ITMA Asia + CITME, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, is set for its 7th edition in Shanghai from October 15-19, 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. Space application has now opened online for the fair, which will continue to be unrivalled marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the China market.

ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 is being organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services. Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show, which is owned by 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).

“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,” said CEMATEX president Fritz P Mayer.

“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,” he added.

The successful track record of ITMA Asia + CITME has helped garner huge support from major players around the world, according to Wang Shutian, honorary President of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA).

“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,” Shutian added.

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. Applications for space will close on February 28, 2020.