Zuchex Sourcing Week, the industry's biggest online event of the year, concluded with more than 500 B2B meetings and millions of dollars of new business contacts. Organized by Tarsus Turkey in cooperation with Zücder (Turkish Houseware Association), the event helped to rebuild the home and kitchenware industry in 2020, offering a new perspective to the product supply process. Zuchex Sourcing Week brought the trade opportunities required by the industry to a digital platform, with 221 home and kitchenware manufacturers exhibited more than 30,000 products in virtual storefronts. Participating in online meetings were more than 3,500 professionals – 1,624 of whom were international buyers – from 92 countries. Egypt, Lebanon, India, England, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and Brazil saw the highest international participation in the first Zuchex Sourcing Week.
Tarsus Turkey Fair Director Ebru Causey said that Zuchex Sourcing Week made an important trade contribution to the home and kitchen appliances sector, which aims to reach the previous year’s $4.6 billion in exports. Causey noted, “Both manufacturers and buyers, including world retail giants, showed great interest in the digital meetings – held for the first time this year. According to our reports, 97 percent of professionals who followed the event were visitors with purchasing authority.” The five-day Zuchex Sourcing Week was attended by 221 exhibitors, including Akcam, Albayrak Melamine, Ar Yıldız, Arzum, Avşar Enaye, Bambum, Canba, Fakir, Güral Porselen, Herevin, Keramika, Korkmaz, Kütahya Porcelain, LAV, Neva, Paşabahçe, Porline, Rakle, Renga , Schafer, Sigma Cam, TAÇ Porcelain and Tulu Porcelain. Causey added that the industry will next meet at Tüyap, for the HOST Istanbul fair, on March 25-28, 2021.
HOST Istanbul 2021, the next stop for the $10 billion home and kitchen appliances industry
Following Zuchex Sourcing Week, the global home and kitchen appliances sector will meet on March 25-28, 2021 at the 15th International Housewares Sourcing Fair, where HOST Istanbul will HOST. Taking place at Tüyap Beylikdüzü, the four-day event will welcome more than 200 domestic manufacturers, offering unparalleled opportunities for new product acquisitions for domestic and foreign buyers in the Glass, Porcelain, Ceramic, Metal Kitchenware, Plastic Home Appliances, Garden Accessories, Decorative Home and Kitchenware, and Electrical Home Appliances categories.