apparel fair invites Sri Lanka
Mirror - Sunday, January 26, 2003
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The Sri Lankan apparel exporters have got an excellent
opportunity to participate at the world's largest
apparel trade event ' Magic International' for
the first time, its representative Hiran Jayasinghe
He said that the comprehensive apparel event
is held in Las Vegas, USA and is attended by
over 85,000 buyers from 110 countries and over
3,000 exhibitors participate in this event,
from February 18 to 21st, 2003.
'Magic International' started in 1933 and is
held twice a year. This is the first time Sri
Lankans are taking part, he said.
Jayasinghe has been able to reserve 15 booths
for Sri Lanka after promoting the country since
Sri Lanka would also have a pavilion in the
neighbourhood of the exhibition for other industries
related to apparel and fashion.
He added that China has secured 145 booths, India
48 and Bangladesh 14.
is an ideal opportunity for local government exporters
because only buyers and the top management of
the companies are represented at this event and
also over 90 per cent of buyers who visit the
event are looking for new overseas suppliers,
He said that with the abolition of the quota
system at the end of 2004, an estimated 40 per
cent of employees in the garment sector will lose
their jobs unless new buyers are found.
Mr. Jayasinghe also said that the American Embassy
too, is promoting people to visit the magic international.