Yarn Expo Autumn, Asia’s leading trade platform for the yarn and fiber industry, has been postponed and will be held on October 15-17, concurrent with ITMA ASIA + CITME. The expo will be organized with quality suppliers from around the world showcasing natural and blended yarns including cotton, wool, flax, and man-made fibers and yarns, as well as specialty products including elastic, fancy and blended yarns.
The new national government-organized China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in November, has necessitated renovation of halls at the fairground and is the reason for the delay of Yarn Expo.
The scale and importance of CIIE – an initiative launched personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a Belt and Road Forum in 2017, and hosted by the country’s ministry of commerce – has necessitated the renovation of three halls at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre for a period of two months starting in early September.
This unavailability of the full fairground has led to the decision to move Yarn Expo Autumn two weeks later to October 15-17, still taking place at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Therefore, Yarn Expo Autumn will not be held at the same time as Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition this year, but instead will take place concurrently with the biennial ITMA ASIA + CITME which runs for two extra days until October 19.
Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. explained, “Over 1,600 textile machinery manufacturers and some 100,000 trade buyers from different textile sectors taking part in ITMA ASIA + CITME, Yarn Expo exhibitors will have abundant opportunities to meet buyers of apparel fabrics and home textiles as well as garment manufacturers.”
Last year’s Autumn Edition attracted 493 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions and 17,185 trade buyers from 84 countries and regions. The fair is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT.