Shanghai Highlights Innovations

The Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai’s Pudong district will again host the biennial exhibition ITMA Asia + CITME, now in its fourth edition, June 16-20, 2014. Members of the textile industry are invited to view the latest innovations and technology available to the global textile industry.  

The event’s owners — the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX); the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT-TEX); China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA); and China International Exhibition Center Group Corp. (CIEC) — have once again selected the Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co. Ltd. (BJITME) and co-organizer MP International Pte Ltd. to choreograph the event. The Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA) also is a partner organization for in the event.  

“The opportunities presented by China’s huge market remain an attraction for machinery manufacturers from around the world,” said Charles Beauduin, CEMATEX president. “With rapid technological advances in the textile machinery industry, the market is seeing the emergence of more efficient machines at competitive prices.

“Having held three successful presentations of the ITMA Asia + CITME combined show since its launch in 2008, we are confident that the upcoming showcase will be the most effective marketing and sourcing platform for both Chinese and international textile and textile machinery manufacturers.”

ITMA Asia + CITME 2012 hosted 1,298 exhibitors and around 92,000 visitors at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Exhibitors And Visitors
ITMA Asia + CITME 2012 welcomed 1,298 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions — with China, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and Japan as the top five participating economies. Total exhibition space grossed more than 130,000 square meters. Approximately 92,000 visitors from 107 countries and regions toured the show floor during the five-day exhibition. The greatest number of overseas visitors came from Japan, India, Taiwan, Indonesia and Korea. More than 25 percent of visitors were from overseas.

Space sales increased 15 percent compared to the 2012 event, and organizers report exhibition space is sold out. In 2014, exhibitors will occupy 152,200 square meters over 13 halls. A total of 1,351 machinery manufacturers from 27 countries and regions have committed to participate in the upcoming edition. Show organizers report exhibitors from China have purchased approximately 66 percent of the floor space. Exhibitors from Europe are the next largest group participating, with more than 22 percent of the total exhibition space.

“Interest in the combined show remains extremely strong, especially from Chinese textile machinery manufacturers,” said Wang Shutian, president, CTMA. “As China’s textile industry continues its transformation, the demand for advanced machinery and technology is on the rise. This is also reflected in the current uptrend in textile machinery trade.”

ITMA Asia + CITME attendees observe a demonstration of a weaving machine on display at the 2012 show.

Product Categories
Products will be arranged into 17 chapters as follows:

  • Chapter 1 — Machinery for spinning preparation, man-made fiber production and spinning; and auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 2 — Machinery for winding, texturing and twisting; and auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 3 — Machinery for web formation, bonding and finishing of nonwovens and felting; and auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 4 — Machinery for weaving preparation, weaving and tufting machinery; and auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 5 — Knitting and hosiery machinery, auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 6 — Embroidery machinery, auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 7 — Braiding machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 8 — Machinery for washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, drying, finishing, cutting, rolling and folding; and auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 9 — Garment-making machinery, other textile processing machinery, auxiliary machinery and accessories;
  • Chapter 10 — Laboratory testing and measuring equipment and accessories;
  • Chapter 11 — Transport, handling, logistics, storing and packing equipment and accessories;
  • Chapter 12 — Equipment for recycling, waste reduction, and pollution prevention; and accessories;
  • Chapter 13 — Software for design, data monitoring, processing and integrated production;
  • Chapter 14 — Dyestuffs and chemical products for the textile industry;
  • Chapter 15 — Equipment and products to ensure machinery and plant operations;
  • Chapter 16 — Services for the textile industry; and
  • Chapter 17 — Research and educational institutions.

Visitor Promotions
ITMA Asia + CITME organizers have promoted the show to potential visitors with a series of roadshows throughout Asia. Events held in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam, as well as various venues in China including Fujian, Guangdong, Shangdong and Zhejiang provinces have generated a positive response from attendees with delegations committing to attend the trade show in June.

Visitors planning their visit to the show early can take advantage of a 40-percent discount. Badges purchased ahead of time at will receive the discount. Attendees also have the added convenience of printing badges at home before arriving at the show venue to save time waiting in registration lines.

Aiming For Success
ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 organizers reaffirm that intellectual property (IPR) infringements will not be tolerated, and stringent regulations will be enforced. The show again will operate an active IPR office onsite to assist exhibitors who have suspected patent issues. Exhibitors may photograph and film their own stands but are prohibited from photographing and filming other exhibitors’ stands.

Show organizers believe ITMA Asia + CITME’s successful track record will attract the best the textile industry has to offer and will pave the way for another successful event. “Textile machinery manufacturers are still buoyant about the Asian market, particularly China,” said Beauduin. “Investments in cost-effective technology to help the textile and garment industry stay ahead of the competition are still strong. As such, our combined show will continue to be the unrivalled marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the vibrant China market.”

“The combined show has been highly recognized by leading textile and textile machinery industry players as it offers them a reputable showcase in China for their products and services,” said Shutian. “With the stellar demand projection of Asia’s textile machinery and the steady growth of domestic demand for textile and garment, we are confident that the 2014 combined show will score another success.”

For more information about ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 or to register in advance, visit

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