Since 2008, the combined show “ITMA ASIA + CITME” has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the ITMA brand and China’s most important textile event -CITME. This move to combine the two shows into one mega high-quality event is strongly supported by all nine CEMATEX European textile machinery associations, including the Swedish Textile Machinery Association (TMAS), CTMA (China Textile Machinery Association) and JTMA (Japan Textile Machinery Association
According to show owners CEMATEX and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC), the mega textile machinery exhibition will continue to be the unrivaled marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the vibrant Chinese market.
CEMATEX President Fritz P. Mayer says, “Despite the economic slowdown of the Chinese market, the opportunities presented by China continue to be attractive for machinery manufacturers from around the world due to the sheer size of its market.
“Having held six successful presentations of the ITMA ASIA+CITME combined show since 2008, we are confident that the upcoming exhibition will create enhanced and new marketing and networking opportunities for both Chinese and international textile and textile machinery manufacturers, especially those offering intelligent manufacturing, innovative products and smart solutions.”
The successful track record of ITMA ASIA+CITME has helped garner huge support from major players around the world, pointed out Wang Shutian, Honorary President of the China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA).
He added, “ITMA ASIA+CITME has set a high standard for textile machinery exhibitions in China and the rest of Asia. It is the sole exhibition that admits only manufacturers of products and technologies of textile machinery as exhibitors in China. Our members in China fully support the event, and we will be working closely with all leading industry associations and their members to ensure that the combined show continues to be a cost-effective showcase for their products and services in Asia.”
As China’s textile industry continues its transformation, textile makers are sourcing for innovative solutions and upgrading their facilities to compete in today’s challenging global market. The drive for better technological solutions is expected to grow in Asia, especially China.
ITMA ASIA+CITME 2020 is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co., Ltd. and co-organized by ITMA Services. Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show.