Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics & Yarns Fairs reaffirms their premier trade fair status

November 04, 2005 - China

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has proved beyond doubt its position as the most important apparel textile fair in China, and one of the leading international trade fairs for the garment fabrics sector.

With over 1,500 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors in attendance, the show closed last week to ringing endorsements from both the demand and the supply sides of the industry.

The Chinese textile marketplace is an environment rich in opportunities for all who make or supply garment fabrics and accessories.

Held in China’s textile heartland, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics brings together textile and garment industry professionals from across China and all over the world, creating a comprehensive and professional marketing and sourcing platform.

Far from being a “Chinese” event, the show has garnered an international image and a reputation way beyond China’s borders.

"I have heard that it was a big show but I didn't realised how big it actually was," said Mr. Dean B. Turner, Senior Vice President Global Product Marketing for Cotton Incorporated. "China is a market with a huge potential and this fair perfectly meets our marketing strategy."

"This show's reputation has grown tremendously in Italy. Many companies have approached us to participate in the pavilion and the 54 selected organisations that are here are extremely happy with the results," said Mr. Alessandro Liberatori from the Italian Institute for ForeignTrade, organisers of the Italian Pavilion.

"China’s demand for quality textiles is strong and ever-growing. It makes perfect business sense for Italian companies to exhibit at this fair."

Covering five standard halls and one temporary, the exhibition housed a wide array of fabrics and accessories from all over the world. The atmosphere was energetic, business brisk, and visitor traffic was consistently high over all four days of the show. Foreign exhibitors were especially excited about the flourishing China market.

Click to read more on Intertextile Final Report on Fabric & Yarn Fairs.