This year, the size of India Pavilion was increased by around 40%.
This year, the size of India Pavilion was increased by around 40%.
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More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai).

501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.

Yarn Expo Autumn is a leading trade platform for the yarn and fiber industry, with quality suppliers from around the world showcasing natural and blended yarns including cotton, wool, flax, and man-made fibers and yarns, as well as specialty products including elastic, fancy and blended yarns.

With demand rising within the Chinese market for fancy & specialty yarns, suitable for stand-out fashion trends, the trade potential for this product category was high. Business for eco-friendly and natural yarns was also reported to remain steady this edition, reflected by the India Pavilion which increased in size by around 40% this year.

Feedback from exhibitors

“We are using Yarn Expo as a platform for brand exposure. We have a very good feeling about the demand for premium products in China. Yarn Expo has many more quality visitors in comparison to other fairs. We have had a very positive experience and will certainly return,” said Mr Hervé Denoyelle, Business Development Manager, Safilin, France.

“The participation in the India Pavilion has been quite good this year, all of the leading Indian companies are here and we are occupying much more space. We see a lot of potentials growing in China,” Dr Siddhartha Rajagopal, Executive Director, Texprocil, the organizer of India Pavilion.

Opinions from buyers

“This is our first time at Yarn Expo, and we are here to explore the market and see what innovation is here. I have found a lot of new potential contacts. The VIP buyer programme has been very helpful; it’s convenient to have meetings set up with exhibitors,”Mr Shashidhar Padmanabh Jha, Manager of Raw Material Development and Sourcing, MAS Intimates, Sri Lanka.

“The show meets my purchasing needs as the buyers are becoming more internationally diversified each year. Partners and visitors can meet and exchange here to strengthen their business relationships,” Mr Zhanfeng Chen, Purchasing Manager, Zhejiang Xinhai Textiles Co., Ltd, China.

According to the organizer, the Autumn Edition last year attracted 493 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, and 17,185 trade buyers from 84 countries & regions. The fair is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT.