Source Africa will take place for the 4th time in Cape Town this year. It is  now the most important annual pan-African textile, clothing and footwear trade event on the international calendar.

It brings together manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and services providers in one major integrated event, enabling International and African buyers to view and explore an extensive array of products and services from Africa.

Source Africa is a world-class  sourcing event that supports the growth and development of business, trade and economic opportunities in Africa.

Source Africa will once again include a two day trade exhibition (8 & 9 June), African country pavilions, informative business seminars, fashion shows and networking functions.

The 2015 Trade Expo attracted over 1300 decision makers who had the opportunity to meet with more than 220 exhibitors from 15 countries. What they found was a supply chain that is featuring innovation, high quality fabrics and yarns and compelling products and designs.

So, come and meet top class exhibitors from Africa who’s compliant, capable and ready to do business with the world!

It is exciting times for Africa as we prepare to take full advantage of the opportunities that will open up from the AGOA renewal.

Source Africa 2016 will align itself to this important initiative as well as the other regional duty free trade preference agreements.

Based on this, Source Africa continues to focus on its two core objectives –

  • Demonstrate to regional and international buyers that African manufacturers can compete on price, quality, standards and reliability.
  • Grow trade between African countries.

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

Unparalleled Networking Platform
Source Africa provides African manufacturers and suppliers an opportunity to promote their latest products and services to key decision makers and network with other industry and government players. Countries represented already include South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

The Africa Advantage
* On Time, On Spec, On Price
* AGOA – recently extended for 10 years offers up to 35% duty-free savings waived under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act
* Close proximity and same time zones as Europe
* Regional duty-free trade agreements boosting inter-Africa trade