Asia’s fiber and yarn markets are going through a period of substantial changes, and Yarn Expo is at the heart of it all. The leading trade platform in the region will more than double in size this October, expecting its exhibition space to expand by 115% as more companies recognize its effectiveness to mirror the latest industry trends as well as attract a truly global audience.
Last year’s autumn edition drew trade buyers from 77 countries and regions. Around 400 companies, up from 319 last year, are expected to exhibit this fall.
Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., says, “Our Yarn Expo fairs have further solidified their status among the best business platforms for the fiber and yarn industries in recent years. The dynamism of a number of industry sectors in Asia recently has ensured that, each March and October, Shanghai is the place to be to discover the latest innovations, see all the industry leaders under one roof and place orders for the upcoming season.”
According to the General Manager, demand for man-made fibers is particularly strong in emerging Asian countries, and a lot of innovations are occurring for fancy yarns, which are attracting buyers from Indonesia, India and Korea.