Trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt has just announced further changes to its postponed Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo spring editions:
Originally scheduled to take place in March, Intertextile and Yarn Expo Shanghai's spring editions were postponed over concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, the textile trade events will now merge with Intertextile Shenzhen, which will be held from 15–17 July 2020.
The exhibitors of the Shanghai fair are given the option to participate in the Shenzhen edition.
“Since the announcement of the postponement, it was always our intention to hold the Shanghai editions of each fair this year. However, it is with regret that this is no longer logistically possible due to the worldwide spread of the virus. Given the importance of these fairs to the global textile sector, and our desire to support the industry’s efforts to return to normal as quickly as possible, we will now offer a platform for our exhibitors to present their spring/summer 2021, as well as autumn/winter 2021-22, collections at Intertextile Shenzhen instead," says Wendy Wen, senior general manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK).
2020 marks the first edition of the newly rebranded Intertextile Shenzhen (formerly Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen), as well as the debut edition of Yarn Expo in Shenzhen. The fairs will take place in the new Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center.
Intertextile Shenzhen will host an estimated 2,000+ exhibitors joint in a space of 60,000 sqm, as Messe Frankfurts states. In addition to being held with the first Shenzhen edition of Yarn Expo, CHIC Shenzhen and PH Value will also take place concurrently.
“Shenzhen is the fashion capital of China. Many established and up-and-coming fashion brands are based there, while the city is also in close proximity to a number of textile manufacturing clusters in surrounding provinces, and the sourcing offices of many global brands in Hong Kong. We will announce more details of what will be on offer for exhibitors and buyers at Intertextile Shenzhen in due course,” Wen continues.
As of now, the Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo autumn editions will take place as planned and will run from 23–25 September at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.