Conducted over two days against the scenic ambience of Goa, the event far surpassed expectations of all those present-whether exhibitor, brand, or manufacturer. Aside from the industry itself, the show was honored with the presence of many other dignitaries. The event was inaugurated by Goa Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar, who lit the symbolic lamp on the pleasant morning of the 23rd August 2013, thus setting the events in motion. As the day progressed , the event was visited many more prominent figures, including the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar and National Secretary of BJP, Smt Arti Mehra, who were spotted at the Gala Dinner, exchanging views and opinions with the industry titans present.
Commenting on the success of the 2nd edition of India’s largest sourcing fair in this industrial segment, Yusuf Dohadwala, CEO of IAAI said, “IAAI has once again proved its commitment towards the industry’s growth. Galleria Intima has pushed many boundaries in its second round and has given the industry new scope. Over 4 billion rupees worth of business was transacted over these two days”
Galleria Intima attracted a commendable 1200 visitors, out of which 850 were intimate apparel manufacturers over these two days. Many prominent buying houses from India and abroad were also seen at the show.
The day began with the unveiling of the White Paper by knowledge partner Wazir Advisors providing new direction and insight into a number of aspects of the intimate apparel industry with extensive research that methodically analyzed the growth structures and trends prevailing in the Indian market. The session also investigated the potential of the industry in definite statistical terms, projecting an expected growth rate of 15% in the next 7 years.
The event’s highlights included a 2 day seminar by Carlin International, a French trend forecasting company on the coming season’s trends and brand building.
Panel discussions spurred fabulous discussion on the growing strength of the intimate apparel segment in the market today with famous entities like Mr. Shekar Tewari of Hanes, Mr. Ajay Amalean of Amante, Mr. Sunil Pathare of VIP and Mr. Sumir Hinduja of Enamor among the panelists. The topics that gripped the audiences’ attention were ‘Growth Paradigm for Intimate-wear Manufacturing in India over the Next Decade’ and ‘Evolution of Indian Intimate-wear Market’.
Ashok Reddy of Lovable Lingerie, one of the major brands in the industry remarked, “Having attended the show last year as well, I can see the monumental progress that has been made in the entire Indian intimate apparel industry. The strength and response this event has received this year leaves no doubt in my mind about the kind of advancement I am expecting in the industry in the next 5 years. The future looks bright.”
Of the same vein, Rakesh Grover, president of the IAAI was of the opinion that the two days ‘flew past’ in Goa. “The show was attended by 4 representatives from our organization but still we fell short in terms of managing to do justice to all the workshops and discussions. Indeed it was an affair that brought together some of the greatest minds of the industry in connection with some of the most valuable expertise of our international visitors.”
Exhibitor List included:
Alok Industries Ltd (India), ALT (India), Ampio Industries (India), Arrow Textiles Ltd. (India), Asmeeta Infratech Limited(India)
Intimates (Sri Lanka), Sachinam Fabrics Pvt. Ltd. (India), Sahiba Limted (India), Screen Art & Graphics (India), Shree Ginger Enterprises Ltd. (India), Silueta (Sri Lanka), Strategic industries (India), Stretchline (Sri Lanka), SVG Fashions (India), Textprint (Sri Lanka), Triscel (Sri Lanka), Trylo Industries (India), Tukatech Asia (USA), Twenty First Century Textiles (India),Vanity Exports (Thailand), Yili Asia Limited (China)
Visitor List included:
Aaina, Active Sports, Agathe Paris,Alies, Amante, Amul Innerwear, Antra, Areena, Avirate, Avon Brassieres, Ballet, Biara, Bodycare, Bodycare Kids, Bodyline, Bongio, Bonjour, Buttercups, Calibra, Care In, City Girl, Comfort Fashions, Daisy Dee, Decent Lingerie, Dermawear, Dixcy, Dollar Big Boss, Dreams Lingerie, Enamor, Eves Apparel, Extralife, Feelings, Floret, Freestyle, Frenchie, Gemini, Gottex Swimwear, Groversons, Paris Beauty, Hanes, Honesty, Hemati, Honeydew, Hot Lips, In Care Lingerie, Intimacy, Intimate Fashions, Jigna, Jockey, Juliet, Kalyani, Kashish Creations, Kothari Hosiery, KURVZ, Lady Care, Lady Love, Lady Lyka, Laika, Lango, Libertina, libra, Linea Fashions, Little Lacy, Lobster, Lovable, Lovino Foam, LUX, Lycot, Laiden Beauty, Madmax, Menit, Minal Fashions, Miss T, Maya, MYBRA, Nagina, Natural, Neva, Omtex, ONN, Padmavati Apparels, Paree Designer Lingerie, Peri Peri, Piccion, Poems, Pretty Secrets, Prithvi Innerwear, Private Lives, Purplepanda Retails, Proteens, Red Rose, Redantic, Reverie, Rupa, Sakshi Lingerie, Salient, Scan, Sankavi, Shanta Innerwear, Sherry Lingerie, Skin Value, Sleeping Story, Smarty, Softwear, Sohini Lingerie, Soie, Sona, Sonari, Sparsh, Spring Lingerie, Stafy, Sufi Lingerie, Sukanya, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Heart, Sympathy Babywear, Teleno, Tipsy, Topline, Touche, Triumph, Trylo, TT Limited, Tulip, Ultimate Choice, UNIMODA, Vason Lingerie, Velvet, VIP, Wintex, Yehbi, Yoke Lingerie