"The recent Yarn Expo in Shanghai offered three days of uninterrupted trendsetting sourcing platform for textile, yarns, and fibre companies across the globe. The yarn and fibre sector’s leading global event has been lauded as an effective sourcing platform. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115 per cent, accommodating 494 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. The three-day show from October 11 to 13, attracted 17,185 trade visitors from 83 countries and regions."
The recent Yarn Expo in Shanghai offered three days of uninterrupted trendsetting sourcing platform for textile, yarns, and fibre companies across the globe. The yarn and fibre sector’s leading global event has been lauded as an effective sourcing platform. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115 per cent, accommodating 494 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. The three-day show from October 11 to 13, attracted 17,185 trade visitors from 83 countries and regions. Speaking about the continuous success of the fair, Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK), said, “We have been striving to make Yarn Expo the most comprehensive and effective global trade platform by bringing a wide range of quality suppliers together. As the market grows steadily every year, our show has now become the must-attend event for the industry.”
Both exhibitors and buyers agreed that Yarn Expo is the ideal platform for business, with most of them also showing optimism towards the market in the coming year. On the one hand, suppliers were happy to see that there is strong demand for their products at the show. Not only could they connect with existing customers, but new buyers as well. On the other hand, buyers were content about their sourcing journey considering the fair offered a wide range of products with high quality and competitive price.
Neeraj Gupta, Representative, PT. Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk, Indonesia said, “The first two days were busy for us as many visitors came to our booth. Some of them even placed orders onsite. This is one of the biggest yarn fairs in the world, so we expect to meet both Chinese and overseas customers here. The market in Asia and China is booming compared to other parts of the world, so there is big potential for our company to develop here.” Agreed Jong Soo Chang, Junior Manager, Posco Daewoo Corp., Korea who said, “We are cotton spinners with two mills in Uzbekistan. We have already met a number of our target buyers in the first day, so we have actually made some progress already. They are interested in cotton yarn from Uzbekistan as it is attractive in terms of price and quality. Yarn Expo is the only exhibition that we chose because it is one of the largest yarn shows in the world.” Similarly, Cuu Do Xuan, Marketing Director, Hanam Textile Company, Vietnam, remarked, “We have attended this exhibition for many years. We have already received 15 orders during the first day. The fair is very good for us as we can meet new customers every time.” Su Bo, Vice General Manager, Yiwu Huading Nylon Co, China, elaborated, “The market is showing positive feedback to us this year as we have met a lot of visitors and successfully received onsite orders. We rarely join other exhibitions except Yarn Expo. Here we can meet high-end domestic and overseas customers. Yarn Expo helps us to expand our sales channels and learn about current market demand. The show also connects the entire industry and facilitates our business.”
Ketan Shah, Marketing Head (Brands & Retail), Indo Liberty Textiles, Indonesia, informed, he had met a couple of potential customers who showed interest in their products. “Most of the buyers that came to us are new ones. They are professional with clear objectives in mind. This fair is an ideal platform for us to open up the Chinese market as we can meet many buyers from all over China.” Peter Dong, Marketing Director, Aditya Birla Group, China, managed to connect with target customers this edition, and some of them are even new to them. “A lot of fabrics and apparel companies visited our booth and wanted to know more about our fibres. Our products are eco-friendly and differentiated, so there is big potential for them in China,” he added.
Much like exhibitors, visitors too were also elated with the products and services on display. Ragheed Abbas, Sales Manager, TIBA. For Agencies (S.A.E.), Egypt, opined, “This is one of the most famous yarn exhibitions in Asia that I must attend. The Chinese suppliers here are really attractive to me as they suit my requirements. There is a wide range of options that are in good quality, reasonably priced and innovative. I have met some potential exhibitors that I am likely to place some orders with after the show.”
Similarly, Ricardo J Fischer, Textile Agent, Argentina, got the opportunity to meet some good suppliers from Indonesia, India and Vietnam. The show is comprehensive with different kinds of products including cotton yarns and specialty yarns available. Fischer came here to search for new suppliers for long term business, and it is definitely helpful. Andy Chu Sun Wah, Representative, World Knits Ltd, Mauritius, said, “Each time we come, we find around 10 new suppliers and eventually manage to have further cooperation with around four of them. I can tell you that this show helps us a lot. The manufacturers here are diverse and they show us great ideas on innovative production. The show always meets my expectations. We’ve also been to the trend area and it’s very fruitful. This is a five-star visit.”
Michelle Niu, Representative, Jining Boda Textile Co, China, explained the Yarn Expo has long been the most professional trade exhibition in China. It is the only occasion where you can find quality overseas yarn suppliers. For Leslie ZHANG, Representative, Kinger (Hong Kong) Ltd, Hong Kong, Yarn Expo is one of the biggest shows in the world. It is useful to source suitable raw materials and quality suppliers. With such pathbreaking performance, the next Spring Edition of Yarn Expo, promises to be grander and is slated to be held from March 14 – 16, 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).