‘I would like to thank the Organisers of Source Africa for all their support and hard work which greatly contributed to the success of the event. I am delighted to hear that Source Africa will take place in Cape Town again,’
Johann Baard, Executive Director, Apparel
Manufacturers South Africa (AMSA)
‘We made contact with quality suppliers. The event is in a great location,’
The Foschini Group, South Africa
‘The event was very well organised and surpassed my expectations,’
Evelynne Akinyi Obongo, Mefa Creations/Afad (K), Kenya

‘Gelvenor Textiles found Source Africa to be one of the most positive trade shows Africa has. Its direct approach to market in Africa is superb and I believe the more shows we have, the better it will get,’
Anton Poplett, Gelvenor Textiles, South Africa

‘For anyone looking to network in these sectors, Source Africa is the place to be. The quality and outlook of the show indeed met our expectations,’
Vuyiswa Mafu, Market Advisor, ZIMTRADE, Zimbabwe

‘We remained sceptical on the first day, but by the end of the second day we had made contact with some new people from different regions in Africa. We were shown the possible markets in Africa, and had many visitors from different countries,’
Pamela Laurent, Lectra, South Africa

‘The show was extremely well organised and we will be back,’
Hennie Groenewald, National Sales Manager, ACA Threads (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
‘Source Africa met our expectations and would likely lead to new Business,’
Poetry Stores, South Africa
‘We think Source Africa was a home run on all marks. We were pleased to see exhibitor booths humming with activity during both days of the trade show,’
Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
‘My overall experience of Source Africa was positive and I would recommend the event if next time you could increase the number of exhibitors,’
Georgeta Navodarszky, Director: Sourcing and
Production, Ash City Worldwide, USA
‘South Africa is a very important market for Mauritius. We wanted to showcase what our textile, apparel and footwear companies manufacture in Mauritius. From the feedback of our participants, we are very satisfied with the event and we are optimistic that business will materialise in the near future,’
Geerish Bucktowonsing, Sector Manager, Enterprise Mauritius
‘Cape Town as the host city for Source Africa is fantastic. My overall experience at Source Africa was positive and I would recommend the event to colleagues. I believe Source Africa would likely lead to new business and new partnerships for our company. I made contact with quality manufacturers,’
Darcy Mercier, Vice President, Sourcing – Apparel & Gear, AMER SPORTS Sourcing Limited, Hong Kong
‘The event offered us a good overview and we knew a lot of the exhibitors already. We should all be focusing on building manufacturing partners in Africa,’
Woolworths, South Africa
‘Source Africa met with our expectations. It exposed our companies to networking with the international buyers, industry leaders and experts. Our manufacturers were satisfied with the contacts that were established,’
Phomotso Sematlane, Foreign Investment Promotion Officer, Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC), Lesotho

‘The show was well organised, and represented by competitors, suppliers and trade government agencies from other African countries as well as Ghana. Overall, the exhibition was successful, and we are confident that contacts made would impact growth of the West African apparel sector,’
West Africa Trade Hub, Ghana

‘The exhibit mix was really good. We strengthened some relationships and heard great things about African capabilities,’
Exact, South Africa

‘Great exposure’,
Luqy’s Manufacturing, Lesotho

‘We appreciated the opportunity to attend the Source Africa trade show. We met with potential buyers and also learnt from other companies,’
Ryan Chen, Formosa Textile Co, Lesotho

‘The whole event was well organised and extremely good quality. Africa is once again becoming a sourcing destination of choice. Therefore, if more foreign buyers are to be attracted, then more manufacturers/countries need to be represented. The venue was excellent,’
Roy Ashurst, Sourcing Hub leader for Africa and Indian Sub Continent, PVH Corp, USA
‘Source Africa was a very positive event for us, and was everything we hoped it would be. We will be back next year,’
Peter Mann, Managing Director, Coats SA, South Africa