The country’s garment and leather goods industries take center stage at the 1st Philippine Garment and Leather Goods Industries and Fabric Expo set on August 23-26, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The Expo hopes to gather manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and stakeholders to bolster the huge potential of these the garments, leather goods and fabric for export.
En dorsed by the Philippine Board of Investment (BOI) and the Confederation of Wearables Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP), the expo will showcase leather tannery, leather and leather goods machinery, as well as leather goods design and computer-aided tools and software.
Over USD1.2 billion worth of garments, textile, footwear, and leather goods were exported in 2016, according to data from the Board of Investments, a proof of the Philippines’ bullish prospects in this sector. The market demand of clothing in the Philippines is forecasted to be $11.9 billion for 2018.
The expo is organized by CP Exhibition LTD, a company that was established in Hong Kong in 1976 and has representative offices in Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA and Vietnam. CP Exhibition has organized trade exhibitions in different areas such as Textile/Garment/Fabric, Aviation, Transport, Railway/Subway, Oil/Gas, Coal, Electricity, and others.
Among foreign companies participating in the expo are Mahmood Textile Mills, Ltd. from Pakistan, Manders B.V. (Italy), Hashima Vietnam Co., Ltd (Vietnam), Gaitonde Leathers & Accessories Pvt., Ltd (India), Shanghai Mayhew Exhibition Co., Ltd (China), Tae Sin I & T (Korea), and DKY Machinery Co Ltd,, Taiwan Gui Chun Co., Ltd., Tuntex Inc. and DKY Machinery Co Ltd. from Taiwan.
From the Philippines, companies include Kimura Chaves Enterprise, Mohist Group Phils Co., Fedchem Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc., Golden Island Fashion Accessories, D & A Industries, Co., Ltd., and Armena Embroideries.
Co-organized by Philippine Exhibition and Trade Corporation (PETCO), the garment and leather expo will also feature fabrics & garment accessories, garment machinery and parts, textile machinery, non-woven machinery, dye machine and chemicals, as well as exhibits on Industry 4.0 or Factory Automation, Quality Control, Design and Computer-aided Tools and Software.