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ShanghaiTex exhibition set for November 2021

Exhibition organiser says textiles industry will be on road to recovery with global cross-border travel restarting.

16th December 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Shanghai, China

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

The ‘must-attend biennial’ event of China's textiles and fashion industry, the 20th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2021), will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China, from November 23-26, 2021, organisers have announced. With vaccines likely to become widely available by the end of 2020 and extensively applied from mid-2021, global economic recovery and cross-border travel are expected to resume by the end of 2021, the show’s organisers say.

Focus on post COVID high-growth sectors

“The pandemic has driven the demand for virus-proof products such as masks and protective clothing. Many international textile and apparel brands have incorporated antibacterial and functional concepts into their products. ShanghaiTex2021 will explore new business opportunities for the textile industry to upgrade and optimize their products with showcases and concurrent activities,” the organisers explain.

The new opportunities envisioned are as follows:

Healthcare, Sports, and Antibacterial: The pandemic has undoubtedly increased the market awareness on wellness and safety. High growth in antibacterial, antiviral, or sports-related textile technologies is anticipated.

Sustainability: Sustainability has become a megatrend in the industry. With the growing eco-consciousness among consumers after various disasters, it's high time to rethink eco-lifestyles through textile innovation.

Artificial Intelligence: AI has become an emerging tool to reduce labor costs and attain efficiency in production. The social activities restrictions by COVID-19 has further proved the importance of AI remote management and automated production.

Optimizing O2O marketing via comprehensive database

Online Exhibition Services for ShanghaiTex Exhibitors: In response to the "contact-free" trend in this e-commerce era, ShanghaiTex will invite all the confirmed exhibitors to participate in a complementary Online Exhibition. International buyers can view the products and send instant inquiries to exhibitors on a 24/7 basis.

Join Forces with "Textech Galaxy"- The Online + Offline Platform, to Create an Interacting Industry Community: In partnership with the new textile technology platform, Textech Galaxy, a series of virtual + offline events and promotion services are being hosted. The platform allows exhibitors to promote their business via various channels.

Nine Thematic Zones at SNIEC in Pudong, Shanghai

Exploring Cutting Edge Textile Technology and Lifestyle Applications

A broad spectrum of technology, machinery, and services in the industry will be showcased, fulfilling all industry players' interests and needs:

Nonwovens & Techtextile Zone (NEW!)

Textech Galaxy / Textech Startup Planet (NEW!)

Spinning, Man-made Fibre & Techtextile Machinery Zone

Weaving Machinery Zone

Spare Parts and Accessories for Textile Machinery Zone

Knitting & Hosiery Machinery Zone

Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery Zone

Digital Printing Machinery Zone

Dyestuff & Textile Chemicals Zone

ShanghaiTex is sponsored by Orient International (Holding) Co., Ltd., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, and is organized by Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Co., Ltd., Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd and Adsale Exhibition Service Ltd.

For exhibit and partnership inquiries, please visit the official website.

Shanghaitex Website

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