SHANGHAI, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Being one of the world's largest textile machinery exhibitions in 2013, the 16th International Exhibition on the Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2013) successfully dropped its curtain on June 13, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. The exhibition not only gathered the latest technological achievements and showcased textile machinery and equipment for the next five to 10 years, but also provided the best sourcing and exchange platform for industry buyers to learn top-notch technology and get creative inspiration.
The four day show recorded 53,183 local and overseas professional trade visitors and buyers from 79 countries and regions who visited and sourced at the show, in which 9.7 percent were overseas visitors. Top 10 countries and regions were: Korea, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Turkey, and Thailand.
Worldwide VIP Guests Gathered at ShanghaiTex 2013
During the opening day, Mr. Yang Ji Chao, Vice President of the China Textile Industry Association, Mr. Xi Shi Ping, Chairman of the Shanghai Textile Association, Mr. Wang Lie, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council, Mr. Du Shuang Xin, President of the Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center, Mr. Feng Ya Pei, Vice President of Shangtex Holding Co., Ltd., Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., and Mr. Gu Chun Ting, President of Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. joined together with other honorary guests to attend the show. They visited and learnt the latest products from key exhibitors.
Despite the downward trend of the current textile market's development and the clashing of ShanghaiTex 2013's show dates with the Chinese "Dragon Boat Festival" holiday, buyers continued showing confidence in the Chinese economy and ShanghaiTex. The show attracted numerous buyers and it reaffirmed ShanghaiTex's role as the world's top textile machinery exhibition. At the show, printing, knitting, digital printing machinery as well as equipment with environmental friendly, automatic features garnered the most attention. The transaction amounts received by some exhibitors were over pre-show expectations.
Gala Event with Quality Buyers
Being a well-established and international exhibition of the textile industry, ShanghaiTex has been serving the industry for 30 years. Focusing on business effectiveness, the show offers buyers with a one-stop sourcing and exchanging platform, which attracts numerous local and overseas buyers and associations to visit the show. ShanghaiTex 2013 was fully supported by textile industrial associations of various provinces such as Jiangsu, Fujian, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Xinjiang, Hunan, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, and Shanghai. Among them, leaders from Fujian Changle brought a delegation of 150 visitors to attend and source at the show. Also, the Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce-Ladies Wear Branch, the Jiangsu Textile Fashion Color Association / Jiangsu Textile, the Shandong International Business Association Knitting Branch, the Qinghe Cashmere Industry Entrepreneurship Chamber of Commerce, the Shanghai Textile Trade Association / China Eastern Silk Market, the Hangzhou Textile Association, and China's Inknet.cn sourcing group visited ShanghaiTex for the first time while the Zhang Cha Knitting Association and Nanhai Knitting Association attended the show again. Corporate representatives included the Henan Textile Zone, Jiangsu Sunshine Group, Luthai Group, Ningbo MH Group, Jiangsu Shen Hong Group, Jiangsu White Rabbit Group, HM Textile (Changshu) Inc., Hangzhou Hangmin Damei Dyeing, Zhejiang Dongyang Aoya Elastic, Wuxi Qianzhou Printing & Dyeing, Fountain Set (Holdings), Xiongying Knitting and Dyeing (Changshu), and more organized delegations to visit the show. ShanghaiTex 2013 also attracted overseas buyer delegations, including the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Hong Kong & Kowloon Spinning Weaving and Dyeing Trade Workers General Union as well as buyer delegations from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, France, and others. Their presence proved the strength of the show. Some compliments were received from visitors:
"The organizers of ShanghaiTex were enthusiastic and dedicated to serving textile industry, which gave visitors a fruitful experience. We hope that the show can provide a quality platform for textile industry continuously!" [Mr. Zhao Fu Qing, Executive Chairman of the Hainan Textile Association]
"ShanghaiTex is our most important and a must-visit exhibition. It provides a platform for us to meet old friends and find new suppliers, which satisfies our sourcing needs." [Mr. Zhao Yue Ping, Equipment Department of Jiangsu Sunshine Group Co., Ltd.]
"We visit ShanghaiTex every year, where our group will set up a new production line and renew our equipment. We can find all the equipment that we want in this show. We wish ShanghaiTex a good show in future!" [Mr. Zhang Xue Rong, Manager of Production and Operation Department of the Ningbo MH Group]
"ShanghaiTex is a professional exhibition, which can satisfy the sourcing needs of enterprises. The themes of energy saving, environmental friendly, and new technology are the highlights of this show. It offers an excellence platform for us to learn latest information of the textile industry." [Mr. Ji Ping, Research Center of HM Textile (Changshu) Inc.]
"It is my first time to visit ShanghaiTex, and the new theme zone, "Digital Printing Machinery Zone," can meet market demand and it showcases latest digital textile printing technology." [Mr. Kraisin Kunlayavnai, Director of CCP Textile (Thailand)]
"Exhibitors at ShanghaiTex 2013 are of a very good quality. It provides an excellent trading platform for the textile industry. I will definitely visit the next edition of ShanghaiTex." [Mr. Nguyen Quang Minh, Director of Troung Minh Company Limited (Vietnam)]
"I have visited ShanghaiTex for many times, and we can meet lots of Chinese exhibitors and find any kind of textile machinery that we are looking for at the show. I will visit the next ShanghaiTex in 2015!" [Mr. S Woentono, President Director of HAPETE (Indonesia)]
High Professionalism Leads the Textile Industry
ShanghaiTex has been successfully held 15 times. Its internationalism, professionalism, and business effectiveness have been reflected and reaffirmed by exhibitors. The organizers have conducted in-depth interviews with some exhibitors and found out that they received numerous orders and buyers' enquiries onsite. Some compliments were received from exhibitors:
"We have been exhibiting at ShanghaiTex for many times. Although the show is held during a public holiday in China, it still attracted lots of visitor flow. We have received quite a lot of orders onsite, which are more than our expectations. We are planning to expand our exhibiting area at the next ShanghaiTex." [Mr. Xiao Ming Cheng, General Manager of Nanjing Printpretty Digital Technology Co., Ltd.]
"We have consecutively joined ShanghaiTex for five times. It gives us an excellent trading platform. We have received orders during the show period and are satisfied with customers' enquiries. We hope to have a more in-depth collaboration with organizers in the future." [Mr. Zhu Jun, Marketing Manager of Changzhou Runyuan Warp Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd.]
"It's our first time joining ShanghaiTex. Thanks to the help from Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., ShanghaiTex 2013 showcased lots of top notch textile machinery and we are glad to see middle to high-end automation technology applied. With the rapid development of China's textile industry, we wish ShanghaiTex a good show in the future." [Mr. Chen Hong Ye, Manager of Promotion and Strategic Department of Suzhou lnovance Technology Co., Ltd.]
"We are very satisfied with the visitor flow. Every morning, there are a lot of visitors coming in and we are really busy. We will certainly join the next ShanghaiTex in 2015!" [Dr. Pietro Prosino, President of Prosino S.r.l (Italy)]
A Series of Splendid Activities Keeping Abreast of the Trend
The organizers arranged over 20 concurrent activities based on current market trends onsite, including: the "Latest Textile Technology Forum" on June 10-12, the "2014-2015 Sportswear Design & Trends Forum" on June 10, the press conference on "Waterless Dyeing & Transfer Printing Technology" on June 10, the symposium on "New Equipment, Technologies & Products of Weaving" on June 11, "A New Approach for Environmental Friendly Printing Solution" by Kornit Digital on June 11, the "Digital Printing Technology Seminar Series (11 seminars)," "the Digital Garment Printing Zone By Kornit Digital," "Knitting In Style - V Home Decor Exhibition Tour," the "Fashionable Yarns Showcase," and more. The keynote speakers shared the in-depth analysis and views on green industrial developments, new trends, innovative technology, the connection between upstream and downstream, and others, which established an information exchange platform for exhibitors and buyers to connect and create more cooperative opportunities.
The 16th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2013) showcased numerous top-notch machines, technologies, and materials at a 100,000 square meters exhibiting area. The show gathered 1,000 quality local and overseas exhibitors from 25 countries and regions that collaborated with four pavilions, including Italy, Germany, Korean, and Taiwan.
ShanghaiTex is being held biennially in the odd-numbered years in Shanghai, PR China and is sponsored by Shangtex Holding Co., Ltd., the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council, and the China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce. ShanghaiTex 2013 is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center, and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center
Mr. Hong Qizhen
Tel: (86 21) 62775353
Fax: (86 21) 62270002
Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Mr. Zhong Yi
Tel: (86 21) 6279 2828
Fax: (86 21) 6545 5124
Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.
Ms. Alice Tsang / Ms. Grace Lau
Tel: (852) 2516 3340 / 2516 3363
Fax: (852) 2516 5024
SOURCE Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.