66 Italian textile machinery manufacturers will participate in the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME 2020, which will take place in Shanghai/China from June 12-16, 2021. Of these, 21 manufacturers will be presenting their technology offerings within National Sector Groups organized by the Italian Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), both Milan/Italy.
With an occupied area of about 3,200 m², Italy is among the main exhibiting countries attending the event, as has been the case in the previous editions. This trade fair is a first step towards normality for many companies in the sector, after more than a year in which even the exhibition activity has stopped.
In 2020, 38% of Italian textile machines exports went to Asia. Moreover, China is a very important market for Italian companies: the first in Asia and the second worldwide behind only Turkey. In 2020 Italian machinery exports to China accounted for 14% of Italian exports in the sector (over €190 million). The main destinations in the area also include Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
Unfortunately, the health emergency still causes limitations for the full mobility abroad of companies’ staff, both commercial and technical, not only for those from Italy, thus preventing a greater participation in this edition of ITMA Asia + CITME.