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JSC “Kyiv International Contract Fair” is going to hold VII International Festival KYIV FASHION 2004. Around 200 leading Ukrainian and foreign companies, famous designers, modelers and trademarks will demonstrate their recent achievements. You can get more detailed information by clicking the link http://www.expoua.com/eng/showexhib/1812.html.

Mention should be made of the fact that the quantity of exhibitors, visitors and the Festival exhibition area is increasing every year.

According to the International Auditing Company “BDO Balance Audit” examination data which was made for the International Exhibition Statistic Union CENTREX, one can follow the KYIV FASHION Festival growth dynamics. In 2001 140 companies, designers, modelers and famous trademarks of Ukraine, Poland, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Lithuania, Byelorussia, Russia, Denmark took part in the Festival. The built-up exhibition area made up 2500 sq.m. By 2003 the number of the Festival exhibitors was almost doubled. The quantity of visitors in 2 years was increased from 8000 to 12000.

As far as the light and textile industries are concerned – according to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine data during the period from 2003 till 2004 the gross growth of the light industry makes up +17.5%, textile industry and making of clothes: +21.6%, leather and leather footwear production: +5,6%.

Concerning the import of products – according to the United Nations Organisation during the period of 2001 till 2002 the quantity of the textile import products was increased by 7% and the quantity of footwear pairs was increased by 30%.

According to the Financial Times information to supply Ukrainian market with the sufficient number of, particularly, textile materials one needs to produce 900 millions sq.m. of cotton textile, which needs 75 thousands tons of cotton. At the moment Ukrainian cotton is being imported. Being in the state of development and using all its production facilities only for 50%, the Ukrainian light industry is supposed to be good opportunity for foreign investments.

If you wish to take part in VII International Festival KYIV FASHION 2004, you should get in touch with the exhibition organizer:

JSC “Kyiv International Contract Fair” Tel: +38(044) 461-93-40 Fax: +38(044) 461-93-40 E-mail: kyivfashion@biscont.com

Or you can fill in the online form, by clicking the link: http://www.expoua.com/eng/showexhib/1812.html

June 10, 2004

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