Posted on May 28, 2016

An exclusive networking event held in the lead up to Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, gathered female fashion enthusiasts, designers, businesswomen, exhibitors, and fashion bloggers. The event sought to offer a networking platform for fashion-conscious women, including designers, exhibitors and entrepreneurs, to discuss the latest design trends and capitalise on business opportunities.’Heya’, which returns in its 9th edition, provides a high-profile platform for established and up-and-coming local and Khaliji designers to display their latest creations in a fashion-forward market.

“I’m very fortunate to have attended the networking event for Heya. It gave me a good insight into all the exciting developments taking shape in the build up to the big event starting on the 2nd of June. Quite simply ‘Heya’ is in a class of its own and as a fashion enthusiast and exhibitor at Heya, I was privileged to meet up with designers, entrepreneurs and other industry experts and share ideas and new trends. I found it a great platform for networking,” said Ms. Elizabeth Reiss, Brand Manager, Debaj one of the exhibitors who were present at the event.

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Attendees were able to get a sneak peak of the preparations for the ‘Heya’ exhibition, which will offer the latest designs of abayas, kaftans, jalabiyas, veils and gowns, as well as accessories including belts, bags and shoes. The owner of Design Creationz was delighted to say “We can’t wait for the launch of the 9th edition of Heya. This event is certainly going to live up to its reputation as Qatar’s biggest and most popular showcase of traditional Arabic attire. We were thrilled to give the attendees a sneak-peak of the preparations and be able to network with various representatives of the fashion industry. It is truly an honour to be supporting creative minds and fashion entrepreneurs alike.”

In addition to networking events, ‘Heya’ organisers are running several side-events in the lead up to the opening of the main exhibition. A GCC roadshow to showcase the exhibition to regional exhibitors and designers has visited Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait. According to organisers, 200 exhibitors from Qatar and around the Gulf have confirmed their participation. Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition is Qatar’s most popular showcase of abayas and modern designs inspired by traditional Arabic attire. It will return between 2 and 6 June 2016 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The exhibition is organised by Qatar Tourism Authority and delivered by Design Creationz. Doors will open daily from 10am to 10pm.