SHANGHAI — July 5, 2012 — ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, the region’s leading textile machinery
exhibition, ended on a high note with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. The show was held
at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012.
Despite the difficult global economic climate, the third combined exhibition registered
visitorship of around 92,000 from 94 countries and economies over five days, up 12 per cent from
the 2010 show. Over twenty per cent of the visitors came from outside of China.
Of the overseas visitors, India led the pack, reflecting the rapid growth of its textile
industry. Following closely were trade visitors from Japan, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan.
Mr Stephen Combes, President of CEMATEX, said: “We are delighted with the response. The
strong turnout of visitors to the show has demonstrated that buyers in the region still remain
upbeat about the potential of the Asian textile market. It also reaffirms the reputation of ITMA
ASIA + CITME as the most effective business platform in China for the industry.”
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The combined show attracted 1,283 exhibitors from 28 countries and economies who
presented their latest textile machinery and related technology. For many exhibitors, the
exhibition was an effective platform to have face-to-face meetings and to network with industry
players from the region.
One happy exhibitor is Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH’s president, Mr Fritz Mayer. He
said: “We benefited greatly from our participation at ITMA ASIA + CITME as it had a targeted
audience and enabled us to feel the pulse of the industry. The vast majority of the visitors are
serious buyers and we are extremely happy with the business opportunities gained from this show.”
Mr Ye Maoxin, Vice President of China Hi-Tech Group Co., Ltd, commented: “We are very
satisfied with our participation in the exhibition, and the efforts made by the organisers in
bringing in quality visitors. Many of the local and overseas visitors were serious buyers. Hence,
we are pleased to continue to support future editions of the combined show.”
Delighted with the response to the ITMA ASIA + CITME series, the show owners have announced
that the collaboration will continue for the next two editions. Beijing Textile Machinery
International Exhibition Co Ltd and MP International Pte Ltd have also been re-appointed as
organiser and co-organiser, respectively of the next two shows.
Mr Wang Shutian, President of CTMA, explained, “ITMA ASIA + CITME is a vital event in the
calendar of textile machinery shows and we are very happy to continue to present the best
technologies from both east and west to Asian buyers.”
The next ITMA ASIA + CITME will be held from 16 to 20 June 2014. For more information on ITMA
ASIA + CITME, please visit www.itmaasia.com or www.citme.com.cn.
The combined show is owned by CEMATEX, together with 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).
Posted on July 18, 2012
Source: CEMATEX, CCPIT-Tex, CTMA and CIEC