SHANGHAI — April 10, 2012 — The current challenges in the economic climate have not dampened demand
for space at the third ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition. Due to overwhelming response, the show owners
have now booked the remaining available space at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre
To be held from 12 to 16 June 2012, the combined show is owned by CEMATEX and 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).
Said Mr Stephen Combes, President of CEMATEX, “Response to this year’s combined show is
beyond our expectations. The strong demand for space attests to the effectiveness and popularity of
the combined show as well as the resilience of the textile and textile machinery industry.
“We already had a long waitlist for space by the deadline for applications, and therefore
made the decision to book the remaining space available in the venue to enable us to accommodate
around 80 companies on our waitlist.”
With the additional 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, the show will now gross over
132,000 square metres, 30% larger than the previous event in 2010. More than 1,230 exhibitors
from 27 countries and regions will take part.
Mr Wang Shutian, President of CTMA, said, “Interest in the combined show remains extremely
strong, especially from Chinese textile machinery manufacturers. As China’s textile industry
continues its transformation, the demand for advanced machinery and technology is on the rise. This
is also reflected in the current uptrend in textile machinery trade.”
The latest statistics from China Customs reveal that China’s textile machinery foreign trade
registered a year-on-year growth of 25.6% to reach US$7.6 billion in 2011; of this amount, exports
contributed US$2.25 billion while imports chalked up US$5.36 billion.
In the lead-up to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, visitor promotional efforts are gathering momentum.
Earlier, overseas promotional activities were held in Bangladesh, India and Russia. Visits to
Vietnam, Pakistan and Indonesia have been scheduled. In China, an intensive roadshow covering
Fujian, Guangdong, Henan and Shandong provinces is underway.
Visitors are advised to plan their visit early. To avoid onsite queues, badges can be
purchased online at a specially reduced rate (www.itmaasia.com and www.citme.com.cn).
The combined show is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd
and co-organised by MP International Pte Ltd. Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA) is a
special partner association of the show.
Posted on April 10, 2012
Source: CEMATEX, CCPIT-Tex, CTMA, CIEC