New Start GT Korea 2018

“The only Garment Machinery and Textile Industry trade show in South Korea will be held in 2018!

expected to boost its presence as a sewing powerhouse and be a stepping stone for growing to a professional trade show”


GT KOREA(Korea International Garment Machinery and Textile Industry Fair), which was not held since the ‘Seoul International Sewing Machinery Exhibition(SIMEX 2005) in 2005, will be held at KINTEX, Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do for three days from November 14 to 16 with a new title.


Even though South Korea is one of the World’s greatest sewing powerhouses, it has not been equipped with a specialized exhibition of international scale due to the recession in the domestic market. As a result of the questionnaire survey on the related companies by Monthly Bobbin Journal, more than 90% of the companies felt the significance and necessity of holding the domestic exhibition for garment machinery and textile.


Accordingly, it was confirmed that GT Korea, organized by Korea Sewing Machinery Industrial Association which is the former organizer of SIMEX(Seoul International Sewing Machinery Exhibition), co-organized by SeoulMESSE International Ltd, Monthly Bobbin Journal, JES MEDIA, INC. will be held in 2018 when CISMA and IFMA, the world’s largest exhibition in the field of sewing and textile machinery, will not take place.


<Organizer / Co-organizer>

– Korea Sewing Machinery Industrial Association(KOSMIA)

: Government-affiliated sewing machines professional producer group which was established in 1972 under the ‘Industrial Rationalization Act’

– SeoulMESSE International Ltd.

: representative private exhibition organizer in South Korea and received Prime

Minister’s award in 2015 in recognition of the contribution to the development

of the trade show industry.

– Monthly Bobbin Journal

: the only magazine specialized in the sewing industry of South Korea.

It is launched in 1975 and covers the various sewing machine manufacturer and factory with a huge accumulated database.


: Sales Agency which has organized global sewing machine exhibition for

over 25years and have strong partnership with overseas exhibition organizers.


GT KOREA 2018 will be held with 120 companies and 400 booths, attracting key international companies in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia which are core nations for sawing and textile industry as well as domestic companies.

We will focus our efforts on attracting leading overseas buyers and will do our best to help exhibitors achieve satisfactory overseas marketing effects. In addition, the exhibition is expected to play a role as a marketing platform to lead the changing market to higher value added-business such as smart fiber, technical textile market.