With many trade fairs worldwide resuming their event schedules and China easing border restrictions for travellers entering the country, global industry players are looking forward to the return of this Asian home textile fair. The autumn edition, aimed more at international participants, will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), from 16 to 18 August 2023.
With the relaxation of travel restrictions and the promising market for home textiles, organizers expect more foreign exhibitors and visitors. The reopening of China’s borders is the latest step in the recovery of the global home textile industry. International suppliers are actively looking for ways to revive their business growth, which has been hampered by the pandemic.
Henry Huang, Operations Director (Asia Pacific) of Lanzii (Shanghai) International Trade Co Ltd, at the previous edition on the benefits of participating in a trade fair as an Italian company: “This was our third participation. We always found Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles a good channel to raise our brand awareness and expand our presence in the Chinese market.”
According to TexPro, the global home textiles market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.5% between 2020 and 2025, with the market size exceeding US$151 billion by the end of the forecast period. Regionally, China is expected to remain the largest market for home textiles in the world, with a share of over 28%.
As an important sector for the home textile industry and the global economy in general, China has announced several policy measures to facilitate business and trade activities of foreign companies. One of the most important of these is the relaxation of travel regulations when entering the country.
Ms Wilmet Shea, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, clarified: “We are now even more confident that we will deliver a strong autumn show, as China’s easing of border policies allows foreign companies and industry professionals to return to the fair. With well-known participating brands, extensive product categories and an informative fringe programme, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will continue to act as the hub for exchanging resources within the global home textile sector.”
An even more comprehensive platform?
The previous edition featured 735 exhibitors and more than 20,000 buyers. Attendees can expect another comprehensive platform in the autumn. The fair covers a wide range of home textile products, including bedding and towelling, rugs, table and kitchen linen, furniture and curtain fabrics, éditeurs, home textile technologies and textile design. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT) and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).
More information: www.intertextile-shanghai-hometextiles-autumn.hk.messefrankfurt.com