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Kigali Convention Centre
18 - 20 October 2023

Why Should I Exhibit at Gateway to Africa - Ready to Wear, Shoes & Leather Exhibition?

  • The leather sector plays a major role in the Africa's global economy, with an estimated global trade value of approximately $100 billion per year.
  • Meet with amazing African designers who create high-end fashion for the entire world market. Partner with African counterparts and enjoy the creativity of international “Fashion made in Africa”.
  • Meet African and international industry players, explore partnerships and business opportunities to build long-term partnerships. Be a member of decision-makers of the sector.
  • Fashion is big business in Africa as well: the combined apparel and footwear market in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to be worth US$ 31 billion.
  • Fashion retail is still at a very early stage in sub-Saharan Africa: Africa’s retail environments are some of the toughest in the world, given that 95% of the landscape is still made up of traditional trade outlets.
  • The African continent accounts for only about 16% of the vast global textiles market, valued at $1.9 trillion in 2021, while Asia-Pacific accounts for almost 60%.
  • Gateway to Africa - Ready to Wear, Shoes & Leather Exhibition expects many exhibitors from East Africa, the Middle East and Asia and about 3,500 wholesalers, retailers, chains, manufacturers and dealers from East and Central Africa.
  • In 2050, the global clothing sales are anticipated to exceed 160 million tonnes, driven by market expansions in Asia and Africa, more than 3 times the amount of clothing sold now.


Exhibitor Profile

Africa, with a population of 1 billion and 340 million people, is anticipated to reach 1 billion and 700 million with an increase of 25.9 percent in 2030. The continent stands out as a significant market gaining importance worldwide each passing day.

Ready to Wear

  • - Ready-to-Wear (Women’s-Men’s-Children’s)

  • - Evening Gowns

  • - Underwear

  • - Outwear

  • - Sportswear

  • - Purses, Bags & Wallets

  • - Belts

  • - Wedding Dresses

  • - Groom Suits

  • - Haute Couture

  • - Accessories

Shoes & Leather

  • Footwear Manufacturers

  • - Women’s-Men’s-Children’s Footwear

  • - Sports Shoes and Sneakers

  • - Slippers

  • - Safety Footwear

  • - Military Footwear

  • Leathercraft Manufacturers

  • - Purses & Bags & Wallets, Belts, Travel Bags

  • Agencies

  • Industrial Institutions

  • - Foundations, Federations, Associations and Chambers

Contact Us

Please contact us and submit all your inquiries about the conditions of participation in
Gateway to Africa - Ready to Wear, Shoes & Leather Exhibition.

Call Center +90 212 463 78 00

Application Form

Fill in the registration form to exhibit to hear your voice heard in the global market, boost your market share, and establish new business connections.

Exhibitor List

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