Messe Frankfurt SA Acquires Source Africa and ATF

Messe Frankfurt SA, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, has acquired Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa’s largest textile, apparel and footwear shows.

Since its inception in 2013, Source Africa has been growing constantly, and has become the most important annual pan-African textile, apparel and footwear trade event on the international calendar. 2018 will mark the 6th edition of the event. Source Africa and ATF are founded and currently organized by trade show organizer LTE.

This acquisition will supplement Messe Frankfurt’s current portfolio of textile related trade shows under the umbrella of ‘Texpertise Network’. With more than 50 shows worldwide, covering the entire textile value chain, Messe Frankfurt is the market leader in organizing events for the textile industry.

Source Africa will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on June 20th and 21st, 2018. The 2017 ATF trade show will be held from November 21st to 23rd, 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town.

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