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ShanghaiTex 2015: Professional textile machinery event addressing sustainable development of textile industry.

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The 17th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (here in after as "ShanghaiTex 2015"), one of the world's most prestigious textile machinery exhibitions and the prime biennial industry event in China, was successfully concluded on 18-June at Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Inspite of the inclement weather with heavy rains in Shanghai during the show period, crowds of visitors were seen at the show. The 4-day Show (Jun 15 18) recorded 55,049 local and international trade visitors and buyers from 66 countries and regions, of which 6% were overseas buyers.

Exhibitors showcased environment friendly technology

With the theme of Going Green with Automation, Creating Sustainable Solutions for Textile Industry', ShanghaiTex 2015 created a platform to showcase the latest textile technology, networking and trading. The show was supported by over 1,200 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions.

The exhibitors highly appreciated the professionalism and business value of ShanghaiTex2015, as can be seen from following testimonials from the exhibitors:

Mr. Wu Jianhua, president and CEO of CLEANTECH said: We are delighted to launch our sophisticated gas-liquid dual-use dyeing machine. With advanced technology, differentiated features, outstanding performance, we are confident that this new dyeing machine will arouse the interest of global textile industry players. We hope to further develop the domestic market, as well as explore international markets at this important exhibition."

Mr. Wu Zhennan, Deputy General Manager of WELLKNIT MACHINERY said: We have been participating at ShanghaiTex for many years, and it's good to see that the number of visitors continue to grow each time. We'd like to give thanks to Adsale for meticulous service, especially the business matching program this year, which was in accordance with our wish as an exhibitor. We also like to thank the staff and their efforts for inviting those key buyers, we will always support and join the upcoming ShanghaiTex editions."

Mr. Zhang Ning, Managing Director of NAN SING MACHINERY added: The show was very successful, the number of visitors has increased considerably even in such a bad weather. With this huge traffic of visitors, I could feel the efforts spent by the organizers in inviting the buyers has paid off and due to their efforts we had in-depth communication with major buyers, which is very helpful for us in the development of the future markets."

Top-notch industry buyers in attendance contributed to the show's effectiveness

ShanghaiTex has won the affirmation and support of the industry professionals due to its extensive experience, wide international coverage and expertise in organizing international shows. According to show organizers, ShanghaiTex has become the best business platform for companies to develop new markets, enhance branding, recruit distributors and upgrade latest machines and technology.

In order to promote in-depth communications between exhibitors and buyers, organizers of ShanghaiTex have launched tailor-made one-to-one business matching program this year. Many renowned buyers have participated, including Anta, QiaoDan, Decathlon, New Balance, CandA, HandM, to name a few. The business matching was highly appreciated by both exhibitors and buyers.

ShanghaiTex 2015 has been widely supported by professional buyers from textile industry as always, including: CNTAC (China National Textile and Apparel Council) Underwear Committee, Jiangsu Textile Popular Color Association, Hangzhou Textile Industry Association, Shanghai Textile Trade Association, Eastern Silk Market China, Wenzhou Printing, Dyeing and Washing Industry Association, Zhejiang Seamless Weaving Industry Association, Huzhou Textile Industry Association, Fujian Changle Cotton/Lace/Chemical Fiber Association, etc., and buyer groups coming from Hong Kong SAR, India, Turkey, Korea, Philippines and Pakistan.

The endorsements from associations and buyers are given as under:

Chen Peipei, Secretary General of Wenzhou Printing, Dyeing and Washing Industry Association said: It was a delightful experience to collaborate with Adsale. This is my first time to ShanghaiTex, its large scale and diversified machineries have exceeded my expectations. I'll continue to work with Adsale and organize more members to visit next time."

Ling Lanfang, Chairman of China-Silkroad said: It was amazing that ShanghaiTex has attracted such steady visitors flow despite the heavy rain and the impact of ITMA Europe this year."

Mr. Wei, RandD Manager of QiaoDan told the organizers:"This is my first time to ShanghaiTex, I used to be in contact with some foreign material suppliers. I had not only seen shoe uppers' technology at ShanghaiTex, but the organizers also especially invited some material suppliers to communicate with us onsite, which are beyond our expectations. It is very helpful for us to get in touch with some suppliers or their representatives from China to learn more about domestic market. We are very grateful to the organizers and the arrangement of business matching program."

Haji Tahir Mahmood, General Manager of Kamal Hosiery Mills (Pakistan) shared that this was his first time to ShanghaiTex. He was mainly interested in hosiery machinery, especially focused on fast hosiery knitting machines and new technology. He has praised the exhibition scale, as well as the comprehensive and diverse categories of textile machinery displayed during the four day period. He was also interested in China's domestic machinery because of the lower cost and fast development of the market, which enables visitors to see a lot of new products and technologies.

Mr. Surinder Kumar, Chairman of OM Overseas, India said: I have my own knitting factory in India, and this is my second time to ShanghaiTex. I mainly want to find some knitting machinery, and ShanghaiTex is always a good choice with variety of exhibits. I already had contacts and dealt with some domestic exhibitors, I am very satisfied with the visit."

Splendid concurrent events to explore textile sustainability

A series of conferences and thematic showcases were held concurrently with ShanghaiTex 2015, including: Sustainable Development of Textile and Fashion Industry Conference" on 15-June; Sportswear Revolution Conference I andII" on 15-16 June; 2015 New Textile Wastewater Treatment and Denim Technology Forum" on 16-June; Digital Print Arena" on 15-17 June; Get Ready for the Future of Apparel Industry - The Omni channel Era Conference" and 2015 Asia Investment Forum for Chinese Textile Manufacturers" on 17-June; as well as The Fashion Sportswear Runway" and The Fashion Passion Innovation Digital Textile Design Contest Winners' Showcase". All these activities were close to the forefront of the industry, addressing the latest textile technology application in sportswear, denim products and digital printing. The activities also explored eco-friendly and energy saving production, which contributed to the creation of sustainable solutions for textile industry.

See you again in October 2017

The 17th International Exhibition on Textile Industry" is sponsored by ShangTex Holding Co., Ltd., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council, and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce; organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Shanghai Textile Technology Service and Exhibition Centre, and Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd. ShanghaiTex is held biennially in Shanghai, the 18th Edition will be organized in October 2017.
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Date:Aug 31, 2015
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