Within the scope of the procurement delegations coordinated in partnership with BTSO and UTIB and the works of KFA Fair Organisation More than 1,000 qualified foreign buyers from 70 countries, mainly from Europe and the Middle East, held business meetings with the companies. Organised in 4 halls on a total area of 10 thousand square metres, the fair also provided the opportunity for participants to discover the latest innovations in the sector with seminars held with trend areas. A total of 8,000 local and foreign business professionals visited the fair where the heart of the sector beats during the 3 days.
İbrahim Burkay, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BTSO, said that they left behind one more fair organisation in 2023 within the scope of their efforts for the export-oriented growth of the Bursa business world. Burkay stated that they hosted industry professionals from different geographies of the world in Bursa at the Bursa Textile Show Fair after the Junioshow Fair, which was visited by buyers from nearly 80 countries in January. He noted that they brought together the purchasing committees, which included the important players of the sector, from the USA to Japan, from India to Spain, from Russia to Jordan, with the representatives of the business world at the fair.
İbrahim Burkay said, "We have completed the ninth Bursa Textile Show with the strong cooperation of the stakeholders and the devoted approach of our textile sector representatives. Bursa is an important centre in the international arena with its quality production and design in the textile and fabric sector. We want to strengthen the competitiveness of our city in the sector. The fair also has a different meaning for us this year. As a country, we experienced two major earthquake disasters centred in Kahramanmaraş in February. We will use the income of our fair, which we organise with the consciousness of charity and solidarity, to meet the needs in the earthquake region. At this point, I would like to thank all our companies for their support and sacrifices in this difficult process."
UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin stated that international quality fairs have a great impact on the fact that Turkish textile is in a leading position in world trends and said, "Bursa Textile Show Fair, which we held for the 9th time in Bursa, where all stages of the supply chain take place, contributed to the strengthening of the export momentum of the sector in this sense. Within the scope of the fair, in our 'Turkish Textile Network (TTN) Natureverse Reflect Vol.2' event, we presented the clothes produced entirely by TTN member companies at every stage from yarn to fabric, from design to finished product, to the appreciation of qualified domestic and foreign buyers. It is also pleasing that this point is the centre of attention. Within the scope of the Ecological Textiles Development of International Competitiveness Project, the B2B meetings held by the group member companies with the foreign procurement delegation resulted in important collaborations and opened the door to new markets. Bursa Textile Show, where sector representatives and foreign business professionals came together, has become an organisation above the country standards.
At a moment when we are recovering from the earthquake wounds, it is also very important that the income generated here is transferred to the region. While we are going through a difficult period as a country, we have increased our motivation by showing that Turkish textile, ready-to-wear and apparel are really strong." Bursa Textile Show will be held on 5-7 September 2023.
İsmail Kuş, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of BTSO, said that fair organisations contribute not only to the export targets of the companies but also to the commercial life of the city. İsmail Kuş emphasised that Bursa Textile Show, which welcomed its visitors with its new concept in its new location this year, will open its doors for the second time between 5-7 September 2023 and said, "Bursa Textile Show, one of the most important meetings of the textile industry in Turkey, is growing day by day. Our goal is to ensure that our sector shows its experience in value-added production more in export markets. We will continue our work on this path."