The French textile fair pointed out that the amount of British visitors dropped by 165 compared to the same edition of the previous year. This fair was visited by professionals of 127 countries.
Première Vision loses one size. The French textile fair, which opened its doors from February 12 to 14, registered an attendance of 53,156 buyers from 127 countries, 2.4% less than the same edition in 2018.
According to the organizers, the fair has been affected by the uncertainty that the Brexit is generating in the European Union. In fact, the number of visitors coming from the United Kingdom was reduced by 16% compared to last year’s edition.
Out of the professionals that came to Première Vision, 70% are foreigners. The Italian took first place in the ranking, with 5,985 visitors, followed by the British, with 4,466 costumers. Spain, in third place of the classification, amounted to 3,215 experts.
The organization emphasized the increase of Chinese professionals that, for the first time, entered top ten of the classification, adding up 1,451 visitors. The Japanese, however, took tenth place, with 1,421 buyers.