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12 - 14 June 2019 Cape Town International Convention Centre REGISTER TO VISIT

Source Africa now co-located with ATF Expo 

Source Africa is the premier sourcing event on the African continent which is co-located with ATF Expo, the International Apparel, Textile and Footwear trade exhibition. The leading industry event of its kind that brings together suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and buyers all under one roof.

Join us from 12-14 June 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, for South Africa's leading and largest trade fair.

Organized by Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, the third largest trade fair company in the world.

What to expect at Source Africa 2019

Fashion shows

Fashion Shows

We have a fresh new custom set and stage with a large LED screen as a backdrop that will provide the perfect platform to deliver jaw-dropping fashion shows. To promote and showcase the wonderful designs and products that will be exhibited at Source Africa.

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo

Trend Workshops

With a focus on global and local trends, technological optimisation and trade flow agreements by leading industry expert speakers, the free-to-attend, 3-day workshop and seminar programme will focus on educating attendees on ways in which trade can be made easier between African countries.



The Source Africa exhibition showcases products and services across all aspects of the textiles, apparel and footwear industries. Meet and network with over 100 leading industry suppliers and discover the latest technologies available to the African market.

Graduate showcase

Graduate Showcase

Source Africa is pleased to announce the first Annual Graduate Showcase in collaboration with the Cape Town Fashion Council. This initiative serves as a platform for graduates to be awarded the opportunity to network, and present themselves and their designs to both National & International industry stakeholders.

Young Designer's comp

Young Designer's Competition

With trend and consumer demand dictating design for the apparel Retail sector, Source Africa 2018 has collaborated with WGSN - Global Trend Forecast experts, to find the best Young Designer's in the Western Cape. Using the A/W 2019 trend of "WorldHood", Young Designer's will design a single, retail ready, Women's Wear look. The best designs from each of the 6 accredited fashion colleges in the Western Cape will compete to be the Source Africa 2018 Young Designer winner.

Constantin von Vieregge CEO of Messe Frankfurt South Africa

"Messe Frankfurt is the global leader in trade fairs for the textile industry. As such, Source Africa is a perfect fit to our current portfolio. Supported by the strength of the Texpertise Network, we believe we possess the resources, skills and experience to create a global exchange platform for visitors and exhibitors."

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