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ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 ended on a successful note

Jul 02, 2021
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 ended on a successful note


The seventh combined exhibition, ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020, attracted more than 65,000 visitors in 5 days. The fair ended on a successful note after a delay of about 8 months.  It was observed that the visitors were excited to have face-to-face contact with local buyers from the world’s largest textile manufacturing hub. They were more excited because for many of them it was the first fair they had attended post-epidemic economic recovery in China. Overseas visitors who traveled from outside Shanghai were also a part of the event.

According to Yang Zengxing, General Manager, Karl Mayer, the group was satisfied with the participation of the visitors in ITMA ASIA + CITME. He also said that there were a few visitors from overseas but still, the overall participation was good. He told that the visitors who had come to their stand were majorly decision-makers and they were very much interested in the exhibits, so were involved in deep discussions with the team. He was also hopeful, that the group will receive more projects in the future because of the exhibition.

According to Alessio Zunta, Business Manager, MS Printing Solutions, the team was humbled to be a part of the exhibition.  He also told that with this exhibition, the company was able to meet its old and new customers and also launched its latest printing machine. This new machine received very positive feedback at the exhibition. He was also happy to see the recovery in the Chinese market.

As per the data, the combined exhibition attracted 1,237 exhibitors from 20 countries. The survey conducted showed that there were 1,000 exhibitors. Around 60% of the respondents said that they were happy with the quality of visitors, 30% reported that they could conclude their business deals, and more than 60% estimated sales ranging from RMB300,000 to over RMB3 million within the next six months.

As per Satoru Takakuwa, Manager, Sales and Marketing Department, Textile Machinery, TSUDAKOMA Corp, the group received more customers than was expected, despite the pandemic scenario. It was also said that the demand for efficient production and labour-saving technologies is on the rise in China because of increasing costs every year.

Another exhibitor, Lorenzo Maffioli, Managing Director, Itema Weaving Machinery, China, said that ITMA Asia + CITME has always been an important platform for the company because it is located in a pivotal market like China. This year it was all the more special because post-pandemic it was the first time the company has represented itself in an international exhibition. He also said that despite the restrictions due to Covid-19, a good number of qualified visitors were present at the booth. He also said that the organizers had guaranteed a safe environment for both exhibitors and guests and they were able to manage the event in a very efficient way.

The show owners, CEMATEX and other Chinese partners CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), CTMA, and CIEC were happy with the outcome of the combined exhibition. They also appreciated the participants for their cooperation and support because of which the event was a success.

According to Wang Shutian, President, China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), the Chinese industry has entered a stage of substantial development and enterprises are investing greatly in high-end manufacturing technologies and sustainable solutions for the textile industry. Ernesto Maurer, President, CEMATEX said that the event was a success because of the support from exhibitors, visitors, and partners. The textile industry is happy to progress post the pandemic phase. There is a need to expand production capacity due to which textile manufacturers are planning to invest in new machinery so as to stay competitive. He also welcomed Asian buyers to the next show, who couldn’t make it this time due to travel restrictions.

It was said that the next ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition will be held from 20 to 24 November 2022 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co., Ltd will be organizing the event and ITMA services are going to be a co-organizer.

Source – Press release of "ITMA Asia"

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