International Sourcing Expo Australia returns to Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

As the leading Australian sourcing expo for the apparel, accessories and textile industries, International Sourcing Expo Australia (ISEA) returns to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 15th – 17th 2016, showcasing a myriad of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors with a range of unique capabilities and exciting product.

Featuring 200+ exhibitors representing key sourcing hot spots such as India, China, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Taiwan  along with rapidly increasing sourcing regions such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Fiji and Pakistan, ISEA is the one-stop destination for large enterprises, designers and small businesses to improve their supply chain and compare costs and services to help diversify and evolve their brand.

“International Sourcing Expo Australia offers an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to shop around and connect with some of the best operators the world has to offer while discovering first-hand the new trends in fashion and manufacturing,” said Julie Holt, Exhibition Director.

Co-located with China Clothing Textiles Accessories Expo and Footwear and Leather Show Australia, ISEA will again be supported by a comprehensive seminar series that will feature some of the world’s most respected industry professionals examining the big issues and changes in international sourcing and global trends:

Milou Ket (Internationally renowned designer and stylist); Tony Bannister (Director, SCOUT); Mike Bellamy (Director, China Sourcing Information Center); Dave Giles-Kaye (CEO, Council of Textile & Fashion); John Szwede (Global Brand Manager, Volley); Elizabeth Formosa (Founder, Fashion Equipped); Paul Cowell (Global Head of Brand Marketing, Archroma Singapore); Neale O’Connor (School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University); Jenny Roche (Ernst & Young) and Handloom Export Promotion Council India.

ISEA is proud to partner with the Council of Textile & Fashion, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and, for the first time, the Australian Retailers Association.

For more information about exhibiting or attending ISEA, please visit


  • In 2015, there was significant growth in Australian imports across key sectors:
    • 25 percent increase in footwear
    • 21 percent increase in apparel and clothing accessories
    • 20 percent increase in yarns, fabrics and made up textiles
    • 19 percent increase in case, bags and travel goods
  • Australia boasts 10 free trade agreements with countries including China, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Chile, ASEAN, Malaysia and Japan with negotiations underway with India and Indonesia

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