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Successful ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

Around 100,000 visitors from 102 countries came to Shanghai to attend what appears to be the largest combined show for textile and textile machinery.

30th June 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

The five-day ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 trade fair for textiles and textile machinery concluded successfully at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre on 20 June 2014, attracting around 100,000 visitors from 102 countries.

Some 80% of the visitors were from China and over 20% came from overseas, with India, Japan, Chinese Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Turkey at the top.

High quality visitors

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).

Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX, said: “Most of our exhibitors were delighted with the high-quality trade visitors. The success of the show reinforces the reputation of ITMA ASIA + CITME as the most effective business platform in China and indeed the whole of Asia.”

Largest combined show

The total gross exhibition area at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 exceeded 150,000 square metres, making it the largest combined show to date, according to CEMATEX. The show featured almost 1,600 exhibitors from 28 countries.

Wang Shutian, President of CTMA, commented: “The 2014 exhibition showcased a comprehensive range of technologies from around the world. ITMA ASIA + CITME has now emerged as the must-visit event for Asian buyers sourcing a wide range of solutions to help them be more competitive. Hence, the products on display included those that boost automation and energy-saving features.”

Rapid increase

In terms of exhibit space, Chinese exhibitors top the list, boosted by rapid increase in Chinese textile machinery manufacturing capacity and development.

They were followed by participants from Germany, Japan, Italy and Switzerland. The biggest exhibit sector was spinning, followed by washing/dyeing/bleaching/printing/finishing, knitting and weaving.

The 2016 exhibition will be held at the new National Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Hongqiao business district of Shanghai from 24-28 October 2016.

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