The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will open its doors for around 3,300 international and domestic exhibitors from October 9. The three-day physical fair at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai will host a series of online sourcing and business matching platforms, enabling wider participation.
New and returning international exhibitors from 19 countries and regions are expected at the international event. The popular SalonEurope zone will return to this edition and will host the Milano Unica Pavilion for the first time since the pandemic outbreak, along with dedicated zones for Germany and Turkey, and exhibitors from Denmark, France, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK, organiser Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.
Four Asian country and region pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan will also be displaying their latest products. More international exhibitors will be found in the comprehensive product zones: Accessories Vision, All About Sustainability, Beyond Denim, Functional Lab, Premium Wool Zone and Verve for Design.
The fair’s three-day fringe programme will be categorised into four key themes that shape the future of the apparel textile industry: Design and Trends, Technology and Solutions, Sustainability Issues, and Market Information and Business Strategies. A total of 30 seminars and seven themed forums will offer exclusive insights into advancements in the industry. Onsite fairgoers can also visit the international and domestic trend forums to learn about the latest trends for the upcoming season.
The newly launched Intertextile Hub also connects overseas participants with the onsite action. A series of exhibitor interviews and fringe programme sessions will be live streamed including forums, seminars and product presentations.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH Value.