The global pandemic has certainly wreaked havoc on travel, and international trade shows have felt the pinch.
The virus outbreak’s latest chapter forced Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shenzhen to defer its upcoming event.
The fairs were due to take place from Dec. 8-10 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. They had already been postponed once from their original early-November date.
“The organizers of Intertextile Apparel and Yarn Expo have made the difficult decision to postpone the Shenzhen editions in order to support government efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., said.
“While we cannot hold the fairs as planned in December under the current circumstances, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our stakeholders for their patience and continued support, and we look forward to providing effective business trading platforms for the industry in 2022 in both Shanghai and Shenzhen,” Wen added.
Organizers said further details will be announced at a later date.
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, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT, China Cotton Textile Association, China Chemical Fibers Association and China Knitting Industrial Association.
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds, with headquarters in Frankfurt and 29 subsidiaries around the world. Its wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. The company is owned by the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hesse.
Meanwhile, Gartex Texprocess India, a B2B exhibition for garment and textile manufacturing, made a comeback with its first hybrid edition in the post-pandemic market, alongside Screen Print India last week in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
With an aim to support local businesses in the road to recovery, Gartex Texprocess India, organized by Messe Frankfurt India & MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd., came about as India’s textile sector is set to grow 300 percent in the next two years to $300 million, according to ratings firm Infomerics Valuation and Rating.
Buyers witnessed live product demonstrations of the latest innovative machines and solutions offered by the sellers’ network with leading players from the industry. More than 100 brands were on the show floor, including AURA, Baba Machines, ColorJet India Ltd., Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments Pvt Ltd., Jaysynth Dyestuff (India) and Morgan Tecnica.
A major center of attraction at Gartex Texprocess India was the Denim Show, featuring top trends and advancements in the world of denim, showcased by manufacturers such as Creora, Arvind Ltd., Raymond UCO Denim Pvt Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd., Ginni International and Jindal Worldwide.
The Digital Symposium of Gartex Texprocess India also showcased experts from the industry sharing insights on pressing topics from “Finding a Solution to Sustainable Garment Manufacturing” to “Carbon Neutrality in Denim Industry.”