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Shanghai – Despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 is continuing to receive the support of exhibitors from 25 countries, including the world’s most established nonwovens machinery brand names.

Preparations for the seventh edition of the joint show 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 14 December 2020.

Outlining his company's position, Dr Dirk Burger, CEO/CSO of Truetzschler Group, said: “We have never missed any ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition since its first edition was in Shanghai in 2008. 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 in 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), are pleased with the firm support and scale of the exhibition.

Mr Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, explained: “The pandemic might have disrupted the world but exhibitors are eager to resume their marketing efforts. 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.”

Mr Wang Shutian, Honorary President of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) agreed: “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 from 12 to 16 June 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. It will be held over 6 halls with a gross exhibition space of 170,000 square metres. It is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised 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.

For more updates, please visit www.itmaasia.com or www.citme.com.cn.

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