The Intertextile Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shenzhen have been postponed until 2023.
Organizers said in support of pandemic control measures in Shenzhen, which has recently seen an uptick in Covid-19 cases, the two fairs due to take place concurrently from Nov. 2-4 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, have been deferred to 2023.
“This was an extremely difficult decision to make, particularly given the amount of effort we have exerted to hold the November fairs successfully,” said Wilmet Shea, deputy general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., which organizes the fairs. “However, with Shenzhen continuing to enforce strict pandemic containment measures, we have a duty both to support the local authorities, as well as to ensure that participants can plan their arrangements with certainty.”
Shea said given the challenges facing the textile industry at present, “we know how important both fairs are in supporting business growth, particularly in the high potential Greater Bay Area.”
“We are therefore working in close contact with the venue to find new dates next year for Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shenzhen to return,” he added. “In the meantime, we are grateful for the support and understanding of all those involved.”
Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT) and the China Textile Information Center. Yarn Expo Shenzhen is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, CCPIT, the China Cotton Textile Association and China Chemical Fibers Association.
Earlier this month, Messe Frankfurt canceled the fall editions of the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo and merged them with Spring 2023 exhibitions. Originally scheduled to take place in October, 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 was 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.
Messe Frankfurt’s China textile fairs form a part of the company’s Texpertise Network, which consists of some 50 fairs around the world.