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2 - 4 June 2020 Cape Town International Convention Centre Interested in exhibiting

International Apparel, Textile and Footwear trade exhibition

This international trade exhibition offers a wide product range covering the entire textile spectrum. From casual apparel to functional fabrics attendees will discover textiles of innovative structure.

What to expect at ATF Expo 2019

Fashion shows

Fashion Shows

Connecting fashion designers to buyers at ATF Expo, this is where the latest international retail fashion trends are showcased. Promoting a comprehensive display of exhibitor products which are illuminated on the ATF catwalk. This new custom set and stage, with a large LED screen as a backdrop, will provide the ideal platform to present eye-opening fashion shows.


Trend Workshops

Featuring high-quality workshops by leading industry expert speakers, the free-to-attend, 3-day workshop and seminar programme is the ideal platform to stay up-to-date with the latest trends while networking, engaging and growing your industry footprint.



This 3000 square meter, international trade exhibition offers a wide product range covering the entire textile spectrum. More than 150 exhibitors from 10 different countries are represented at this highly focused trade event. From casual apparel to functional fabrics, kids wear, latest trends and formal clothing, attendees discover textiles of innovative structure, material mixes and colour palettes.

B2B meeting

B2B Matchmaking Meeting

Our state-of-the-art business-to-business matchmaking meetings provides a networking platform for exhibitors to meet visitors. The high-quality business meetings improve your experience and help build meaningful relationships with international suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and buyers.

Some of the 2019 industry experts

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Adine Gericke

Lecturer and Coordinator:  Programme in Textile and Polymer Science - University Of Stellenbosch

Adine Gericke is a lecturer in Textile Science at the University of Stellenbosch, one of the leading tertiary institutions in South Africa. She obtained her MSc at the same university in 2001.  In 2003 she was responsible for the founding and development of the degree in Textile and Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at the University of Stellenbosch (the first in SA) and has been heading the programme since then.

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Alex Harris

Consultant - Africa Fashion International

Alex Harris, a CPUT graduate in marketing, previously worked for Woolworths for slightly more than 10 years. After which, he joined Foschini (which is part of The Foschini Group) and spent the next 20 years with the group. In his capacity of General Manager he was responsible for Foschini and Donna Claire Merchandise divisions. 

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Jackie May

Founder - Twyg

Jackie May has worked in big and medium-sized mainstream media organisations in London and South Africa for more than 25 years. Eighteen months ago, she founded Twyg, a digital media platform created to inspire sustainable living. She is passionate about doing whatever she can to grow the battered local clothing and textile industry into a vibrant hub of ethical and sustainable manufacturing. Prior to launching Twyg, Jackie edited the South African edition of the international women’s fashion magazine, Marie Cla

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Dr. James Winkler

Chief of Party - USAID Southern Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Dr. James Winkler is the Chief of Party of the USAID Southern Africa Trade & Investment Hub (the Hub), a $73 million contract to increase investment and two-way trade in the region implemented by DAI.  To date, the Hub has supported over $55 million in exports to the U.S. under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act and other markets, and facilitated $163 million in investment and finance, supporting agribusiness, financial services, apparel and textiles, fast moving consumer goods, and other industries.

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Geerish Bucktowonsing

Head - Manufacturing (Traditional) - Investment & Trade Development, Economic Development Board, Mauritius

Geerish Bucktowonsing is the Head of the Manufacturing Traditional sector of Economic Development Board Mauritius, the National Institution that has the mandate to promote Trade, Business and Investment amongst others. He oversees the traditional manufacturing sector that comprises of key industries amongst Textile & Apparel, Sugar, Seafood and Rum & Spirits.

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Constantin von Vieregge CEO of Messe Frankfurt South Africa

"Messe Frankfurt is the global leader in trade fairs for the textile industry. As such, Source Africa is a perfect fit to our current portfolio. Supported by the strength of the Texpertise Network, we believe we possess the resources, skills and experience to create a global exchange platform for visitors and exhibitors."

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