The International Textile Exhibition

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1951 Lille
BIE-class Specialized exposition
Category International specialized exposition
Name Exposition Textile Internationale
Area 15
Visitors 1,500,000
Countries 22
Country France
City Lille
Opening 28 April 1951 (1951-04-28)
Closure 20 May 1951 (1951-05-20)
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The International Textile Exhibition of 1951 was held at the ‘Grand Palais de la Foire de Lille’ in Lille, France.

The palace, which was erected in 1932, but had been damaged during the Second World War, was remodelled in time for the Expo. Georges Bidault, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and André Guillant, Secretary of State for Industry and Commerce, attended the opening ceremony of the Expo on 28 April 1951.[1] Recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions as a Specialised Expo, the event welcomed delegates from 22 countries attracted 1.5 million visitors over a period of just three weeks, and was covered by 150 journalists.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "1951 Lille". Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  2. ^ "Livre d'or de l' Exposition textile internationale, 1951". Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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