Over 400 companies from Sri Lanka, India, Dubai, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal will participate in the South Asia Trade Fair 2013 (SATF) between 14-17 February, at Feria Valencia, Spain.
The fair is organized by Rangoli Events in collaboration with Feria
Valencia and Event Horizon (Sri Lanka), Zing IMS (India), Frozen Moments
and Culture Craft (Bangladesh), First Kathmandu (Nepal) and Aah!zure
(Dubai), the Sri Lankan organiser said in a media release.
The 10,000 square metre fair grounds will bring together the latest
fashion trends, art and culture from Southern Asia. This is set to be
the first commercial fair of its kind in Europe with 25,000 visitors
expected. The two opening days are reserved for professional visitors
whilst exhibitors will showcase their products to the general public
during the weekend.
SATF 2013 was conceptualised to consolidate exports from Sri Lanka,
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Dubai to Spain and the rest of
Europe, creating a long term platform for manufacturers and customers.
“It is about defining future European markets for South Asian
industries, besides promoting their culture and tourism,” noted Marta
Ferrando, Deputy Director of SATF 2013, on behalf of the organizing
company Rangoli Events. Celebrity Indian fashion designers, Rocky S and
Neeta Lulla, will present their Summer and Autumn collections during
SATF 2013. India’s top twenty jewellery groups including TBZ, Gili,
D’damas and WHP will participate in the four day event conceived to
promote Indo-Asian culture.
Minha Akram from Event Horizon, Sri Lanka said the fair is a good
opportunity for Sri Lankan organisations to showcase their products and
explore new avenues in the European market. “We are keen on garnering a
strong representation from Sri Lanka to emphasize the post war market
conditions of the country. Feria Valencia is a reputed venue with 90
years of experience in creating trade fairs and we are confident in the
event’s success,” she said.