The International Sourcing Fair Is Coming


Visitor registration opens for Africa’s first global sourcing event The International Sourcing Fair is your ticket to innovative product ranges from around the world.

The International Sourcing Fair (ISF) provides an exclusive platform for quality international suppliers and manufacturers to connect directly with serious African buyers. This strictly trade-only event takes place from 8 – 10 August 2018, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

ISF forms part of Reed Exhibitions’ award-winning lifestyle, design and retail portfolio, which includes high-profile shows like Decorex SA and 100% Design South Africa. ISF will run alongside Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa, and trade members will be given access to all three shows.

ISF is the only sourcing fair on the continent focused solely on retail and commercial products for the home, office, gift and hospitality sectors. The fair will include the following product categories:

Art and framing
Lighting
Bathroom products and accessories
Crafts and ceramics
Furniture
Giftware, stationery and wrapping
Glassware
Home decoration and accessories
Home textiles and linen
Office and desktop
Kitchenware and tableware
Outdoor and garden

“We have confirmed exhibitors from many countries who are looking to the African market to broaden their customer base. So far these countries include China, India, Egypt, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran and Thailand,” says Sandra  Jardim, General Manager: The Fire & Feast Meat Festival, 100% Design South Africa, and International Sourcing Fair. “We vet all exhibitors and pre-approve the products they bring, which guarantees that only the highest quality items will be displayed at the fair.”

Over 4 000 trade visitors are expected, including retail, commercial and hospitality buyers, importers, distributors, agents, architects, specifiers, procurement specialists, developers, decorators, interior designers and online retailers. “ISF will provide a gateway for Africa to trade with the rest of the world, and we believe the fair will transform the face of buying across the continent. To facilitate trade, ISF is connecting international suppliers with potential African retailers and trade buyers through a host of exclusive platforms.

These include the Hosted Buyer Programme, a customised Business Matchmaking Programme, networking functions and exclusive trade lounges for private meetings,” says Jardim. Registration for trade visitors All trade registration applications are strictly vetted. A notification will be sent within seven days of registration, to inform the applicant on the success of their submission.

For trade registration, visit: https://bit.ly/2jRv19M.

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