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Source Africa 2017

Published: 20th Mar 2017
Author: Deidre Harte; LTE

Large African delegations to exhibit at South Africa's Footwear, Textile & Apparel Sourcing Trade Event in May

Cape Town (SA) – Source Africa, the world-class sourcing event that supports the growth and development of business, trade and economic opportunities in Africa, will take place on 24 & 25 May at the CTICC in Cape Town.  More than 1,500 professional decision makers will convene at the CTICC to showcase their latest ranges, products and services. The event will feature over 180 exhibitors interested in growing their exports. Countries represented already include South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, West Africa, USA, UK, Germany, Lithuania, Turkey, India to mention a few.

        Source Africa will bring together footwear, textile, garment and fashion accessory manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and services providers in one integrated event, enabling International and African buyers to view and explore an extensive array of products and services.

          Enterprise Mauritius (EM) will lead a major delegation of 30 enterprises. The main objective behind their participation is to maintain their visibility as the ‘Preferred Next Door Partner’ and to boost exports to South Africa.

          Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) will also be showcasing the best Lesotho has to offer. A Lesotho Apparel Buyer’s Summit is planned prior to Source Africa and the full programme will be announced soon.

        International Trade Centre (ITC) and Trade Mark East Africa will be exhibiting with 10 women owned manufacturers for the first time from Kenya and a series of top class international business seminars will be hosted by WGSN (United Kingdom), UL (Germany), Picanol (Belgium) and Thies (Germany).

        Africa will play an increasingly important role in the footwear, textile and apparel industries over the next decade. International buyers are showing stronger interest and the African industry is showing an increased ability to meet demand with world class capabilities that are getting better every day.

        If you would like to EXHIBIT at Source Africa, contact the Organisers on Tel: +27 21 790 5849 or Email:, Visit the Show Website @


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