Expands Finished Product and contract offerings

Asia’s leading international event for the home furnishings and contract industries wrapped up another successful edition, its 25th occasion, on 31 August. 1,147 exhibitors from 27 countries & regions were joined by more than 35,000 trade buyers from 117 countries & regions in Shanghai from 28 – 31 August. The fair covered seven halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center and 170,000 sqm.

“From humble beginnings back in October 1995, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition has grown over the last quarter century into the preeminent international event for the industry in Asia,” Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd commented. “The fair is recognised as the most effective platform for international suppliers to access the growing Chinese market at the mid and premium levels, and for international buyers to source from the largest collection of quality Chinese companies under one roof. In this time, it has also grown from a traditional trading platform to one that delivers trend insight, business opportunities through industry crossovers and solutions for transitioning to e-commerce through the fair’s fringe programme and business matching events.”

“While this edition once again offered abundant opportunities, there is no hiding the fact that the market is going through challenging times at present, as has been witnessed at many industry events around the world this year. A number of underlying indicators in China still remain robust however, including continued growth in the domestic home textiles market, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years, and undiminished strong demand for overseas brands. The contract sector here in particular continues to show the most potential in coming years. All this gives us optimism that the 26th edition in 2020 and beyond will continue to offer the best business platform in the region.”