The event took place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Organisers highlighted the number of European visitors at the show, particularly from France (20% of the total, up sharply on 2023), the UK (8.3%), Italy (7.9%), Turkey (7.2%) and Spain (6.8%).

“Despite the slowdown in the clothing market, Europe remains a major market for textile and finished goods manufacturers,” said Frédéric Bougeard, President of show organiser Messe Frankfurt France.

“For some players, it is becoming a strategic market to offset the uncertainties weighing on the Russian and American markets.”

The next event will take place at the same venue from July 1-3, 2024, including Avantex and Leatherworld.