Galleria Intima, the intimatewear sourcing show, will hold its 4th edition in New Delhi on August 26-27 , at Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event is expected to host participation from over 80 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors.
While the event will see participation from all product categories, the majority of the focus of this year’s event will be on OEMs, private label manufacturers and packaging companies. Through this annual gathering, the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI) hopes to realise the potential of these categories of the intimate apparel sector and bring about greater collaboration, utilisation of resources and global recognition between these industry stakeholders and the topmost partners in the manufacture-supply chain, the brands and buyers.
An initiative of India’s apex body, the show had a humble beginning with only about 32 exhibitors in 2012 and expanded to attract over 60 exhibitors that included countries like China, Bangladesh, Thailand, Italy, France, USA and Turkey, to name a few at the last edition. Besides a strong showing by exhibitors, the third edition also witnessed a visitor footfall of about 855, which included about 500 brands from India alone besides first-time and regular trade visitors and buyers.
Additionally, as India opens up its manufacturing sector under the aegis of PM Narendra Modi and his ‘Make In India’ policy, over the years Galleria Intima sees itself as taking on a more decisive role in being the impetus that makes the manufacturing dream in the intimate wear market a reality.
Besides bringing together the brands, manufacturing and supplier community and representatives as well as key decision-makers from across all segments of the industry, the platform offers every participant concerned an avenue to experience enhanced and superior business prospect while exchanging ideas and know-how including updates on technology and analysis of global trends and data. The two-day show will also include educational workshops and seminars as well as white paper presentations by seasoned industry insiders and professional from India and abroad.
“The objective of the trade show is to showcase the best that the country has got to offer while enabling international suppliers to gain a foothold in the Indian intimate wear market. The reasons behind the rise in visitor footfall and participation are not difficult to fathom. Galleria Intima provides the industry stakeholders, manufacturers, decision-makers and big-wigs a common platform to meet and network under one roof,” says Yusuf Dohadwala, CEO, IAAI.