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The Rupp Report: Intertextile Shanghai With Same Size

Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor

With 115,000 square meters of display space reserved in 10 halls, the 2009 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show will take place again at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center (SNIEC), October 20-23, 2009. As one of China's premier textile trade events, the show brings together exhibitors and prospective buyers in an organized manner and offers suppliers a trade platform for conducting business directly on-site.

Last year, more than 49,000 visitors from 85 countries and regions attended the well organized show, including key buyers from apparel fabrics-related importers, wholesalers, manufacturers and designers. With its diversified and extended product range, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics provides an important business framework for textile trade in China.

Gate To The Domestic Market
Organizers report the show is an ideal business platform for entering the Chinese market. Each autumn, thousands of textile fabric manufacturers show their latest designs and fabrics, including group exhibitors Invista, Lenzing, Dow and Cotton USA, which will demonstrate the various functions of their materials throughout the event. In addition to featuring key suppliers from China and abroad, the exhibition will have special overseas pavilions: Germany will present a series of high-tech fabrics; Japan, high-quality fabrics; Italy, sophisticated designs; Korea, fancy womenswear and Taiwan, functional fabrics.

Among the many fabric mill suppliers participating in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics are exhibitors from several European Union (EU) countries including Austria, Belgium, France and Great Britain. As mentioned, Italy and Germany will be present in country pavilions. The event in Shanghai plays an important role in contributing to textile trade between Asia and the EU.

Chinese Market Remains Stable
Despite the global economic crises, China's domestic consumption continues to rise, and its growth is expected to remain stable at a rate of 6.5 percent, resulting in a marketplace rich with opportunities for apparel fabrics suppliers and manufacturers. China's customs statistics reported a rise of 12.91 percent in 2008 over 2007 in textile imports from the EU. This segment of the textile and garment industry in China reflects the growth in consumer wealth demand for higher-quality fabrics.

Support From The Government
Reinforcing the region's commitment to furthering trade is the Chinese government's pledge to continue buying from the EU. China is sending buyer delegations from the textile and garment sector to visit fabric mill suppliers across the EU.  Led by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textiles (CCCT), the trips will include important industry discussions on imports, investment and brand cooperation. Many experts believe the Chinese government's support and cooperation are necessary in order to restore growth, expand trade and to help boost the overall global financial system. It also signifies the Chinese government's essential role in maintaining and developing international trade.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2009 is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT-Tex and the China Textile Information Centre. More information is available at textile@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

Source: Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

August 25, 2009