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HABER / NEWSIntertextile Shanghai 2013 fair brought 3.751 participants together with more than 69 thousand visitors, a record breaking number, from 98 countries. 16 Turkish companies presented their fabrics and accessories to global markets.için önemli bir fuar” “An Important Fair for New Market Opportunities” Making assessments about Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2013 Fair, the biggest fabric and accessories fair held in China, tile Exporters` Association (UTIB) Ibrahim Burkay said that: “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2013 Fair is a highly international fair appealing to a great mass from America to Europe, from Australia to all Asian countries and from Middle East to Africa. Thus, our presence in the fair with national pavilion was of great importance for opening to new markets and increasing the existing business connections.” Shanghai Commercial Counsellor of the General of the Republic of Turkey, Deniz Eke, visited the Turkish firms and received information about their products. Leading fabric and accessories suppliers of Europe in addition to SalonEurope and Milano Unica pavilions which were popular in the previous years met with local buyers as well as international brands. At Salon Europe where a total of 260 participants took part, Milano Unica was the host with 132 upper level Italian fabric and accessories firms. In the fair, the themes of sustainability and innovation came to the fore. The seminars, fashion parades and presentations held in relation to these themes were also on increase this year in comparison to last year. Planet Textile Conference where sustainability and recycling in the textile sector were discussed was held concurrently with the fair. The speakers of the conference included Ecotextile News, Marks&Spencer, VF Corporation, Esprit, Sustainable Garment Coalition and other leading enterprises of the industry. In12