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Australia's premier international sourcing show is back for 2019. Join us in connecting with international industry professionals specialising in apparel, textile manufacturing, marketing and sourcing!

by The AFC

16 October 2019


Join us in connecting with international industry professionals specialising in apparel, textile manufacturing, marketing and sourcing! Discover first hand, new trends in fashion, manufacturing, textiles and accessories. We are excited to also be once again hosting an AFC stand with some of our members showcasing their products and services!


Now in its 10th edition, International Sourcing Expo Australia attracts some of the world’s leading apparel, accessories, textiles and footwear suppliers over three days in November (12-14 November) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Huge opportunities exist in Australia for organisations from overseas to do business here. As a wealthy nation and one that is known as a really good place to do business, Australia presents an attractive value proposition for manufacturers and suppliers. Starting with three established shows, Global Sourcing Shows Australia provides a trusted platform for international businesses when they are looking to grow their market in Australia and New Zealand.
— Marie Kinsella, CEO International Exhibition and Conference Group

In 2018 the expo attracted more than 720 manufacturers and agents from 19 countries – China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, United States, Fiji, Australia, Turkey, South Africa, Taiwan, Nepal, Serbia, Italy, and Thailand.

The 2019 edition of the event is expected to attract even wider participation, including The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).

India is well-regarded in Australia as a quality and reliable supplier of textiles and apparel, and with a membership body of 100,000 exporters from every goods and services sector in the country, FIEO is uniquely positioned to showcase India’s prosperous industry. We are thrilled to be returning to International Sourcing Expo Australia for the seventh time in 2019.
— Dr. Ajay Sahai, FIEO Director General & CEO

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Listen to a line up of international and local industry experts speak on the subjects of sustainability and transparency, IP strategy, savvy sourcing and other important topics!

This informative series will be running over the 3 days at the expo, featuring AFC CEO David Giles- Kaye as well as AFC members:

Elizabeth Formosa, Founder & Fashion Business Consultant Fashion Equipped

Pinakin Chaubal, Principal Consultant APN Consultivate Pty. Ltd

Anita Brown, Senior Associate Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick



For more information on the seminar series, you can view the 2019 seminar program here >>

Thanks to the ISE team, we have several tickets to give away for FREE to our AFC Members to attend the 12.30pm session on the 12th November with AFC’s David Giles-Kaye (normally $40). Simply email us a - first in best dressed!

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AFC will once again be hosting a stand, with several of our members showcasing their products and services. Drop by for a chat, and get to know some of the AFC network. Details on who you'll find on the stand and a schedule of consultation times will be released shortly!

Register your attendance and take a look at the full line-up of exhibitors and seminar speakers via the International Sourcing Expo website below;

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