lovable Lingerie, one of the major brands in the industry, remarked, "Having attended the show last year as well, I can see the monumental progress that has been made in the entire Indian intimate apparel industry. The strength and response this event has received this year leaves no doubt in my mind about the kind of advancement I am expecting in the industry in the next five years. The future looks bright."

Sourcing professionals, exhausted from your failed attempts at finding the raw materials you need at the right prices? The following participation should definitely give you something to choose from:

  • Exhibitors representing fibres, fabrics, laces, embroideries, accessories and trimmings
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of machineries and automated technology
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of packaging materials
  • Technology/software solution providers on CAD, CAD, PLM, production monitoring, forecasting, sustainable technology, etc.
  • Introducing OEM/private label manufacturers

Or are you an intimate apparel raw-material manufacturer looking to significantly expand your markets or scale up your business? Meet Brand owners of lingerie, underwear, swimwear, beachwear, nightwear, sleepwear, loungewear, shapewear, stockings, socks, etc.

Senior Management of large retailers, purchasing/procurement heads of department stores, product merchandisers of specialised chains, buying houses, importers, distance sellers, etc.

The presence of your merchandise among these people, will be sure to take your business to the next level. The icing on the cake for both raw material manufacturers and buyers, will most definitely planned B2B meetings of exhibitors and visitors. No matter what sector of this industry you belong to, you need to be abreast of the latest trends, best practices and forecasts in the business. And Galleria Intima does<