On Friday, the 34th Colombiatex de las Americas 2022 event closed in Medellin’s Plaza Mayor convention center. After two years on pause due to the COVID pandemic, the textile industry event came back in a big way at the end of January, with almost 20,000 in-person visitors. The event, which boosted Medellín’s hotel occupancy to 82% bought together 445 exhibitors and 12,300 buyers. India was the featured invited country, but other countries and their vendors were also present.
Aside from the exhibitors, there were 24 academic conferences and presentations that saw 2,000 people sit in, with another 50,000 online. The convention created 2,500 temporary jobs for models, photographers, technicians, logistics personnel, and concessionaires.
According to Inexmoda, the event saw 445 exhibitors from around the world, with 305 Colombian companies from regions such as Antioquia (143), Cundinamarca (120), Valle del Cauca (22), and Santander (5). As for international exhibitors, there were 140 participating brands from countries such as Brazil (37), India (32), Italy (22), Turkey (9), the United States (7) and Spain (7).
11,200 national buyers from regions such as Antioquia (5,805), Cundinamarca (2,116), Valle del Cauca (891), Norte de Santander (488) and Santander (437) participated in the fair. In addition, thanks to the joint work with Procolombia, 1,100 international buyers attended, representing countries such as Ecuador (304), Peru (146), the United States (121) and Mexico (99).
All photos: Loren Moss