Yarn Expo Autumn will be held during September 25–27 in Shanghai. The fair will be held concurrently with the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, to maximise exposure in the textile supply chain. It will bring high-quality yarn and fibre suppliers from all over the world under one roof. Last year, the fair saw 501 exhibitors.
In 2018, the show featured a wide range of yarn and fibre products from 14 countries and regions. It turned out to be a strong trading platform with high exhibitor and visitor turnout, despite the fact that it was not held concurrently with Intertextile due to fairground renovations.
Yarn Expo brand has been recognised around the world. At last year’s Yarn Expo Autumn, trade buyer Andy Chu, of World Knits from Mauritius, said, “I visit every year, and Yarn Expo helps me to meet all of my existing suppliers – they all come here. I can also meet new yarn suppliers. I think that this is the number one fair for yarn, and many of my peers agree.”
Dr. Siddhartha Rajagopal, executive director of Texprocil (organiser of the India Pavilion), commented on the reasons for the India Pavilion’s 40 per cent growth in size at Yarn Expo Autumn 2018: “It’s important to be here, Yarn Expo reflects market demand, and everybody comes here twice a year. We see a lot of potential growing in China.”
The factors like variety of products on offer, and diverse buyer backgrounds (including yarn producers and fabric, garment and accessory manufacturers, with 85 per cent authorised to make purchasing decisions at the 2018 edition), help create a quality business platform. International exhibitors agree that the key to unlocking the China market is to build relationships face-to-face, and they will have another opportunity to meet a range of buyers from China, as well as the wider Asia-Pacific region and beyond at the fair this year.
Yarn Expo is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT. Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will be held concurrently with the 25th Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, as well as CHIC and PH Value.