ITMA Asia + CITME owners — CEMATEX; China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA); the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; and China Exhibition Centre Group Corp. — report nearly 1,000 machinery manufacturers have applied to exhibit at the show, to be held October 21-25, 2016, at the new National Exhibition And Convention Centre in Shanghai.
“We have seen a greater number of Chinese manufacturers signing up to exhibit at the combined show this year,” said Gu Ping, vice president, CTMA. “Interestingly, nearly 30 percent of the applicants are first-time participants.”
China’s textile industry is driven to remain competitive, and continues to invest in new machinery and technology. According to CTMA, there were a total of 15,235 projects in 2015 amounting to an investment of 1.09 trillion yuan.
In 2014, the event hosted approximately 1,600 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors.
“In view of these positive trends, which will spawn demand for better technologies, and the resounding success of the 2014 combined show, we are confident that participation in the upcoming show will be outstanding,”Gu Ping said.
Space applications for ITMA Asia + CITME 2016 close at the end of February.