Is my business too small to manufacture outside Australia? Managing production costs and operations in a growing business is extremely challenging. The transition from local manufacturing and supply to the reality of more cost effective overseas resourcing is a significant operational change.

The International Sourcing Expo and co-located 15th China Clothing & Textiles Expo offers smaller and emerging companies the chance to compare, connect and partner with overseas businesses who understand the realities of small order quantities, and value the chance to gain a foothold in the Australian market.

This year the combined expos will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 November 2015.

With more than 450 international suppliers from 10+ countries including significant participation from China and India, visitors can search for apparel, accessories, footwear, fabric, trim and home textiles and identify potential partners.

A jam-packed seminar program which includes a mix of local industry and international speakers will focus on topics that will assist smaller businesses to take the first steps in international sourcing or learn ways to improve this part of their existing business.

The expo will also offer the chance to join a structured networking and matching program which will help smaller businesses streamline their approach to finding the right supplier. Keep up to date with event developments by registering your interest to attend.

Free trade registration and more details are available online now at and Registration for one event will provide you with access to both.

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