31st INTERNATIONAL FUR EXHIBITION OF KASTORIA

The most successful event in the history of the institution!
The Greek event doubled its number of participants this year.
Enchanting famous Greek top models.
Excited eminent guests and visitors from all over the world.

From May 5 to 7, Kastoria hosted a truly professional event! The 31st INTERNATIONAL FUR EXHIBITION welcomed the greatest designers and representatives of fur fashion, processing and trade from various countries of Europe, America and Asia. There were 110 exhibitors participating in the 31st Exhibition, as compared to 52 in 2005; in other words, there was 105% increase. There were 2,317 trade visitors from 33 different countries.

The excellent exhibition organisation and communication effort by the new administration of the KASTORIAN FUR ASSOCIATION resulted in making this year’s exhibition surpass others in international prestige, business opportunities and commercially profitable cooperation schemes. Among the best foreign exhibitions, such as the ones in Hong Kong, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan, this year Kastoria deservedly represented its position as a metropolis of leather and fur processing and manufacturing. An important contribution was made by foreign sector magazines and major auctioning centres from Europe and America, while the International Exhibition was graced by the presence of Mr. Filippos Petsalnikos, Vice-President of the Parliament and PASOK MP for the Prefecture of Kastoria, Mr. Konstantinos Liantsis, the Prefect of Kastoria, Mr. Dimitris Papoulidis, the Mayor of Kastoria, ambassadors and representatives of ministries from all European, American and Asian countries actively participating in the Exhibition. Furthermore, important personalities of our country’s political, social and artistic life also attended the event.

Apart from international business opportunities and commercial cooperation schemes, the International Exhibition was characterized by style, finesse and glamour, with the contribution of renowned models from the Greek and international fashion world. At the special Fur Fashion Show sponsored by SAGA FURS held on Saturday, May 6, proposals by established designers and manufacturers from around the world were presented, in the glamour of an international event honouring beauty. The companies participating, in alphabetical order, were: ANABELLA FURS TRADING LLC, AVANTI FURS, CAVIEL FURS, COSMOPEL, EGOGROUP SA, EUROPEL, FINEZZA FURS, KOUSTAS SA, MANTZIARI AVEE, P.T. Quality Furs (PAPATZIMOS – TSIOUCHADARIS), SARIGIANNIS LAZAROS, VITO PONTI, VLACHAVAS KONSTANTINE, VLACHOS N. BROS.

Best Design Prizes were awarded as follows: 1st AVANTI FURS, 2nd VITO PONTI; 3rd place was shared by VLACHAVAS KONSTANTINE and MI. AN BY PSOMAS BROS, who received an equal number of votes, while the Modern Style Prize was awarded to VLACHAVAS KONSTANTINE, VITO PONTI and MI. AN BY PSOMAS BROS. At the thrilling culmination of the Show, popular performer Takis Zacharatos marked the event through a live statement in his own entertaining way. Renowned guests and visitors to the Exhibition, as well as the general public, stated that they were thrilled.

After such international success, KASTORIAN FUR ASSOCIATION, the organizer of the Exhibition, would like to thank all domestic and international participants and renew their appointment with fur fashion for the coming spring of 2007, from 6-9 March.

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