In light of recent Covid-19 cases in China, the autumn editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will be rescheduled to 9-11 October 2021. The fairs were originally due to take place 25-27 August at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). This was announced today by trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt.
“To comply with the government guidelines for pandemic containment and following discussions with our stakeholders, we have made the decision to postpone the fairs from their original August timing. To allow our exhibitors and buyers as much time as possible to plan ahead, we have already confirmed new dates with the fairground for the three concurrent fairs. […] We remain dedicated to providing a quality international trading platform for three sectors for the autumn/winter sourcing season, and our overseas suppliers will still be able to participate through our hybrid exhibition scheme if they are unable to be in Shanghai in-person,” said Wendy Wen, senior general manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
Nevertheless, Intertextile in Shanghai will stick to its modified concept and will host an ‘All About Sustainability’ zone presenting a range of exhibitors displaying the latest innovations in sustainability and eco-friendly fabrics and accessories, also to be found across all halls. This comes as a result of the spring 2021 edition when exhibitors identified sustainability and shifts in consumer behavior as driving forces and future directions for China’s textile market.