20 - 22 November 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

Now owned by Messe Frankfurt

Over the past nineteen years, ATF has become the premier sourcing event on the African Continent bringing together international suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and buyers all under one roof. From 2018, this event will be organised by Messe Frankfurt, the third largest trade fair company in the world with operations in over 50 countries and the global leader in textile fairs. Messe Frankfurt organises over 134 trade fairs around the world with over 90,000 exhibitors and roughly 3.5m visitors.

The main objective of ATF is to offer foreign manufacturers as well as local importers and service providers in these industries the opportunity to meet Southern African buyers’. More than 200 exhibitors from 10 different countries will be represented at this highly focused trade event. This international platform offers a wide product range covering the entire textile spectrum. From casual apparel to functional fabrics, kids wear, latest trends and formal clothing, attendees discover textiles of innovative structure, material mixes and colour palettes.

Why Exhibit

• Network and make contact with new potential buyers
• Re-inforce business with existing customers
• Meet local agents and buyers looking for new suppliers
• Explore business opportunities in Southern Africa
• Research and compare pricing during the event
• Interact with other industry professionals and media
• The Event provides a one-stop-shop for sourcing executives to view products and services from around the world

The Visitors

Chain Stores – Sourcing Heads, Buyers, Merchandisers, Technologists
Independent Retailers, Fashion Boutiques, Mini-Chains, Sports Retailers – Owners, Buyers, Merchandisers, Designers
Manufacturers – CEO’s, Managing Directors, Fabric and Trim Buyers, Production/Factory Managers
Agents, Importers, Distributors and Wholesalers

Buyer Focus

To attract even more quality people to the show, we encourage exhibitors to participate in the complimentary VIP Buyer Invitation campaign. We will invite your top 100 customers or prospects on your behalf to come and enjoy a mouth watering breakfast in the Hall on one of the show days. We will also email each person a week prior to the show to remind them to visit your stand.

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