Ifexpo Apparel and Fabric Fair to be organized in cooperation with TÜYAP and the Fashion and Apparel Federation was introduced to the press in Izmir. The meeting, hosted by TÜYAP and the Fashion and Apparel Federation, was attended by the chairmans of the federation’s member associations and their members. In addition, TÜYAP Chairman Bülent Ünal made a presentation at the meeting on the current status of the country for the fair industry and the TÜYAP Fair Organization.
In his opening speech for the meeting, Hüseyin Öztürk, Chairman of the Fashion and Apparel Federation expressed that Turkey has a 3.4% share in the global apparel production, ranking 7th. he said in seventh. Öztürk said, “For a long time, there was no fair in the apparels industry.
We realized that this was a big deficiency for us. Last year, we decided to start working to organize an exhibition. We wanted to incldue the footwear and handbag industries in the event.
We conducted various researches to find out what we can do to promote our country. As a result, Ifexpo came out. I want our project to be successful. I hope that at the end of this event, TÜYAP will be satisfied with our work so we can consider ourselves successful.”
WE INTEND TO FURTHER OUR INDUSTRY
TÜYAP Chairman Bülent Ünal gave information on the apparel and fair industries. Noting that they set off with two basic objectives, Ünal said they want to sustain Turkey’s exports and further it on a global scale. Reminding that the volatility in the USD is affecting the exports, Ünal said that “It doesn’t seem likely to make headway and plot a future with monetary games. We must strive to change this course by putting together our efforts and opportunities. Today there are 31,000 fair events in the world. These events also have 44.5 million participants. TÜYAP completed its 40th anniversary this year. We serve about 18,000 participants and host 5 million visitors in our events every year. We have served 300,000 companies in 40 years and organized over 800,000 exhibitions. We intend to further our industry by putting forward our experience from the past.”