Originally scheduled to take place in next month, the two fall fairs will now be combined with next year’s spring editions, to be held from March 8-10. Organizers said the decision is due to the ongoing pandemic control measures in Shanghai, while the move will also integrate industry resources more efficiently and provide more certainty to exhibitors in their planning.
“We know how important the autumn sourcing season is for textile buyers and suppliers, but as a responsible trade fair organizer, we hold a commitment both to our participants and the local authorities that extends beyond the fairground,” said Wilmet Shea, deputy general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “Given the ongoing pandemic control measures in Shanghai, and after consultations with key stakeholders, we have decided that deferring the autumn fairs to next spring is the most appropriate arrangement for the textile industry.”
Shea said while Messe Frankfurt has looked to find an appropriate timeslot later this year for the fall shows to be held, any postponement would congest the trade fair calendar by placing them too close to the Shenzhen editions of Intertextile Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo in November, as well as the spring editions in Shanghai next March.
Between now and next spring, the Shenzhen editions of Intertextile Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo will offer textile suppliers and buyers the opportunity to expand their business in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area, a fast-growing hub for high-end fashion.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, or CCPIT, and the China Textile Information Center. The co-organizers of Yarn Expo are Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and the CCPIT.
Messe Frankfurt’s China textile fairs form a part of the company’s Texpertise Network, which consists of some 50 fairs around the world. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hesse, Germany.