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5th November 2018, Shanghai

ITMA Asia + CITME confirms leading position

ITMA Asia + CITME 2018, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, ended successfully after five days of exciting product demonstrations and business networking, according to organisers.

The sixth combined exhibition welcomed over 100,000 visitors from 116 countries and regions, with an increase of 10% from domestic visitors compared to the 2016 show. About 20% of visitors came from outside of China.

The total exhibition area at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 grossed 180,000 square metres and spanned seven halls. A total of 1,733 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions demonstrated their latest technological products that focussed on automation and sustainable production.

In terms of overseas participants, Indian visitors topped the list, reflecting the strong growth of its textile industry. Following closely were trade visitors from Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Bangladesh.

Mr Fritz P. Mayer, President of CEMATEX, said: “Response to the combined show has been very strong. There was a larger pool of qualified buyers and most of our exhibitors were able to achieve their business objectives. We are delighted with the positive outcome from our latest event.”

Mr Wang Shutian, President of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), added: “The strong turnout of visitors to the combined show reinforces the reputation of ITMA Asia + CITME as the most effective business platform in China for the industry. We shall continue to do our best to present the best technologies from both east and west to Chinese and Asian buyers.”

The total exhibition area at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 grossed 180,000 square metres and spanned seven halls. A total of 1,733 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions demonstrated their latest technological products that focussed on automation and sustainable production.

Following the successful staging of the 2018 edition, the next ITMA Asia + CITME will be held in October 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai.

The combined show is owned by CEMATEX, together with its Chinese partners – the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China International Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC). It is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services.

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