12/04/2019 – Modtissimo Porto — auf Deutsch lesen

Record of International Buyers

The fair organizers of Modtissimo (27 to 28 February 2019) report an increase of exhibition space as well as a significant increase of international buyers.


Buyers from all over the world came to Modtissimo. © Modtissimo


From the minute the doors opened the entrance area was at full blast. © Modtissimo


It was the largest exhibition area since Modtissimo takes place at Porto Sá Carneiro Airport. Regarding the exhibitors, the number of applicants exceeded the vacancies, and a greater number of foreign buyers shows a growth of 20 percent. “Clear indicators which establish Modtissimo as one of the greatest bridges between the Portuguese industry and the main foreign markets”, so the fair organizators. From the minute the doors opened, the check-in area was always at full blast, and throughout the whole event 6,000 buyers visited the fair, with a strong presence of several international delegations. Spaniards, French, Germans, Italians, Russians and Moroccans came to Modtissimo to get to know the main novelties of the Portuguese textile industry.

Among the 400 exhibitors present were the sector’s main names, from thread to clothing brands, fabrics, knitwear, services and accessories. Several of special moments happened throughout the event, such as the visit of an important Moroccan delegation, led by the ambassador of Rabat in Lisbon and the president of AMITH – the Moroccan textile association – accompanied by more than 20 Moroccan entrepreneurs. An entourage of 24 Spanish business men also visited the event. “Portugal is very fashionable and Modtissimo has been increasingly sought-after by the Spanish”, said Berta Presa, Aicep’s representative in Madrid. “There’s a great commitment to attract foreign buyers, which makes this event more and more interesting with each edition”, said Joao Coutinho, Fashion Details co-founder. “It’s a great opportunity to find new customers, both in Portugal and in other countries”, added Daniela Carvalho, Temasa’s Sales Manager. “After two days filled with novelties, and with the increase of buyers from all over the world, our satisfaction could not be greater”, concludes Manuel Serrao, Selectiva Moda’s CEO, the event's organizer.

Modtissimo 54 already has a date and place set – October 2 and 3 2019, once again in Alfândega do Porto, and already lifted the veil on a novelty: The reinforcement of the Green Circle space, where the Portuguese industry’s sustainable solutions will be presented.

Read more about Modtissimo in textile network 5-6/2019 published in the end of april.