Applications for a space at the next combined ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition are now open. The sixth event of its kind will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, from 26th-30th October 2018.

Owned by CEMATEX, next year's event is anticipated to keep the standard of exhibitors as high as ever, with CEMATEX's President, Mr Fritz P. Mayer saying, “The combined showcase is highly appreciated by leading textile machinery industry players as it offers them a cost-effective platform for their products and services in Asia. In today’s global market, textile makers are sourcing innovative solutions and upgrading their facilities. The drive for better technological solutions is expected to grow in Asia, especially China. Hence, we are confident that all leading brand names will continue to have a large presence in this credible showcase.”

Discussing the innovation and evolution of the industry, Mr Wang Shutian, President of China Textile Machinery Association says, “Rising labour costs and the need to stay competitive in a challenging business environment have spawned the demand for intelligent manufacturing. Using advanced information and communication technology allows effective integration of the entire textile and garment production processes. Such seamless integration will enable manufacturers to be more responsive to customers’ specific requirements.”

The last ITMA ASIA + CITME combined show in 2016 showcased 1,673 exhibitors from 28 economies and welcomed over 100,000 visitors from 102 countries and regions.

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services. The Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show.

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