A business oriented market place for the textile and fashion industry combining African creativity, design and manufacturing with International sourcing options.
Owned by Messe Frankfurt, the third largest trade fair company in the world with operations in over 50 countries and the global leader in textile fairs. Messe Frankfurt organises over 134 trade fairs around the world with over 90,000 exhibitors and roughly 3.5m visitors. Source Africa supplements Messe Frankfurt’s current portfolio of textile related trade shows under the umbrella of their ‘Texpertise Network’.
About the organisers
Messe Frankfurt: Business model for global business
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. For some 800 years, we have been bringing people together at our events, both in Frankfurt and throughout the world. Whether with our trade fairs, congresses or other events, with digital or analogue services – everything we do has always been focused on interaction between people. This is something that we have perfected throughout our long history.
With approximately 2,200 employees at 28 locations, we work virtually around the clock and around the globe to further the interests of our customers. Despite the very difficult conditions in 2021, some 1.4 million visitors (2019: 5.1 million) and more than 30,000 (2019: 99.246) exhibiting companies put their trust in the efficiency of our international network the quality of our events and the digital expertise of Messe Frankfurt.
Messe Frankfurt brings together future trends with new technologies, people with markets, and supply with demand. Where different perspectives and industry sectors come together, we create scope for new collaborations, projects and business models.
Messe Frankfurt South Africa
We are the proud organiser of the following events: South African Festival of Motoring, Automechanika Johannesburg, Futuroad Expo, AERO South Africa, Boatica Cape Town, Solar Power Africa, and Hobby-X.