Messe Frankfurt Reports Record Beijing Apparel Fabrics Show
Messe Frankfurt-organised Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics concluded this year to a show-record 1,300 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions – up 2.5% over the previous year.
The three-day event, running from 27th to 29th March 2013, attracted 25,000 visitors to the China International Exhibition Centre (CIEC) in Beijing. Messe Frankfurt reported the top 10 participating countries/regions of visitors were from mainland China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.S., Turkey, Russia, Taiwan, India and Pakistan.
Messe Frankfurt also highlighted the increased participation of European exhibitors this year. In particular, the show’s SalonEurope and the Milano Unica pavilions each saw exhibitor growth of 36% and 35% respectively compared to 2012.
Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), was quoted, “Many overseas exhibitors noted the changing habits of buyers here, with more and more visitors willing to place orders for production for the local market, rather than just look at the latest products. We are particularly pleased also that European companies continue to exhibit here in record numbers, proving how sought after their high-end and branded products have become in China.”