France is to stage its first fair exclusively devoted to corporate clothing and workwear.

The SIVP event will take place at the Porte de Versailles complex from 25-27 March 2003. Bookings already made indicate that this will not be a solely French exhibition, with companies from l5 countries showing an interest in taking part. 60 per cent of the space available - some 4,000 square metres - has already been allotted.

In addition to static displays, the organisers say they will be running fashion shows illustrating the latest trends in workwear, protective clothing and promotional garments.

By Sonia Roberts.