Visitor numbers increase by 15% at Yarn, Fabric & Accessories Trade Show, 2016 New Delhi
- 8,598 buyers visit YFA 2016 New Delhi Show, up 15% over 2015 edition
- Most exhibitors pleased with quality and number of buyers
- Buyers too return satisfied after seeing innovative products
Despite the demonetization drive, which has affected the domestic and export industry sentiment, the Yarn Fabric & Accessories Trade Show; YFA 2016 which was held from November 23-26, 2016 in New Delhi, saw visitor numbers climbing 15 per cent over the previous edition to 8,598 buyers. A majority of the 148 exhibitors participating at the show also expressed satisfaction with the numbers as well as the quality of the buyers.
As against around 100 exhibitors in the 2015 edition, there were 148 participating companies at YFA 2016. The highlights of the exhibition were fashion shows held throughout the day on all the days as well as in the evening. There was also a Chinese pavilion, in which 36 Chinese exhibitors showcased innovative yarns, fabrics and garment accessories.
The exhibitor list included the who's who of the Indian and global textile industry from the textile valuechain beginning from fibres till garment accessories, including the likes of Indo Rama Synthetics, Bhilosa Industries, Vardhman Textiles, Winsome Textiles, Ganesha Ecosphere, Kudu Knit Fab, Asahi Kasei Corporation, RSWM Ltd, Nahar Industrial Enterprises, TT Ltd, Nimbark Fashions, Everflow Petrofils, V P Tex, Meher International, Textrends, Sogo Fashions, National Textile Corporation, Gloster Ltd., Madeira India, Uflex Ltd. and many others.
These companies exhibited and a few even launched the most innovative and latest developments in value-added textile products like speciality fibres, multifunctional yarns, mélange yarns, spandex yarn, embroidery yarn, bamboo fabrics, modal fabrics and several unique garment accessories.
Among the visitors who visited YFA 2016, included decision makers like Sourcing Head's, Purchase Manager's, Head Merchandiser's, Sales Head's and Country Manager's of the renowned buying houses and export houses in addition to the visitors from composite mills, spinning mills, knitters, weavers, yarn agents, trading houses, designers, retail chains, etc.
YFA Trade Show 2016 New Delhi witnessed the buying houses like H&M, GAP, TRIBURG, Decathlon, Marubeni India, Impulse, ITOCHU India, Alliance, TQM Global Buying, NEXT Sourcing, JC Penney, Francis Wacziarg, New Times India, Li & Fung, CMD Buying Services and many more.
Also YFA Trade Show 2016 New Delhi witnessed the teams of large number of exporters and domestic brands such as Shahi Exports, Pearl Global, Boutique International, Gupta Exim, ITC Ltd., Shree Bharat International, Dhruv Global, Radnik Exports, Texport Syndicate, Genus Apparels, Graffiti Exports, Orient Craft, Orient Fashion, Madan Trading Co., Dulari Exports, Chelsea Mills, SEL Manufacturing, Grasim Bhiwani Textiles, JCT Ltd., Alps Industries, Ginni International, Numero Uno Clothing, Blackberry's, Arvind Ltd., Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Cantabil Retail, Myntra Designs, Sharman Shawls, Shingora Textiles, Bonjour, Vero Moda, Maral Overseas and many more at the four day exhibition.
These buyers came from across India from various textile and apparel hubs like Delhi & NCR, Ludhiana, Panipat, Bhilwara, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kanpur, Meerut, Banaras, Surat, Tirupur and Northern India, which includes Punjab, Haryana, etc. There were also foreign buyers from Syria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Dubai, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Korea and Iran.
A textile conference in association with TIT-Bhiwani and the Textile Association of India (TAI) Delhi was also arranged on the sidelines of day-1 of the show. The first panel discussion was on 'Growth & Prospects of Handloom Industry, while the second panel discussion was on 'Make in India – Innovation in Textiles'. This was followed by a presentation by Prof. Rajendrakumar Anayath, Director, TIT Bhiwani on 'Beyond Engineering: Emergent Materials & the next Interface'.
'Titoba', an alumnus meet, with a gathering of more than 400 top industry professionals, in association with TIT Bhiwani and again the Textile Association of India (TAI) Delhi was also organized.
"We thank all the participating exhibitors as well as those who visited the show for making this second edition of YFA extremely successful. The 2016 edition saw participation of 148 exhibitors as against 100 in 2015. The show was visited by 8,598 buyers, up by 15 percent compared to those came in 2015, which is a considerable high number at a time, when there is a currency crunch," the organizer duo of Abhishek Sharma and Ankur Goel said.
"As in the earlier edition, this time too, we have noted all the observations made by exhibitors and visitors and will implement them in the 2017 edition, to make participation of exhibitors and visits of buyers more successful. We look forward to welcoming back all participating exhibitors and the buyers for the YFA 2017 show too," they stated.
For more information please visit http://yfatradeshow.com
Trade show contacts:
Mr. Abhishek Sharma
Mr. Ankur Goel