BEIJING — April 19, 2011 — The third edition of the combined ITMA ASIA + CITME show will be held
from 12 to 16 June 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It will continue to be the
unrivalled marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the vibrant China
According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the global market for textile machinery is
projected to reach US$20.75 billion by 2015. The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate as the
single largest market, as local governments play a pivotal role in developing initiatives to boost
textile machinery trade and bolster sales and investments.
The Asian region is forecast to emerge by 2015 as one of the fastest growing markets, spurred
on by such initiatives. In China, for example, one of the priorities under the government’s 12th
Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) is to raise the craftsmanship, techniques and equipment to reach
the international level for textile and other industry sectors.
Besides the development and application of high-technology fibres, energy-saving,
emission-reduction and environment-friendly technologies will also be the focus for China’s textile
industry in the coming years.
Mr Stephen Combes, President of CEMATEX which owns the ITMA and ITMA ASIA exhibitions, said,
“The opportunities presented by China’s huge market remain an attraction for machinery
manufacturers from around the world.
“Having held two successful presentations of the ITMA ASIA + CITME combined show in 2008 and
2010, 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 eco-friendly solutions.
“The successful track record of ITMA ASIA + CITME has helped garner huge support from major
players around the world, pointed out Mr Wang Shutian, President of China Textile Machinery
He added, “The combined show has been highly recognised by leading textile and textile
machinery industry players as it offers them a cost-effective showcase for their products and
services in Asia. With the recovery of the world economy and the beginning of China’s 12th
Five-Year Plan, we are confident that the combined show will score another success.”
ITMA ASIA + CITME is owned by CEMATEX, CTMA and its two other Chinese partners — the
Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation
(CIEC). JTMA (Japan Textile Machinery Association) is a special partner of the event.
The combined show has not only promoted textile machinery technology and machinery
effectively in Asia but, more importantly, it has strengthened cooperation between international
textile and textile machinery industries.
In addition, as a “one-stop shop” for the textile industry, the integration of the two shows
has reduced participation costs for exhibitors seeking opportunities in China’s booming textile
Despite the global financial crisis, the last ITMA ASIA + CITME combined show in 2010
attracted 1,171 exhibiting companies. The exhibition covered 103,500 square metres, and the
five-day show received more than 82,000 professional visitors from 99 different countries and
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co
Ltd and co-organised by MP International Pte Ltd. Application for space is now open. The
deadline for registration is 15 October 2011. Those interested in exhibiting can obtain more
Posted on April 26, 2011
Source: China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA)