Space application for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 opens

Space application for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 was opened the first week of June 2015. The fifth edition of the combined show will be held from October 21-25, 2016 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China.

According to the show owners, CEMATEX, China Textile Machinery Association, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC), ITMA ASIA + CITME is the leading marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers seeking to tap the China market.

President of CEMATEX, Charles Beauduin said that “Asia is the world’s largest textile machinery market and China accounts for more than half of the total textile and garment machinery installed during the last 10 years. Hence, we expect that the response to the 2016 combined show will be extremely strong.”

Wang Shutian, president of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), said that they anticipate that ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 will be the biggest showcase in the series. “It is expected to take up 180,000 square meters with participation from some 1,600 exhibitors. The new venue in the Hongqiao business district of Shanghai, together with the new October dates have generated excitement among industry players,” he said.

Co-built by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Shanghai Municipal Government, NECC will be the largest single-building exhibition complex in the world with a total construction area of 1.47 million square meters. It is easily accessible as it is located near the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, and connected to Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station via the city’s metro. Facilities at the NECC include exhibition halls, a commercial center, office buildings and a hotel.

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 is organized by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organized by MP Expositions Pte. Ltd. Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show.

The last ITMA ASIA + CITME show in 2014 grossed 150,000 square meters. There were around 1,600 exhibitors from 28 economies taking part in the exhibition. The show attracted trade visitors of around 100,000 from 102 economies.

Space application is now available on the show website. It will close on 29 February 2016. To apply for space or for more information, please visit or