TWICE A YEAR – IMPORTANCE DOUBLES: THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TEXTILE AND FASHION INDUSTRY OF UZBEKISTAN WILL BE HELD IN 2021 IN SPRING AND AUTUMN
The current year has turned out to be quite problematic: all over the world, foreign trade has been declining, supply chains have been broken, and new investment projects have been suspended. The scheduled and long-awaited meetings in Tashkent at the UzTextile Expo’2020 were postponed, but the time has come to resume business, meet –in person, and discuss further prospects for cooperation with partners from Central Asia.
The Organizing Committee of the International Exhibition of Textile and Fashion industry of Uzbekistan decided to hold UzTextile Expo in 2021 in Spring, April 13-15 and in Autumn, September 8-10 to demonstrate spring-summer and autumn-winter collections of textile products, accessories, and clothing.
The Exhibition is the most important business platform to demonstrate the achievements of the domestic textile, garment, and knitwear industry, advanced developments, and technologies, current trends in the production of clothing and textile products. The international event will once again acquaint with the achievements and innovations of Central Asian and world leaders along the entire technological chain – from yarn to ready-to-wear and accessories.
A wide range of products from Uzbek cotton will be presented. More than 100 domestic manufacturers are expected to take part in the exhibition, ranging from flagships and cotton & textile agro-clusters to a special area for small businesses to fully meet the needs of the most demanding customers and buyers. Companies from Russia, Belarus, Turkey, China, and other countries will also be represented.
Leading European and Asian manufacturers, retail chains, wholesalers, and retailers are already planning to visit UzTextileExpo Spring’21, ready to place sourcing orders in Uzbekistan. There is a Special Buyer’s program carried out in order to create conditions for them to work as efficiently and comfortably as possible at the exhibition. Throughout the years of the program implementation, more than 300 large buyers from Germany, Turkey, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other countries have taken part in its work.
For many years this exhibition has been the main place for meeting manufacturers and getting acquainted with the latest industry innovations.
In 2021, a record number of exhibitors and visitors are expected to take part in the spring and autumn exhibition events, as well as many new products, fruitful negotiations, and new business partners.
Traditionally an extensive business program is planned alongside, including holding the next edition of Uzbekistan Textile Conference, fashion shows from domestic and foreign designers, B2B, B2C, B2G meetings, and other events for industry professionals.
COUNTRY AND INDUSTRY IN BRIEF
• 5th place in the world for cotton production
• 100% of raw materials are processed domestically
• More than 7000 enterprises, of which about 2000 exporters
• Employment of 360,000 people, an increase of about 15 thousand new jobs annually
• The share of the industry in GDP reaches more than 4%
• Export of products – about $ 3 bln. per year
• One of the few industries growing during the pandemic