RESULTS OF TEXTILEGPROM. AUTUMN 2023
The 60th Anniversary Federal Trade Fair for Textile and Light Industry Goods and Equipment «TEXTILLEGPROM», hosted at VDNKh from September 19 to 22, 2023 which for many years has been pleasing industry professionals with an interesting, well-thought-out exposition, a high level of exhibitors, and a creative conceptual approach to events’ organizing. During its existence, the TEXTILLEGPROM Fair has established itself as a reliable partner, the competence and professionalism of its team this season has once again been confirmed by the entry list, as well as the interest of visitors from various regions of Russia and foreign countries.
More than 280 exhibitors took part in the Fair. During the four days of the Fair, about 19,000 people from 85 regions of Russia and 40 countries of the world visited it.
Visitors noted a familiar and understandable format for the audience, an interesting business program, the absence of random exhibitors and convenient timing of the event among the significant advantages of TEXTILLEGPROM compared to other exhibitions this season. The main object of attention of the organizers was and remains domestic participants. The credo and mission of TEXTILLEGPROM for 30 years has been assistance to national business, which is more relevant today than ever and corresponds to the Russian Government’s policy on import substitution. Not wanting to chase the trend of this fall and to fill the entire space with booths of Chinese companies that have poured in large numbers into our market, TEXTILLEGPROM has maintained an adequate ratio of the representation of companies from Russia and China, choosing in favor of proven and reliable exhibitors which we were sure of the high quality of products and services.
This fall, the 55th pavilion of VDNKh was fully occupied by the exhibition of the salon of "TEXTILLEGMASH", which aroused record interest among Fair visitors. The need of domestic light industry enterprises for modern equipment is so great that for many of the samples presented, contracts for their purchase were already concluded at the Fair. Among the participants of the Salon were GERAN Lux, Welles Group, Knit Group, Importmash, Intermicro, Promexpert, Smart-T, Sporttex, Textima, Transmetal, Shveymash Firm, Printex Russia and other prominent suppliers and manufacturers.
There are exhibitions of 4 Salons of the Fair on two floors of the 57th Pavilion of VDNKh:
- Salon of "TECHNIСAL TEXTILE AND RAW MATERIALS SALON". Belneftekhim-Ros, Vostokkhimvolokno, Grenia, Kolori, Komitex, Mogilevkhimvolokno, Nortex, Svetlogorskkhimvolokno, Traverse, Cemess, Emirson Global, Kimia Polyester Qom Co., Kimtex, etc are among the participants. Salon’s move to the 57th pavilion perfectly optimized the overall exhibition of fabrics and materials - their entire range was located in one Pavilion. In turn, this was assessed extremely positively by Fair visitors.
- Salon of "APPAREL TEXTILE SALON" presented the products of A2 Labels, Arnitex, Volentex, Galapolygraph, Ladies’ Happiness, Eurasia - Silk Road, Evronit, Ivanovo Melange Plant, Zippolis, Intai Textile, Molniya Spb, Sura-tex, Salyut Printing Factory, Fi-tex, KTWorld LTD, etc.
- Salon of "KNITTED FABRICS", where visitors were greeted by the stands of the companies: Maria-2017, Has Orme Tekstil, Most Fashion, Ozsar Tekstil, Ozsaf Tekstil, Rutkani, Sarteks Orme Kumas Tekstil, Sartik, Senova Tekstil, etc.
- Salon of "HOME TEXTILES" presented the products of Bakhmal, VALTERYTEXTILE, Vyshnevolotsky KhBK, Lenta Mogilev, Mogotex, Textile company Russian House, NT Holding Home Textile, Osiyo Home Tex, Parisa Home TM, Sam Rafoat Tekstil LLC, VLADI home, etc.
- For the first time, the 33rd Pavilion of VDNKh, which housed the exposition of the Salon of "GARMENT AND ACCESSORIES", was involved in the TEXTILLEGPROM exposition. Where Giuliano Romano, Morgan Mills, Mustang Trade, Uzcotton, Shveika, Apparez, Calzini and other manufacturers took part. Based on the results of the Salon, it was recognized as successful by both visitors and participants of the Fair.
The Business Program was also organized in a format – familiar and understandable to visitors. Traditionally, it began with a plenary session on the most pressing topic – Development of textile and light industry in modern conditions. The speakers shared their points of view on what is the current paradigm for the development of the domestic light industry, what has happened over the year, and at what is current point in industry development.
The Business Program of the first day of the Fair was continued by the discussion session “Ivanovo Region: Textile Traditions and Innovations”. Evgeny Rumyantsev – the moderator of the session, Rector of Ivanovo State Polytechnic University, when opening the event, quite rightly noted that in this audience there are hardly any people who do not know about the more than 300-year history of Ivanovo textiles and the development of this region as the most famous textile cluster. During the session, the speakers told what new things had happened recently on Ivanovo land, what new industries had arisen, and what difficulties they had to face.
The Business Program of the first day of the exhibition concluded with the workshop: “Digital printing on fabric. New business model”, which was held by Elena Letyagina, commercial director of the Solstudio Industry textile printing factory.
The topic of regional development and creation of production clusters was continued on the second day of the Business Program. In addition, during all the events of the second day, “non-format” solutions and non-standard developments were presented. The second day was opened by the conference “Prospects for the development of light industry: the Orenburg cluster”, organized under the auspices of TEXTILLEGPROM’s long-time good partner - the Light Industry. Courier. Magazine. The participants discussed the business potential of the Orenburg region, where, unlike Ivanovo with its fairly well-developed cluster infrastructure, there is a developed oil and gas, metallurgical, chemical, and mining industry, and these industries determine the economic potential of the region.
On the second day of the exhibition, the Business Program includes a dialogue between representatives of the light industry and chemists. The expert session “Innovations of the chemical industry for the light industry” began with a brief overview of the chemical market for the light industry, which was presented by Irina Vendilo, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Chemists, General Director of the Roskhimreaktiv Association.
The final event of the second day of the Business Program of the TEXTILLEGPROM Fair was the master class “Clothing production of the future: seamless technologies”. It was conducted by the founder of the SportTex company, Igor Kim, demonstrating the advantages of seamless technologies in the production of clothing.
By tradition, the third day of the TEXTILLEGPROM Business Program is dedicated to beginning designers, constructors, technologists, start-ups - all those who dare to connect their careers with the world of fashion, design, production of clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Business Program began with a round table “Startups in the light industry and fashion industry: viability and potential!”, organized under the auspices of another long-time partner of the exhibition - Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin.
At the end of the Round Table, the organizers of the TEXTILLEGPROM Fair made an announcement that the winner of the Admiralty Needle competition for young designers will be given a free stand at the next, 61st TEXTILLEGPROM, which will be held in Moscow in February-March 2024.
The Business Program was continued by the seminar “How to choose the positioning of a fashion brand and target audience in order to sell more?”, which was conducted by clothing designer Ksenia Katysheva and business consultant on sales management and strategic development Daniya Tkacheva.
The main part of the Business Program of the TEXTILLEGPROM was held over three days, but seminars, consultations and master classes at the stand of the Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin were held all four days of the exhibition.
As the Business Program showed, many topics require continued discussion. Speakers spoke about this repeatedly during almost every event. Also, during the discussions, new topics emerged, which are planned to be discussed at the Business Program of the 61st Federal Trade Fair of Goods and Equipment for the Textile and Light Industry TEXTILLEGPROM from February 27 to March 1, 2024 at the Crocus Expo IEC.