Yarn Expo Zone, the leading fair for yarns and fibres in China, will hold its springedition in Shanghai instead of Beijing starting from March 2014. The autumn edition, already taking place in Shanghai every October, will remain unchanged. This means that now both Yarn Expo Zone editions will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.
“Our exhibitors have expressed a desire to gain exposure within a larger market segment in China. This show, along with the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics fair, presents exhibitors with a wider opportunity to reach out to new buyers across the yarn and fibre, and apparel fabrics and accessories sectors. Visitors and exhibitors will benefit tremendously from these fairs taking place in the same venue,” commented Wendy Wen, senior general manager of show co-organiser Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
Both editions of the Yarn Expo Zone have seen impressive growth in recent years, expanding from over 4,500 visitors from 44 countries and regions and more than 100 exhibitors in 2010 to almost 6,500 visitors from 52 countries and regions, close to 200 exhibitors and 6,410 square meters in March 2013. The move will allow exhibitors and buyers who want to capture a share of the growing Chinese yarn and fibre market to profit from two important fairs and from the geographic location. Shanghai is at the centre of the Yangtze River Delta textile manufacturing hub and is the Asian home of many international textile companies.
On display at Yarn Expo Zone will be natural fibres like cotton, wool, silk and flax/ramie, regenerated and synthetic man-made fibres and specialty fibres. On the yarn front, visitors can expect natural and blend yarns, regenerated and synthetic man-made yarns, elastic yarns, fancy yarns and specialty yarns.
Yarn Expo Zone will take place from 3-5 March 2014 during peak sourcing time and Yarn Expo Autumn from 21-23 October 2013. After China, India is the country with the strongest contingent of exhibitors, followed by Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland.