ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 Sold Out
Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor
What a success: With a year to go before the show opens for the first time in China, the ITMA Asia
+ CITME 2008 exhibition is already sold out. The 3rd ITMA Asia, which will take place in Shanghai,
is scheduled to be held from 27-31 July 2008.
The 100,000 square meters (m2) of gross exhibition space at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) for the first combined show has been booked up by textile machinery manufacturers from around the world.
As applications continue to come in, the show owners European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), the Sub Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT-TEX), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China International Exhibition Center Group Corp. (CIEC) have booked additional space at SNIEC.
The Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA), a key partner of the ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 show, will bring a strong group of exhibitors to Shanghai. Space booked so far by Japanese exhibitors has already exceeded that of ITMA Asia 2005, and more bookings are likely to come.
Two new halls which are currently under construction will be ready in time for ITMA Asia + CITME 2008. This will bring the gross exhibition area to 120,000 m2 for the combined show’s debut.
Meanwhile, extensive promotions are being planned to invite buyers from the region to visit the combined show. Strict controls will also be implemented to ensure that only trade and professional visitors are admitted to the exhibition so as to create an excellent business platform for exhibitors and buyers.
CEMATEX President A. E. Roberts added, “China is a very important market for our members and they are enthusiastic about the country’s potential. As a result, they are concentrating all their marketing efforts into this milestone show.”
ITMA Asia + CITME 2008 has received support from the world’s major textile machinery associations: the American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA); CTMA; CEMATEX; JTMA; Korea Textile Machinery Association (KOTMA); and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). These associations have also pledged that the combined show will be the only exhibition in China that they will fully support in the future.
For more information, go to www.itmaasia.com.
June 19, 2007