Web Exclusive | September 2018
Intertextile Shanghai lines up 4,400+ exhibitors
Over 4,479 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions are unpacking their latest products at this week’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. High visitor footfall is anticipated at the industry’s leading trade fair, which has an earlier date this year. Running from 27 – 29 September, the change of date has been well received by exhibitors looking to take advantage of the earlier Autumn / Winter sourcing season.
The fair will cover 240,000 sqm and, due to the unavailability of three halls at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, will have some hall reallocation with the International Halls now located in halls 4.1 and 5.1. Visitors can find a wide variety of domestic exhibitors, conveniently grouped by end-use in halls 1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 and 8.2.
For visitors looking for the industry’s latest apparel textile innovations, one particular must-see is Functional Lab. The product zone, located in hall 4.1, has more than double the exhibitor numbers than the 2017 Autumn Edition and will feature the innovative Taiwan Pavilion along with pavilions from INVISTA and Hyosung, as well as an events space. Functional Lab, along with other display areas and product zones, will present a curated collection of leading products, ideal for visitors who want to streamline their sourcing process.
Another way for visitors to fast-track their sourcing experience at the fair is the Trend Forum, which will feature product samples from exhibitors across the fair. Every sample is handpicked to complement three Intertextile Directions Autumn / Winter 2019 – 20 trends, developed by global trend experts from Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is widely regarded as a prime platform to find and meet new business partners in the textile industry, and this is supported by the fair’s Business Matching Programme, which has already scheduled over 130 tailor-made meetings between buyers and suppliers.