The ongoing ITMA Asia + CITME being held from June 16 to 20 at Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre, China is about 15 per cent bigger than the previous edition held in 2012. It is spread over 1,52,200 sq. mt. of exhibition space. It has opened with the largest presentation of textile machinery since the series made its debut in 2008. Some 1,600 exhibitors from 28 countries are taking part. The show has emerged as the ideal platform to market cost-effective solutions to the huge Chinese market.
The show has the participation of many Chinese and international textile machinery brands. Many of the exhibitiors are showcasing advanced automation, energy efficient and environmental-friendly solutions. In terms of exhibitor number, Chinese mainland fields the biggest contingent. The other top participators are Italy, Germany, Chinese Taiwan and Japan.
Exhibits are organised into sectors based on manufacturing processes. The spinning sector occupies the largest exhibit area, followed by the washing/dyeing/bleaching/printing/finishing sectors, knitting and weaving. ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition and co-organized by MP Expositions. Japan Textile Machinery is a special partner association of the show.
The next ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition will be at Shanghai, October 24 to 28, 2016.