Textile Technology section
ITMA Asia + CITME: strong showcase for next event in June 2021
Despite impacts in the global economic situation due to the corona pandemic, textile machinery makers remain confident about the long-term prospects of the textile industry in Asia, especially China.
For the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME on June 12-16, 2021 in Shanghai/China, over 1,600 exhibitors have already registered at the close of application period according to the show owners the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (Cematex), Zurich/Switzerland, and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC).
Successful applicants will be receiving their certificate of admission and details of their booth space in December 2020. The applicants, coupled with the strong support from various partners and industry associations, have given the combined show a clear indication yet of a successful showing.
Ernesto Maurer, President of Cematex, said: “We are very pleased to see so many companies booking with confidence as the industry moves forward to meet the growing demand of a post-pandemic economy. The Asian region continues to be a bright spot for businesses which are seeking new markets and growth opportunities in challenging times.”
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ITMA Asia + CITME postponed to June 2021
Due the current coronavirus pandemic, ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 has been rescheduled to June 12-16, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC), Shanghai/China, despite receiving strong response from exhibitors. Originally the show shoud have been held in October 2020.
“We seek your understanding as this decision has been made with the safety and health concerns of the participants and partners in mind. The global economy has been severely affected by the pandemic. On a positive note, the International Monetary Fund has predicted that there would be global economic growth at 5.8 % next year. Hence, it is more prudent to look at a date around mid of next year”, said Fritz P. Mayer, President of the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, Zurich/Switzerland, owner of the show.
In spite of the pandemic, at the close of space application, almost all the space reserved at NECC has been filled. The show owners will create a wait list for the late applicants and if necessary, to secure additional exhibition space from the venue to accommodate more exhibitors.