Asian trade fair organiser, UBM Asia said it has entered the digital textile printing trade fair market through acquisition of China (Shanghai) International Printing Industry Expo (CSTPF) from Sunexpo.
Since its launch six years ago, CSTPF has evolved into an important gathering for the digital textile printing sector and related industry professionals.
“With the rapid growth in the scale of the exhibition and the growing transaction volume, CSTPF owns the leading market position in this niche in China,” UBM said.
“The demand for revolutionary printing technology from various industries and continuous innovation in digital printing technology has made digital textile printing industry in China the next development target.
According to the fair organiser, UBM Asia is already the region's largest trade show organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.
“The acquisition of CSTPF launches UBM Asia into yet another new sector of immense potential and will also accelerate CSTPF's internationalization,” it added.
“UBM Asia and CSTPF teams will work in close collaboration with each other and the industry to build the most influential and authoritative international exhibition in the field of digital textile printing,” it noted.
Jime Essink, CEO of UBM Asia, said, “The development of digital printing has accelerated with the drive for innovation and technological transformation in China to upgrade this industry.”
“We are very pleased to welcome the CSTPF team to the UBM family and look forward to working closely with this experienced and professional team to grow the expo with UBM's strong international network," he added.
Gong Changming, general manager at CSTPF will continue to lead the CSTPF staff and the team will move into the UBM China Shanghai office.
The next CSTPF will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, China from April 14-16, 2015.
UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.
With headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets.
UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where it organises 90 exhibitions and conferences.
In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region.
UBM India teams in Mumbai,New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country. (AR)
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