Origin Africa 2015, an event to boost African textile industry to be held in Addis Ababa

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-02-20 10:00:00 – Ethiopia

ORIGIN AFRICA 2015 is both an event and an on-going effort dedicated to improving African Cotton, Textile and Apparel trade. The event is profiled to raise the awareness of Africa as a place to do business, sourcing destination, changing perceptions, and to make the value chain in the continent more visible as a source of supply of cotton, textile and apparel products for the domestic, regional and international buyers.

The event is being organized by the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) together with International event organizers Trade & Fairs East Africa (TFEA) and in Partnership with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH).

The 3 day event will encompass a Trade Exhibition, Conference, B2B Meetings and a Fashion Designer exposition. Being an integral part of the expo, the Exhibition shall have a section for cotton fiber, textile & export ready apparel industries, machinery & technology, Home textile & décor and a brand new beauty section.

Special B2B meetings will be organized for buyers to meet procurement officers whereby they set their own needs and topics, while investors will have meeting set at their offices to discuss both local and foreign investments.

The conference will have keynote speakers discussing topics that emphasis on the buyers & investors interest: Financial Institution packages for investment development; the manufacturer’s challenges, involvement of Government support and the role of Associations.

The 2014 Origin Africa event was a high profile, international event with more than 400 participants from 11 countries participating, including 15 regional and international buyers, with strong representation from across the cotton, textile and apparel value chain. And the organizers plan for an even bigger and better display this year with over 200 exhibitors and 1500 participants targeted from: Cotton, Fiber, Yarn & Textiles, Apparel & Fashion, Home Textiles & Décor, Gifts and Accessories sectors; Support Agencies; Investment Agencies; Export Agencies; Textile Machinery/Technology Suppliers; leather and leather goods; Beauty items, Cosmetics and Treatments; International Investment delegation; Financial Intuitions; National Delegations; and Country Pavilions.

ORIGIN AFRICA 2015, set to take place from the 21st – 23rd October 2015 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will host the Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW) 2015.

The ASFW 2015 will be the largest Pan-African event cotton, textile & apparel event in the region and is profiled to raise awareness of Africa as a place to do business and as a sourcing destination. The event highlights the creativity and innovation of the African cotton, textile and clothing industries, with a specific focus on business, trade and investment both regionally and internationally while capturing the spirit, style and innovation of modern Africa.

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