1 Jul 2024

At the Height of Summer, These Are the Biggest Events to Keep an Eye Out

At the Height of Summer, These Are the Biggest Events to Keep an Eye Out

It might be the height of summer, but the heat waves won’t scare away fair goers. There are still many exhibition centres, whose doors are open to eager professionals to advance their careers and generate revenue for their companies.

This list is a rich mix of industries.

Texworld Evolution Paris 2024: July 1st – 3rd; Paris, France

Texworld Evolution Paris, set to take place at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, is one of the pivotal events in the textile and fashion industry calendar. A hub for international contractors and producers from leading industry nations, Texworld Evolution Paris welcomes manufacturers and buyers from China, South Korea, India, Turkey, and Pakistan.

The event comprises four distinct shows, each tailored to different facets of the industry. The flagship event, Texworld, offers an extensive range of textiles, trims, and accessories, featuring a special Denim zone. Apparel Sourcing, the largest showcase of clothing and accessories manufacturers in Europe, provides a comprehensive view of the market. Avantex focuses on innovation for advanced and sustainable fashion, while Leatherworld serves as a platform for sourcing leather and related materials.

The numbers speak volumes about the event's significance. With over 400 international exhibitors and more than 3,700 buyers sourcing new business, Texworld Evolution Paris is a bustling marketplace. Even better news, organisers report that there was a 29% increase in trade visitors from February 2022 to July 2022; a trend that signalled a quick recovery from the pandemic slump.

Picture: Texworld Evolution Paris

EUROBIKE 2024: July 3rd – 7th; Frankfurt, Germany

For over three decades, EUROBIKE has been the nerve centre of bicycle trends and innovations, bridging America, Europe, and Asia. EUROBIKE 2024 is set to showcase an extensive product portfolio that includes BMX bikes, electric bikes, mountain biking gear, tools and accessories, protective gear, cycling clothing, and repair equipment. Attendees will be treated to product demonstrations featuring all categories of two-wheelers in action. The numbers from previous editions highlight the event's global appeal: over 1,400 international exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 37,300 visitors from 96 countries.

As urban mobility undergoes significant transformations, EUROBIKE 2024 will shine a spotlight on micro-mobility solutions. The German government is prioritising changes in urban planning and this includes personal transportation, so bicycles, e-bikes, and electrically assisted small vehicles like e-scooters and sharing services are within sharp focus. The Future Mobility area, directly connected to the Demo Area, is where to discover what's new and join the conversation on a greener future.

EUROBIKE also provides all the opportunities for socialising and networking. For those interested in professional contacts, the Networking Dinner is the place to reserve a seat. Meanwhile, the EUROBIKE Party ends a long and productive day with a drink and a set that will keep you dancing all night long.


Great Yorkshire Show 2024: July 9th – 12th; Harrogate, UK

The Great Yorkshire Show, England's largest agricultural event, is set to make a grand return in early July 2024. It’s a living breathing embodiment of the agricultural legacy of England and it’s a massive community celebration as it attracts over 130,000 visitors each year, guiding visitors through the world of farming technology, animal husbandry, and rural culture. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, the show covers 250 acres and features over 8,500 animals entered into various competitions.

Visitors can also explore a variety of shopping opportunities and unique programming designed for families and children, such as the Discovery Zone, Make & Bake, and the School Veg Box Competition. Aside from its professional appeal, the Great Yorkshire Show is a spectacular showcase of food, farming, and rural life. Visitors can enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, witness the latest innovations in agriculture, and partake in a variety of interactive activities. Part of the show’s mission is to spark the love of farming in the next generation.

For students, the Great Yorkshire Show curates a hands-on, practical educational experience that takes children out of the classroom. Not only do they pick up new skills, but they’re introduced to potential employers and industry specialists.

PURE LONDON 2024: July 14th – 16th; London, UK

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of fashion as Pure London 2024, the premier fashion trade show, returns to the London Olympia in July. Pure London 2024 promises to be a spectacular event, bringing together over 17,000 international trade visitors from all sectors of the fashion supply chain. This season, more than 1,300 ready-to-wear fashion collections will make their debut in front of retailers, who are eager to source the most stylish and avant-garde pieces for their stores.

The product portfolio at Pure London is diverse, spanning womenswear, menswear, children's fashion, youth fashion, accessories, footwear, jewellery, athleisure, and conscious fashion. Pure London also supports industry professionals with a range of panels and lectures covering essential topics such as merchandising, social media marketing, sustainability, and product development. These educational sessions provide valuable insights and strategies to help attendees stay ahead in the fast-paced fashion industry.


Agricultural and Forest Fair of Libramont 2024: July 26th – 29th; Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium

The Agricultural and Forest Fair of Libramont, better known as the Libramont Fair, is Belgium’s largest agricultural event and serves as a focal point for celebrating and developing rural life. Befitting of its title, the Libramont Fair turns 100,000 square metres of exhibition space into a small town populated by 800 exhibitors, 5,000 brands and 220,000 visitors. Of course, that translates to a comprehensive overview of the agricultural and forestry sectors.

The primary mission of the Libramont Fair is to foster connections among individuals as children of the Earth. It aims to spark curiosity, prompt questioning, and facilitate the sharing of innovative and sustainable solutions for agriculture, forestry, and the environment. The trade fair features various thematic areas, such as Organic, Livestock, Dairy, and Animal Health, encompassing the entire spectrum from research and machinery to finished products, education, and culture.

Picture: Jean-Pierre Ruelle

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