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SHANGHAITEX 2023 will be held between the dates of 22.11.2023 and 25.11.2023. The face-to-face event will take place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Covid-19 safety procedures, including pre-entry temperature checks, obligatory face masks, and the 3G access policy, will be implemented at the location. Attendants should know they will be required to provide two PCR tests – one 48 hours before departure and one 24 hours before their flight as part of the travel restrictions. They will also be asked to undergo 14 to 21 days of quarantine upon arrival.

A Brief Overview of ShanghaiTex

ShanghaiTex is a trendsetter for textile and fashion technology and functions as the go-to meeting place for Central, East and Southeast Asia. The international trade show delivers the full overview of products, materials and technology. Exhibitors showcase their newest products to an excited audience of serious buyers, who are looking to make purchases and research emerging companies. You’re easily able to penetrate the Asian market. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

Asia, and China in particular, is one of the biggest manufacturers and consumers of textiles in the world so it makes perfect sense to attend ShanghaiTex. The trade fair creates the right conditions to break into the Chinese market and earn the trust of buyers. You fully embed yourself into the local market and drum up interest in your products. Sales leads are a guarantee. Many companies wait specifically for ShanghaiTex to schedule new releases. Here are the key figures from the last edition: 

  • 103,500 sq. metres of exhibition space
  • 65,000+ international trade visitors 
  • 1200+ international exhibitors 
  • 95 countries represented 

Industry Relevance 

ShanghaiTex has a rich history dating back to 1984 when the very first edition of the International Exhibition on Textile Industry took place, and brought the latest in technology and trading to the forefront. Editions are held every two years at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and provide visitors with the full value of products, services and solutions. In 2021, organisers made the decision to change the format of the event to reflect the state of the world following the global pandemic. 

ShanghaiTex 2021 was held as a hybrid show called “Textech Inno Week.” Along with the face-to-face activities and features, the trade fair also employed a variety of online tools to guarantee the promotion of knowledge and businesses. The focus of the event fell on smart manufacturing, sustainability, forefront technologies, new materials, and innovative designs. There’s a whole new generation of textile technologies to discover, which were highlighted in an online exhibition platform. 

The full breadth of offerings includes digital printing machinery, fibre manufacturing machinery bleaching, dyeing, printing, finishing & making-up machinery, knitting & hosiery machinery, mill management instruments, machinery & accessories for apparel, non-woven fabric machinery, IT and software for the textile and garment machinery, spinning machinery, testing & measuring machinery, textile chemicals, warp-knitting, embroidery & weaving machinery, yarn twisters and winders. 

ShanghaiTex is committed to pursuing better, greener and more efficient technologies in response to the call for climate neutral solutions. The textile and clothing industries are the second largest polluters in the world, so a lot of the focus of the trade show is on improving energy and resource management to diminish waste. In addition, the other major goal is to increase the quality of life and lifestyle. Textile and clothing are a daily presence in every person’s life and the organisers of ShanghaiTex believe in the power to transform the lifestyle of people. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Eight national organisations, departments and associations generously lend their support to further develop and finance the show. These would be the Guangdong Textile Association, Department of Industry and Information Technology of Shanxi Province, Sichuan Provincial Economic and Information Commission, Department of Industry and Information Technology of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Zhe Jiang Cotton Textile Association, Hubei Textile Industry Association Secretariat, Department of Industry and Information Technology of Hunan Province, and finally the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Jiangxi Province. 

This guarantees the presence of senior buyers and professionals at the height of their career. As an exhibitor, you have access to fantastic potential buyers from all over China. 

Additional Value of Attending 

The trade show keeps visitors, native and foreign, busy with a superb, dynamic support programme filled with paper presentations, product presentations, special days, showcases and forums. The choice is yours. There are a lot more options for Mandarin speakers such as the National Textile Product Development Base Member Day that targets this specific professional group and the very well received Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles Forum. You can sign up to sit down to hear top experts discuss trends in healthcare textile at the Shanghai Healthcare Textile Innovation International Conference.

Groundbreaking new products are presented in three showcases - Designer Showcase, Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles Showcase & Shanghai Healthcare Textile Innovation Showcase. English speakers are accommodated during the Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile International Conference, which features papers from researchers and innovators working in AI today. The final day culminates in a glamorous dinner and award ceremony for the winning papers and projects presented at AIFT. The conference is in its early stages, but has proven itself to be a vital part in the fabric of the industry. You’ll be among the brightest minds of today and able to exchange knowledge and grow your expertise in a meaningful way. 

The Outlook for 2023 

The last edition of the trade show was a resounding success and organisers expect ShanghaiTex 2023 to improve on numbers, increase international participation and create new possibilities for the industry in the post-pandemic world. Early registration numbers are solid and organisers are promising an informative support programme. Planning is underway, so be sure to stay tuned for updates on what the programme will feature. 

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