The World Apparel Market is set to take place in Belgium next month with exhibitors travelling from as far away as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Tunisia, Mexico, Singapore and Romania.

The show aims to attract sourcing and product directors from across Europe, and will act as an opportunity for multiple retailers, mail order businesses and brands to track down new suppliers.

Two hundred exhibitors are expected at the event, which is being held at the Brussels Exhibition Centre in Place Belgium, Brussels, on 3-5 April.

Organiser Emap Fashion expects between 1500 and 2000 visitors. Deputy managing director of Emap Fashion, Neshat Ahmed said: "World Apparel Market will provide own-label retailers with a one stop shop to source potential new production units in a central and convenient European location. The location of World Apparel Market in Brussels makes it ideal for retailers in France, Germany and Britain to access the event".

A Global Sourcing Summit is being held alongside World Apparel Market on 4th April. This one day event will address the challenges faced by European retailers and manufacturers and will pinpoint how to predict changing market trends, tackle ethical issues and create best practice in all areas of supply chain management.

World Apparel Market is backed by the International Apparel Federation, the trade association for clothing manufacturers. IAF honorary treasurer Jimmie Lewis said: "We support World Apparel Market because it will provide many of our manufacturing members with a perfect showcase and, being under one roof, will satisfy one of the main requirements of the retail buyers".

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