Following a two-year hiatus, the Home Textile and Accessories Fair (Hometex) is set for a five-day run at the Istanbul Expo Center in Turkey starting May 17.
With an exhibition area of 200,000 square meters in 11 expo halls, Hometex will feature national and international manufacturers of sleeping linen, curtains, towels, blankets, carpets, upholstery fabrics and other home textiles, as well as contract solutions and accessories.
The expo will showcase textile products from numerous countries, including Turkey, France, Italy, India, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain and the U.S. The fair also boasts a diverse range of participants, including importers and exporters, wholesalers, suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, interior architects and decorators.
“We invite all home textile manufacturers to attend the event, which represents one of the most significant expositions of the sector,” said İbrahim Burkay, president of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Turkey’s largest.
Organizers noted that the exhibition, known for its wide product profile and exhibitor network, draws visitors and vendors from Europe, the Gulf countries, Middle East and Africa. It offers opportunities to directly introduce trending products and technologies that emphasize innovation and design to a target audience, and to conduct market research, customer analysis and expand the business network.
The event will also feature a dedicated Trend Area, where the latest home-textile trends will be showcased, and seminars where local and international trendsetters and designers who are experts in the home textile industry will discuss current developments and technologies.
“Global industry leaders have expressed their eagerness to take part,” Hasan Huseyin Bayram, president of the Turkish Home-Textile Industrialists and Business People Association (TETSIAD), said.
Bayram said Hometex will be held under the motto “Stronger and More Inclusive,” and aims to have “profound implications for the home-textile sector globally and foster lucrative economic ties between participants.”
Hometex is organized by TETSIAD and the Global Fair Agency Inc. at the Istanbul Expo Center in the Yesilkoy area of Istabul.