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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

10th October 2019, Shanghai

Interfilière Shanghai concludes with record numbers

The two-day trade fair welcomed 150 exhibitors. © Interfilière Shanghai

The two-day trade fair welcomed 150 exhibitors. © Interfilière Shanghai

The 15th edition of Interfilière Shanghai closed its door on 27 September, with record numbers of attendance and event programme, presenting a stronger bodyfashion community and an exceptional performance driven by new business leads and partnerships, new initiatives, unparalleled inspirations and experiences, organisers report.

“This highly anticipated edition celebrated great success. The show was immersed in a very dynamic and business-driven ambience, where we’ve seen booths being fully occupied across two days, visitors actively hopping from hall to hall for sourcing and seeking for inspirations. The high contentment and involvement of our industry stakeholders has once again proven Interfilière Shanghai to be the most professional and quality B2B sourcing and networking event of the year in Asia,” said Yvette Hu, new Managing Director, Eurovet Asia, the organiser of Interfilière Shanghai.

Key theme

The two-day trade fair welcomed 150 exhibitors, representing 15 countries and regions, with wider range of offerings from fibres, fabrics, lace, accessories, embroidery, OEM and ODM, machinery, textile designers, trend agencies to testing and certification institutions. Amongst which, 53% of exhibitors were committed to sustainable solutions.

Sustainability continued to be the focal point of the show particularly highlighted by a new area – the Green Village sponsored by Testex, showcasing eco-products and eco -manufacturing processes presented by a selection of suppliers and four Indonesian partner manufacturers, who are engaging in a Public Private Partnership project initiated by Eurovet, and developed and funded hand in hand with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


The show registered a gratifying number of visitors increased by 15%. Attendees expressed high level of satisfaction and endorsement for the show, owing to the smooth entrance registration service, diversified offerings by selective exhibiting suppliers, exclusive trend preview and inspiration from the Trend Forum curated by Concepts Paris, as well as a comprehensive event agenda such as keynote conferences and fashion shows.

Visitors from Mainland China and Hong Kong China continued to top the ranking as the major visiting regions, steadily followed by Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Area China. Thailand moved up one place to sixth, whereas United Stated experienced a slight decrease. Notably, Russia, Vietnam and Poland witnessed significant increases. Sri Lanka and India dropped on the ranking. In terms of visitor profiles, close to 50% of the visitors were from brands and the rest comprised of OEM, distributions (buying offices, chain stores, imports and exports etc.), design offices, agents and media.


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