Johannesburg – The International Sourcing Fair (ISF) provides an
exclusive platform for quality international suppliers and manufacturers to
connect directly with serious African buyers. This strictly trade-only event takes
place from 8 – 10 August 2018, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in
Johannesburg.

ISF forms part of Reed
Exhibitions’ award-winning lifestyle, design and retail portfolio, which
includes high-profile shows like Decorex SA and 100% Design South Africa. ISF
will run alongside Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa, and trade
members will be given access to all three shows.                     

ISF is the only
sourcing fair on the continent focused solely on retail and commercial products
for the home, office, gift and hospitality sectors. The fair will include the
following product categories:

 

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Art and framing

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Lighting

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Bathroom products and accessories

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Crafts and ceramics

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Furniture

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Giftware, stationery and wrapping

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Glassware

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Home decoration and accessories

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Home textiles and linen

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Office and desktop

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Kitchenware and tableware

·        
Outdoor and garden

“We have confirmed
exhibitors from many countries who are looking to the African market to broaden
their customer base. So far these countries include China, India, Egypt, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran and Thailand,” says Sandra
Jardim, General Manager: The Fire & Feast Meat Festival, 100% Design South
Africa, and International Sourcing Fair. “We vet all exhibitors and pre-approve
the products they bring, which guarantees that only the highest quality items
will be displayed at the fair.”

 

Over 4 000 trade
visitors are expected, including retail, commercial
and hospitality buyers, importers, distributors, agents, architects,
specifiers, procurement specialists, developers, decorators, interior designers
and online retailers.

 

“ISF will
provide a gateway for Africa to trade with the rest of the world, and we
believe the fair will transform the face of buying across the continent. To
facilitate trade, ISF is connecting international suppliers with potential
African retailers and trade buyers through a host of exclusive platforms. These
include the Hosted Buyer Programme, a customised Business Matchmaking
Programme, networking functions and exclusive trade lounges for private
meetings,” says
Jardim.

 

Registration for trade visitors

All trade registration applications are strictly
vetted. A notification will be sent within seven days of registration, to
inform the applicant on the success of their submission. For trade
registration, visit: https://bit.ly/2jRv19M.