Record Number Of Exhibitors Attend Interstoff Asia

Interstoff Asia Spring 2001 brought a record number of exhibitors to the Hong Kong
ConventionandExhibition Centre to show their garment fabrics and accessories for Spring/Summer
2002. Sponsored by Messe Frankfurt (H.K.) Ltd., the exhibition attracted 9,035 buyers from 67
countries to view products offered by 333 companies from 18 countries, primarily from Asia, Europe
and the United States.Exhibitors from China numbered 78, representing 23 percent of the total. Hong
Kong companies accounted for 15 percent, and the remaining Asian countries totalled 55
percent.International visitors accounted for 28 percent of registrants and came mostly from China,
Taiwan, Korea and the United States.Among the products shown, there was a prevalence of bonded
fabrics and artificial suedes and furs. Products were shown both in the exhibitors’ displays and at
the Trend Forum, where fabric samples illustrated the quality-of-life themes of “Act,” “Recycle,”
Be Happy,” and “Have Fun.”A series of informational seminars covered topics related to design and
trend, marketing information and marketing strategy, and manufacturing technology. Seminar
presenters included Carlin International, France; Corporate Solution, Germany; Korea Textile
Converters Association, Korea; Elementi Moda S.r.l., Italy; Franzoni Filati, Italy; Stork, United
States; and Lectra Systemes, Hong Kong.The Hong Kong Textile Print Design Competition 2001 was
launched at the show with the aim of encouraging young local designers in the field of textile
print design. The competition was sponsored by Messe Frankfurt.

May 2001