The joint owners of the ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 exhibition have announced new dates for the sixth combined showcase to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, this October. The new dates are from 15-19 October 2018. According to show owners Cematex and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC), the shift in the exhibition dates is due to a new national initiative, which affected the scheduling of all events at the exhibition centre in October.

Since 2008, a combined show known as ITMA Asia + CITME has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the ITMA brand and China’s most important textile event – CITME. It is a large showcase of innovative solutions for textile makers that supports of all the major trade associations. More than 1,300 exhibitors take part in the show, which is visited by 100,000 trade visitors from all sectors of the global textile industry. The last edition of the event registered a visitorship of over 100,000 from 102 countries and regions. A total of 1,673 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions participated in the exhibition, which covered over 170,000 sq. mtr of gross exhibition space. ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services. Japan Textile Machinery Association is a special partner of the show.