While Shanghai’s weather began cooling down in October, the textile market, and the yarn and fiber sector in particular, was heating up as suppliers and buyers from around the world gathered at Yarn Expo Autumn for three days of sourcing and business opportunities.
The leading global event of the yarn and fiber sector continues to be praised by the industry as an effective sourcing platform, meaning that its size and popularity keep growing every year. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115%, accommodating 493 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions – itself a 55% increase compared to 2016. Given its reputation throughout the global industry, the three-day show attracted 17,185 trade visitors from 83 countries and regions, reaching a record high.
Speaking about the continuous success of the fair, Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., explained, “We have been striving to make Yarn Expo the most comprehensive and effective global trade platform by bringing a wide range of quality suppliers together. As the market grows steadily every year, our show has now become the must-attend event for the industry.”
Both exhibitors and buyers agreed that Yarn Expo is the ideal platform for business, with most of them also showing optimism towards the market in the coming year. On the one hand, suppliers were happy to see that there was strong demand for their products at the show. And not only could they connect with existing customers, but new buyers as well. Meanwhile, buyers were satisfied with their sourcing journey considering the fair offered a wide range of products with high quality and competitive price.