Source AfricaMessage from the Organisers
It is a great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to our exhibitors, visitors, supporters, sponsors and media to the 3rd Source Africa event.
As you are no doubt aware, the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) expires in September 2015. If you have been following the press, the topic of AGOA and its renewal has been making headlines, sometimes for the wrong reasons. We are however pleased to see that everything is on track again and it was recently passed by the US Senate. We are also confident that it will not encounter any obstacles with the House of Representatives when it is presented in June, paving the way to it being re-enacted for another 10 years. AGOA has been key to African manufacturers as it permits duty free imports to the USA for a large number of products, including apparel, textiles and footwear. As a result, several recognised US brands and retailers are sourcing from the region and taking great advantage of savings on both labour and duty rates. For this reason the theme for Source Africa 2015 is AGOA - The Next 10 Years.
Source Africa has become pan-Africas most important textile, clothing and footwear trade event. It attracts over 1,600 international and regional buyers and will again feature country pavilions as the centrepiece of more than 200 African exhibitors interested in growing their exports. Countries represented at the event include South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, China, Taiwan and USA.
The two main objectives of the event are to promote African manufacturers to both regional and international decision makers, with the aim to increase market share for the continent as well as develop regional trade between African countries. With the African apparel and footwear industry emerging as a key stakeholder in the international market, Source Africa will again provide the perfect opportunity for manufacturers, wholesalers, brands, retailers and industry professionals to seek opportunities and sustainable partnerships with key players in this ever-evolving sector.
A series of seminars will be presented by top international speakers. We would like to extend our thanks to our sponsors, USAID SATH and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), as well as all our other supporters. Without their ongoing support and commitment, Source Africa 2015 would not be the success it has become.We wish you a successful show and looking forward to seeing you in 2016! William ScalcoMemberLTE leaders in trade exhibitionsTel: +27 21 790 5849 Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.sourceafrica.co.za
USAID Southern Africa Trade HubWelcome!
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I have the pleasure of welcoming you to Source Africa, the continents leading apparel, textile, and footwear trade event.
Over the past four years, Source Africa has been transformed into the most important annual pan-African textile, clothing, footwear and fashion accessory trade event on the global calendar, attracting over 1,600 international and regional buyers and more than 200 African exhibitors. Source Africa continues to demonstrate that African manufacturers can compete globally on price, quality, and standards.
Bringing together manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from across Africa at one major, integrated event, Source Africa enables local, regional and international buyers from the US and Europe to access and source a wide array of diverse products and services within a single platform. Countries to be represented at the event include South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and many others.
Source Africa has been supported from its inception by USAIDs Southern Africa Trade Hub Program (www.satradehub.org). Working closely with its local partners Leaders in Trade Exhibitions (LTE), Fabrikology, and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), as well as with the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), USAIDs Southern Africa Trade Hub is strengthening the impact of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) in Southern Africa by enhancing value chain development, increasing export opportunities to the US, and expanding quality standards and entrepreneurship across the region. A prominent feature of this years Source Africa is the outstanding business seminar series. Notable seminar speakers will include: Gail Strickler, Assistant USTR for Textiles and Apparel; Rosa Whitaker, CEO & President, the Whitaker Group, USA; Janet Labuda, Vice President Compliance, Vandegrift Forwarding (former Director of Textiles/Apparel at US Customs and Border Protection), USA; and Mark Neuman, Global Trade Advisor, MGF Sourcing, USA.
On behalf of our partners, colleagues, and associates, I would like to thank you for joining us at this world-class apparel, textile, and footwear sourcing event and for supporting the growth and development of business, trade, and economic opportunity in Africa. Cheryl L. AndersonUSAID/Southern Africa Mission Director
International Business SeminarsVenue: Room 2.41-2.46, CTICC, Cape Town
Tuesday, 9 June: 15:30 17:00
SEMINAR: TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSWhat makes a vendor standout as a supplier to international buyers? Learn about the key requirements from the brand, compliance, trend and regulation perspective. Participate in this seminar to develop the tools you need to be competitive in a global market.Moderator: Gail W Strickler, AUSTR for Textiles and Apparel, USTR (Office of the United States Trade Representative)Topics & Speakers: Accessing Duty Free Opportunities - Mark
Neuman, Global Trade Advisor, MGF Sourcing Social, Customs and Environmental Compliance
- Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP Material, Garment and Footwear Trend
Consciousness for Vendors - Karla Magruder, Founder, Fabrikology International
Government Requirements - Gail Strickler, AUSTR for Textiles and Apparel, USTR (United States Trade Representative)
Wednesday, 10 June: 9:00 10:30
SEMINAR: AGOA RENEWAL THE NEXT 10 YEARSJoin our panel of experts to learn about the benefits of AGOA, why you would want to source in Africa, what the trade preference access means to a brand and how to get your goods effeciently delivered.Moderator: Karla Magruder, Founder, Fabrikology InternationalIntroduction of U.S. Consul General: Abisha Tembo, Chief Director IDD Textiles, Clothing, Leather & Footwear, the dtiIntroductory Remarks: Teddy B. Taylor, U.S. Consul General in Cape TownTopics & Speakers: The AGOA Advantage - Gail Strickler, AUSTR for
Textiles and Apparel, USTR Preferential Trade Access and Import Tariffs for
the US and EU Why Sourcing Apparel from Sub-Saharan Africa
Makes Senses - Rosa Whitaker, CEO & President, The Whitaker Group
Customers, Logistics and Shipping - Janet Labuda, Vice President of Global Compliance, Vandegrift Forwarding
Thursday, 11 June: 9:00 10:30
SEMINAR: REGIONAL SUPPLY CHAINSModerator: Karla Magruder, Founder, Fabrikology InternationalPanelists: Sustainable Supply Chains - Heinrich Schultz,
Managing Director, Organimark The Regional Supply Chain The Manufacturers Perspective - Johann Baard,
Executive Director, AMSA (Apparel Manufacturers of South Africa)
Industry Support - Shakeel Meer, Divisional Executive: Chemicals and Textiles, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC)
BOTSWANAAll Kasi Clothing Co - Contact: Lerato M Kemoeng - Stand S95PO Box 111, Lobatse, BotswanaTel: 00267 533 0558, Fax: 00267 533 0570Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.allkasi.comProducts: Manufacturer of sports and casual apparel.
Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) - Contact: Calvin Ketshabetswe - Stands S100 S104 & S70Private Bag 00445, Central Business District, Gaborone, BotswanaTel: 00267 363 3317/71847263, Fax: 00267 317 0452Email: email@example.com, Website: www.bitc.co.bwOrganisation: Investment Promotion, Export Development and Botswana Brand.
Idah Knitters T/A Francistown Knittters - Stand S96PO Box 339, Francistown, BotswanaTel: 00267 71302666, Fax: 00267 2404861, Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgProducts: Manufacturer of school uniforms, sportswear, corporate and leisure wear, security wear and industrial wear.
Issues (Pty) Ltd - Contact: Mpho Kuaho - Stand S94PO Box 45552, Riverwalk, Gaborone, BotswanaTel: 00267 73228568/76556585/3187792, Fax: 00267 3187792Email: email@example.com, Website: www.issuesfashionstudio.yahoo.comProducts: Manufacturer of clothing and accessories including high fashion ladies and menswear, casual clothing, handbags, shoes and hats, fashion and corporate wear and wardrobe consulting.
Phoenix Style Ambassadors - Contact: Thandiwe Monageng - Stand S93PO Box 503307, Gaborone, BotswanaTel: 00267 71502048/71253800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Products: Producer of corporate and fashion related events in Botswana.
Western Apparels - Contact: Farhan Ghafoor - Stand S92PO Box 201224, Gaborone, BotswanaTel: 00267 3902474, Fax: 00267 3902473, Email: email@example.comProducts: Manufacturer of garments including t-shirts and other apparel.
CHINAChangxing Hualong Silk Co. Ltd -