Indo Intertex will be held in Indonesia from April 19 to 21, 2017. The event will display textile and garment machinery, knitting and hosiery machines, fabrics, yarns and garment accessories, raw materials, chemical laboratory and laundry equipment, digital textile printing machines and waste processing technology.
About 450 participants from 24 countries and 9,000 visitors are expected to attend the show. These include textile and yarn manufacturers, garment and apparel manufacturers, spinning mills, the chemicals and dyestuff industry, business consultants, chain store owners, textile and apparel traders and buyers. The event aims at finding investors for the textile and clothing industry who will build new factories. It is also intended to widen the domestic market for textiles and textile machinery products.
Indonesia wants to establish itself as a major sourcing destination for new buyers. Indonesian producers are trying to improve their capacity to meet the increasing demand and the changing market trends. Indonesia’s textile exports have seen a declining trend in the past few years. Export values reached a record high in 2011 before gradually dipping.
Electricity and logistics costs in the country are very high. Illegal import of garments and raw materials, have reduced the local industry's competitiveness, which was in its heyday in the 1990s.