M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: Textile machinery exhibition (ITMA Asia and CITME 2010) that will be held in China in June will showcase the latest technologies related to energy, environment, weaving, dyeing and water saving in the textile sector.

Deputy General Manager of the Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Anne Zheng, Deputy Director and Senior Economist of China Textile Machinery Association Zhao Xiaogang, spokesperson for the ITMA Asia and CITME 2010 Sooraj Dhawan and Associate Director of Orbitz Corporate and Leisure Travels Ritesh Yadav participated in a road show here on Monday on the exhibition.

They told The Hindu that the event would be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, from June 22 to 26.

Over 50 per cent of exhibitors would be from China, 35 per cent from Europe and Japan and 13 per cent from rest of the world. Of the 1,200 exhibitors expected, 30 would be from India.

Only the original equipment manufacturers would participate in the exhibition. The machinery displayed would be operated in regular intervals so that the visitors would be able to see the quality of production. The response was good for the road shows held so far in the country as the textile entrepreneurs in India were looking at investments now.

Road shows were planned in 12 cities in the country. Orbitz was giving special packages for the event and also discounts for on-the-spot registrations during the road shows. For details, log on to www.itmaasia.com, www.citme.com.cn

About 2,000 visitors were expected from India. India was one of the largest markets for Chinese textile machinery and it was expected to grow faster now.