ITMA ASIA + CITME ’21 on track for next June
Posted December 15, 2020
Preparations for the seventh edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME are underway as scheduled.
Following the completion of the stand allocation exercise, some 1,650 exhibitors have started to receive their certificate of admission and stand details from December 14.
Despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the combined show continues to receive the support of exhibitors from 25 countries, including the world’s most established textile machinery brand names.
Among the major exhibitors allocated space are: CHTC, Danis Makina, Electro-Jet, Eton Systems, Fong's, Groz-Beckert, Itema, Jeanologia, Karl Mayer, MS Printing Solutions, Muratec, Oerlikon Barmag, Picanol, Reggiani Macchine, Rieter, SDC Enterprises, Santoni, Saurer, Savio, Shima Seiki, Staubli, Toyota, Tsudakoma, Vandewiele and Vanwyk.
“We have never missed any ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition since its first edition was in Shanghai in 2008,” said Dr. Dirk Burger, CEO/CSO of Truetzschler Group. “While this has been a difficult year for everyone, we are glad that the exhibition will take place next year so that we can connect with our customers face-to-face. After all, the combined show is the most significant platform in Asia and so we still need to have a consistent presence in this important market.”
Fellow exhibitor Jordi Juani, Asia Division director of Jeanologia, agreed: “ITMA ASIA + CITME is one of the most relevant shows where we release the latest information on our products and services. Since we are focused on the Asian market, we want to be closer than ever to our customers, attending the show and giving extra support through our China team and our new hub in Hong Kong.”
The show owners, CEMATEX, and Chinese partners – the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC) – said they are pleased with the firm support and scale of the exhibition.
“The pandemic might have disrupted the world but exhibitors are eager to resume their marketing efforts,” said Ernesto Maurer, president of CEMATEX. “Therefore, the show has not suffered a significant change in support. While there have been some concerns about international business travel from some quarters, the combined show is still gearing up for a mega showcase.”
Wang Shutian, honorary president of the CTMA, concurred: “Due to the global epidemic, some overseas participants have adjusted their exhibition plans. Still, we will have the presence of internationally renowned textile machinery manufacturers. Once conditions permit, we will be embarking on roadshows to promote the exhibition.”
ITMA ASIA + CITME will take place June 12-16, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. It will be held over six halls with a gross exhibition space of 170,000 square meters. It is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-organized by ITMA Services. Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show.
The last ITMA ASIA + CITME combined show in 2018 welcomed the participation of 1,733 exhibitors from 28 countries and economies and registered a visitorship of over 100,000 from 116 countries and regions.
Sources: CEMATEX, CCPIT-Tex, CTMA and CIEC