CAITME was held in Uzbekistan from September 13 to 15, 2017. This is an exhibition of textile machinery and was attended by 353 companies from 22 countries including Austria, Germany, India, Spain, Italy, China, South Korea, and Japan. From China there were 65 participating companies, from Turkey 56 and from Germany 36. These were the most active participants at the exhibition this year.
The exhibition saw a growth up to 35 per cent as compared to the previous year. The whole range of equipment and technologies for the textile and light industry starting from yarn production to packaging of readymade garments and knitwear was showcased at the exhibition. Many companies had arranged live demonstrations of machines and equipment and delivered master classes at their stands.
The sewing and embroidery equipment sector was one of the most popular among participants and professional visitors. Twenty companies from all over the world presented products which contribute to employment for a great number of unemployed women and strengthen the potential of small business.
Held alongside CAITME was Textile Expo. This presented textiles, semi-finished products and ready garments and apparel of leading companies from Uzbekistan, China, Turkey, Belarus and Russia. Uzbekistan’s textile and light industry is favoured through availability of raw materials, including cotton fiber and silk, an amicable environment for doing business, a package of benefits and privileges for investors and overall political and macroeconomic stability of the country.