Strong Brands of the Carpet Industry will Convene in Gaziantep

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Gaziantep Carpet Fair

Gaziantep Carpet Fair, which will bring together strong companies in the carpet industry, will take place at Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center (OFM) between May 28-31, 2024. The fair will be organized by Tüyap Exhibitions Group in cooperation with Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce.

The fair aims to attract a significant number of international visitors from the Middle East, MENA region, as well as North Africa and Europe. The event will showcase all production elements of the sector, ranging from machine carpets to prayer rugs.

Gaziantep, the capital of the carpet industry is preparing to host the Gaziantep Carpet Fair for the first time this year. Organized by Tüyap Exhibitions Group in cooperation with the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce and supported by Gaziantep Governorship, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Southeastern Anatolia Carpet Exporters’ Association (GAHİB), and Gaziantep Carpet and Weavers Chamber,. The fair taking place at the Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center (OFM) from May 28 to 31, 2024.

With the goal of contributing significantly to the commercial objectives of the carpet industry, the fair will showcase machine-made carpets, rugs and mats, prayer rug varieties, textile floor coverings (wall-to-wall), fibers, yarns, textiles, textile machinery, and accessories.

Numerous international visitors from the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Kenya are expected to attend the fair.

Showcasing Gaziantep’s Potential to the World

Ilhan Ersözlü, General Manager of Tüyap Exhibitions Group, emphasized Gaziantep’s global leadership in machine-made carpet production and exports, stating, “Such potential needs to be better known worldwide and in our country. We believe that our fair, to be held for the first time this year, will make a significant impact. We will feature the entire spectrum of the sector, from handmade carpets to woven floor coverings and prayer rug varieties.”

Tuncay Yıldırım, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce, expressed excitement and optimism for the Gaziantep Carpet Fair, stating that the carpet sector is at the forefront of Gaziantep’s economy. Yıldırım said, “Gaziantep, with a strong production infrastructure and market share that determines global carpet fashion, is preparing to host the world carpet industry from May 28 to 31. It is exciting that representatives of the industry from all over the world will come to our city for the Gaziantep Carpet Fair.

This fair, which will undoubtedly provide great benefits for our companies to strengthen existing business connections and establish new ones, will also contribute positively to the recovery of our region, which has been severely affected by the earthquakes on February 6. We invite all sector representatives to Gaziantep on May 28.

$3 Billion Carpet Export

The global trade volume of the carpet industry has reached $17.2 billion. Turkey conducts approximately $3 billion worth of carpet exports to 117 countries. Turkey ranks second in all types of carpets worldwide and first in machine-made carpet production. The top 10 countries to which exports are made include the United States (45%), Iraq, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

The Gaziantep Carpet Fair will be open for visits from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on May 28-30, 2024, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on May 31, 2024.

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