Textile sector is at the forefront of the industrial and economic development of any country. Textile machinery is used in the fabrication and processing of fabrics. Technological advancements in the field of textile machinery have caused drastic transformation in the field of textiles. To enhance the industry, and update the textile sector with state of the art machinery, the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 event is planned.


The Event:


ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organized by MP International Pte Ltd. The event is planned for execution from 22nd June 2010 till 26th June 2010 at the 'Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. It will highlight the strength of ITMA brand, featuring A to Z of textile machinery. Machineries involved in various process of fabric manufacturing such as non-woven, spinning, knitting and garments, testing, weaving, and packing will be displayed in the event.


Earlier in 2008, a combined show 'ITMA ASIA + CITME' was launched in China, combining two shows into one mega high-quality event, strongly supported by nine CEMATEX European textile machinery associations, CTMA (China Textile Machinery Association) and JTMA (Japan Textile Machinery Association). The second combined show is planned to be held in 2010 in Shanghai.


This milestone event is jointly planned by the European textile machinery association CEMATEX, and a Chinese consortium (CCPIT sub-council of Textile Industry, CTMA - China Textile Machinery Association, and CIEC - China International Exhibition Centre Group Corp.). The partnership brings together the technological power of the CEMATEX associations and countries in Europe (ACIMIT-Italy, amec amtex-Spain, BTMA-United Kingdom, GTM-Netherlands, Swissmem-Switzerland, Symatex-Belgium, TMAS-Sweden, UCMTF-France, VDMA-Germany), and the massive market for textile innovation provided by Chinese textile producers.


While sharing his thoughts regarding the event, Mr. Edward Roberts, President of CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, stated, "Both China and India are major textile manufacturing centers and their positive economic growth is extremely good news for the industry."


Predictions from the United Nations state that global economy is likely to bounce back in 2010 with an expected growth rate of 2.4%. With silver linings seen around the globe, and textile economy showing positive signs of revival after recession, the exhibition is gaining a positive momentum. Textile industry is showing their vote of confidence by signing up for the space. With nearly 95 percent of the exhibition space already sold; the proposed event is getting a strong support from textile machinery makers from all across the globe.





In terms of sectors, spinning forms the largest, constituting around 30 per cent of the exhibit space, followed by finishing (25 per cent), knitting, garment making and textile processing (20 per cent) and weaving (15 per cent).


Exclusive Visitors Promotion Road Show:


Authorities of ITMA AIA + CITME 2010 are chalking out plans for a series of Indian visitor promotion activities including advertising, and trade publications, web based promotion, and a 12 city road show spanning all over India. The India Visitor Promotion road shows kicks off in Indore on 23 January 2010 followed by Ahmedabad on 28th January 2010 and will move to key markets such as Surat, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Madurai, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Panipat before it concludes in Bhilwara. The road shows will give a good opportunity to Indian textile machinery buyers to meet and interact with ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 organizers and finalise their plans for visiting the mega event.


The show will be China's important textile event featuring exclusive state-of-the-art textile machinery for all levels, and processes of textile making. Importers, exporters, sellers, buyers, factory owners, and retailers related to textile and fabric industry will be benefited by the event.