Record Success: ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022 Draws 100,000 Visitors To Shanghai
ITMA ASIA + CITME concluded successfully on November 23, 2023, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. The five-day combined exhibition featured an exciting showcase of textile machinery from the entire manufacturing value chain, attracting strong participation from textile professionals eager to explore the latest automation and sustainable technologies.
The eighth combined exhibition welcomed a visitorship of 100,000 from 105 countries and regions. Local Chinese visitors from 31 provinces and cities formed the largest group, followed by India, Taiwan, South Korea, Bangladesh and Iran. Visitors from outside mainland China accounted for more than 13 per cent of the total, with a significantly higher number of overseas delegations, including more than a dozen large buyer groups, compared to previous editions.
Exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022 were impressed by the turnout. Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Polymer Processing Solutions Division and Chief Sustainability Officer of the Oerlikon Group, said: “We can look back on a successful show where we were able to meet many of our customers, not only from China but also from Pakistan, India and Indonesia.”
More than 1,500 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions participated in the exhibition, covering over 160,000 square metres. Many local and international brand names staged product launches that were well-received by visitors.
Fritz Legler, Textile Marketing Officer of Stäubli, commented: “We enjoyed a tremendous level of high-quality customer traffic at our booth. Our automation technology in warp preparation, the latest generation of shedding solutions for high-speed weaving machines, as well as carpet weaving systems, received acclamation from our Chinese and international customers.”
Cédric Schlicher, Director, Fil Control, also averred: “What an exciting moment for us to be back in Shanghai for ITMA Asia! The show was beyond our expectations and allowed us to meet our partners in China and build relationships with new ones.”
Show owners, 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) – were elated at the results of the combined exhibition.
According to the show owners, the high-quality showcase by two established ITMA and CITME textile machinery exhibition brands contributed to the success. The extensive outreach programmes to more than 300 business associations and industrial clusters, media partnerships, roadshows and other promotional programmes also yielded positive results.
The next ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition will be held from October 14 to 18, 2024, at the NECC Shanghai. It is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co. Ltd., and co-organized by ITMA Services.