Testimonials from Fashion SVP

From Exhibitors

Very good response –

“This was our first Fashion SVP and we have had a very good response from potential customers. Only one week on and a few orders are already in, and more are in the pipeline!”

Jeff Keam – Partner, Asquith Supplies, UK

Great brands visited 
“This was our first UK fair (of hopefully many) Fashion SVP was very well organised, helpful and very friendly. They curated many well know brands and new start up companies exhibited. We were very happy to exhibit at SVP. We look forward to attending the next SVP, as we have been already been contacted by many of the clients we met at the fair.” – Cemal Surmel, Surmeli Triko, Turkey

Very happy – “Very happy with the show overall and the organisation was great” – Suzan Sinik, Unlu, Turkey

Expectations always exceeded

“Since our first show, our expectations have always been exceeded. We have met quality buyers and experienced excellent organization of the show.” – Ana Sousa, Director, Antonio Manuel de Sousa, Portugal

Fantastic source of new clients

“The Organization of Fashion SVP is excellent from the beginning till the final minutes. Because of that, and because of the contacts we had made at our previous time, Fashion SVP in January 2018 was the second time here for our company. We found here some new clients again and hope our collaboration with them will be for a long time. We decided to exhibit at the next show as well”. – Laima Baceniene, Vice director, Edmundas ir partneriai, JSC, Lithuania

Well organised and great brands visitied

“The show is well organized and we are very happy to have taken part for the first time.  We met some good clients such as Debenhams and Shop Direct but there were also a few that we missed, even though we know that they were in the hall.  We need to work to attract these companies next time. The seminars are great, lots of information and interesting people, and they do a good job for attracting visitors.  We are happy to come again in June 2018” – Elif Yuksel, Creazone, Turkey

Good contacts – “We really enjoyed Fashion SVP, it was well organised and the people very helpful, we got some good contacts and are very happy with the co-operation” – Kardem, Turkey

Professional and successful – SVP is one of the most professional exhibitions. Our company is happy to take part in this exhibition each year. It’s very important because all participants are professionals and knows what they are looking for in this exhibition. We are satisfied with SVP and we will be attending SVP many years ahead.” – Vidas Butkus, Kauno Baltija, Lithuania

Great event – for large and small buyers

“In our opinion Fashion SVP was great, we found it interesting by not being a massive event, which creates the opportunity for visitors pass through all booths and from an exhibitor point of view, the possibility of a more intimate approach. Both small companies and important brands and big retailers visited that are crucial on these events.. We are focused in growing in the English market and because we want visibility to the buyers and other exhibitors we are happy to participate” – Paulo Barros, Sales Manager, Triwool, Portugal

Many new customer contacts made

“This was our first time exhibiting at Fashion SVP. The organization was excellent from start to finish, and as a result we made many new customer contacts. We look forward to exhibiting at the next show in June”. – Mark Moore, MD, Melas Group

A great way to meet customers 

Fashion SVP is the only show in the UK that deals with production, it has been a great opportunity for new customers to see exactly our capabilities, to touch the garments and feel the quality of what we can offer. It is a great way to meet target customers from the UK and all over Europe, and to see so many new customers over 2 days. Fashion SVP has been excellent for our business and we are coming back again this year.”  –Rita Norviliene, Sales Director, Garlita, Lithuania

Met all the best high street brands in the market

“As a participant of Fashion SVP London, I must express my high satisfaction of the organization of the fair and most importantly, the quality of the visitors and decision makers of all the best high street brands that operate in the UK market.”
Meriem Larini, Founder, Société Larimode, Morocco

Great to meet customers from all over Europe 

Fashion SVP London was a very good opportunity for BTM to expand our export  scope and it was great to meet customers from all over Europe, not only from the  UK. Very well organized and in the heart of London where it was reached easily by visitors. It gave us a chance to meet other European manufacturers and was definitely a good decision to participate in such gathering.” 

Amir Wissa, Sales Director, Bishara (BTM), Egypt

Excellent contacts made 

Fashion SVP was really good for us – we first showed in 2012 which was a good start, but the successful development in recent editions was very noticeable. We made  more excellent contacts, including meeting Next, Asos, Benetton, Apricot, George, Tesco, and Top Shop, as well as other very good quality buyers at the show. The organization was first class making the experience very comfortable, and we have already booked for next year.” – Margarida Oliveria, Export Director, Tetriberica, Portugal

Good for denim maker

Fashion SVP was a very good experience for us. As one of the UK’s leading denim manufacturers we met many relevant buyers from the UK – from River Island, M&S, Monsoon, Jack Wills, PKZ from Switzerland, Ellos, New Look, Howies and others. We were also very happy with the whole organisation of the show. We have rebooked for the next event and are very much looking forward to it.” – Bhav Mandalia, Director, FML, Leicester, UK

Success with shirts in the UK

“We are a leading Romanian manufacturer of quality shirts for men, children and ladies. This was our first time in London, and Fashion SVP was very good for our business. We were busy throughout the show, and the organisers personally introduced us to individual buyers which was very proactive and worked very well for us. The seminars were a very good idea, giving us an insight into how the buyers think and what they are seeking in their manufacturing relationships. We met many companies like Top Shop, Guide London, Nicole Farhi, a large uniform buyer and some interesting designers whom we are talking to. The location of the venue is very convenient and we look forward to returning to London!” – Alina Rachieru, Director, B&D Shirts, Romania

An excellent meeting place for the UK market

“This is the second time we have exhibited at Fashion SVP. MCI is one of Tunisia’s leading exporters of ladies’ high street fashion garments to the UK, and we were pleased to see a strong development in the show overall. We met many senior buyers, including from Tesco, Monsoon, George, and Arcadia. Fashion SVP is an excellent meeting place for this industry and we’ve already booked for next year’s event.” – Isobel Gibson, Production & Quality Manager, MCI, Tunisia

Unique event

“An amazingly well organised show, offering a different and new way to move forward – Fashion SVP is one of a kind and we will not get another one like it in the UK. We will definitely be back next year.” – Henrique Gandara, Commercial Director, Gouveia & Campos, Portugal

Many new customers from UK and Europe

“Overall Fashion SVP was a very good show for us – we met some interesting buyers, some of whom have already visited our factory, only a week after the show finished. As one of the UK’s leading knitwear manufacturers we were pleased to meet many potentially new customers including Arcadia Group, Jack Wills, M&Co., as well as buyers from Europe. The seminars were a great idea and altogether we see strong potential for this event. We have already booked our stand for the next show.” – Gary Gill, Director, Gill Knitwear, UK

Buyers visited us straight after the event

“Very good indeed – so much so that we have already booked for Fashion SVP next year. We met many buyers and some have already visited our factory… we had discussions with lots of companies including Arcadia, Nelly and George, and met many new people. The seminar programme was well thought out and attracted some key buyers to the talks. The show was well organized and we are very happy with what’s come out of it so far.” – Hussein Ismael, Director, Studio One

From Visitors:

“I do like to see what’s going on in the market. We have engaged with some people from previous shows and are now working with them, so it’s been very positive in that sense and it’s always great to keep an eye out on what’s going on in the industry.”  Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS

 “Meeting exhibitors is really important. If we can see a lot of suppliers all together, in one location, rather than having to go out to Turkey, Romania, or other countries in the region, we can see them all here more quickly. The people you meet at exhibitions like this is what makes the garment industry so unique.” – Alan Wragg, Technical Director, F&F at Tesco

“Very informative and well worth visiting” – Rachel Baines, Senior Product Developer, Lyle and Scott

Fashion SVP brings everything to the door step. It puts brands and suppliers together and gives you 1:1 relationships. This year there was more variety than the year before” – Elissa Lloyd, Head of Technical, White Stuff

“The seminars were much better than the year before. The input from the speakers was very constructive. Overall the event was very good.”  – Wah Chuin, Costing and Production Manager, New Look

 “I usually attend very large shows such as the one in Las Vegas and would normally only ever comes back with about 4 to 5 contacts. So I’m very happy to have found more really good new suppliers at Fashion SVP which is a very focused and worthwhile event”  – Federica Cavasino, Head of Global Sourcing, Benetton

 “I was extremely pleased to visit Fashion SVP and I found the suppliers that I was  looking for.”- Grace Driver, Senior Product Developer, Rose and Willard

Fashion SVP was a very good event and I have since been in touch with potential  suppliers. The organisation was excellent with helpful staff.”   – Felix Buechi, Sourcing Manager, Hugo Boss

“The seminars have been very, very good… it was really good to see people from the  retail industry talking quite openly for something that we all could benefit from.” –  Belinda Scott-Maberley, Technical and Production Director, Jigsaw

“It’s great! You can meet the face behind the supplier, you get to build up a rapport  and relationship with the supplier, and see the quality of their products, to touch and  feel them.” – Sarah Beatson, Global Sourcing, ASOS

Fashion SVP is a great place to link people from the same professional area and get  from others and network. We were very pleased as we found what we were looking for.” – Peppa Simeonova, Sourcing Director, Mothercare

“The seminars were very relevant to what we do. The speakers were very good and their presentations were great.” – Ada Konwalska, Sourcing Manager, Thomas Pink

Fashion SVP was a very useful show that has allowed us to develop more contacts in Europe and has given us a good scope into North Africa. The right kind of suppliers and relevant seminars from good quality speakers made the show a great experience!” – Darren Ainsworth, Sourcing Manager, Marks & Spencer

“Great show! Speakers were extremely good. It was very interesting to hear similar things to what we are experiencing. I am definitely coming back next year!” – Jane Wach, Head of Supply Chain, Europe, Oasis Stores

“Excellent show, very good and informative” – Aine Arthur, Head of Production, Amanda Wakeley