Cinte Techtextil held its 2020 edition on September 4, with both the in-person event and a new online sourcing platform. The fair attracted 409 exhibitors and over 15,300 visitors across 38,000 sqm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. This year marked the last time the fair would be held biennially, as it will switch to an annual event starting in 2021.
Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) said, while some things changed this edition, namely the addition of a new online platform to allow those who couldn’t travel to Shanghai to source from our exhibitors, what remained the same was the fair’s strength as a platform to capture the opportunities of China’s still-growing technical textiles and nonwovens market. While the pandemic has undoubtedly had an economic impact, specifically for this market the prospects remain bright, with China’s industrial output growing YoY in the second quarter of this year, spending on high-tech infrastructure expected from a stimulus package, and increased emphasis on the government’s new ‘dual circulation’ economic framework strategy of boosting domestic demand while at the same time attracting foreign investment and stabilising trade.
These factors all lead to an increase of 16 per cent in the number of visits compared to the 2018 edition, as well as a strong domestic exhibitor participation this year which ensured the size of the fair remained the same as the previous edition.
Cinte Techtextil China is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA).