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Successful Conclusion for Yiwu Knitting & Sewing 2013
Branded Exhibitions Help to Deal with Challenges and Promote Industrial Breakthrough
Publish Date: Jan-29 2014
The 14th China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Hosiery, Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing Machinery (hereinafter named as "Yiwu Knitting 2013") and The 3rd China (Yiwu) International Exhibition on Automatic Garment Machinery & Sewing Equipment (hereinafter named as "Yiwu Sewing 2013") came to a successful conclusion on November 22, 2013 at Yiwu International Expo Center, Zhejiang, China. Occupying 15,000sqm exhibition area, the exhibitions attracted 206 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions, displayed up to 730 units of machines onsite. The four-day exhibition attracted 9,522 visitor attendance from both home and abroad, of whom 5.1% were overseas visitors.

This year, international textile industry faced a gloomy situation. Due to fluctuation in raw material price and exchange rate, rising labor cost and loss of comparative advantages in international market, in addition to the impact from European and U.S. financial crisis, China's textile industry is misted in an uncertain environment. Under these situations, "Yiwu Knitting 2013" and "Yiwu Sewing 2013" leveraged previous experience, promoted innovation and created a professional exchange platform for exhibitors and buyers to assist enterprises with technical innovation, transformation and upgrading.

Branded Exhibitions to Meet Market Needs

Through constant accumulation and improvement in the past 13 years, "Yiwu Knitting 2013" and "Yiwu Sewing 2013" has shaped an enormous professional buyer database and invited these professional buyers to participate in the exhibitions; meanwhile, the organizers have been making constant efforts to identify new buyers and visitors to provide exhibitors with more professional buyers and visitors. The shows have received vigorous support from various sectors and about 10 associations and enterprises organized delegates to participate, including Haimen Garment Chamber of Commerce, Yiwu Putian Chamber of Commerce, Pujiang Leggings Industry Association, Northeast Hosiery Industrial Park and China Textile Chamber of Commerce Underwear Sub-Committee; and those that provide continuous support to the shows in the past years including Haining Hosiery Association, Wenzhou Women's Wear Chamber of Commerce and Pujiang Knitwear Printing & Dyeing Association; Mengna Hosiery, Langsha Group, Bonas Hosiery, Manzi Hosiery, Wanyu Knit, Bailong Knit, Sanding Weaving, Lima Knit, Ranni Dress and Leshi Garment, etc. The participation of these star-level buyers highlighted their recognition and affirmation to the exhibitions and provided unlimited business opportunities for exhibitors.

According to Huang Xia, Vice President of Northeast Hosiery Industrial Park, "We receive phone call invitation from exhibitors and exhibition organizer every year and we visit every edition. The exhibitions are quite professional and provide very good opportunities for enterprises to meet with more exhibitors and old friends!"

According to Chen Feng, Technical Manager of St. Carol Wenzhou, "This is my second time to visit the exhibition and I was invited by Wenzhou Women's Wear Chamber of Commerce. This year, our factory moved to a new location and we need to make some purchase, such as lacing machine, gutter channel and printing equipment. We got relevant information for these purchases by onsite enquiry. At ‘Jack' booth, we found the multifunctional sewing machines we are interested in."

Yu Hui, Engineering Equipment Manager of Zhejiang Manzi Hosiery, said, "We organize 8-10 relevant staff to visit Yiwu Knitting every year. 2012/2013 is a year when we got the lowest product margin for the entire industry. Instead of reducing resources, we intensified our internal restructuring and focused on upgrading our equipment, including automatic equipment such as subsequent packaging and labeling equipment."

Lu Shuangyan of Zhejiang Sanding Weaving expressed, "We visited the exhibition on the first day. We mainly look for knitting equipment and got relevant information for reference. The exhibition is very good."

Booming Business Breaks the Ice for the Industry

Despite uncertain situation of the industry this year, "Yiwu Knitting 2013" and "Yiwu Sewing 2013" made the best of its extensive experience accumulated in the past 13 editions, and to join hands with Zhejiang Provincial Government and integrate advantageous resources to create a ‘best-in-class knitting and automatic garment machinery trading platform' to help enterprises complete technical reform, transformation and upgrading. Like previous editions, the shows have received active participation from many exhibitors this year and won extensive affirmation from exhibitors for its professional features and business opportunities. Many exhibitors such as Santoni Italy, Chemtax Industrial Hong Kong, O2Micro Taiwan, Ningbo Cixing, Hengtong, Taoling and Ruiyang received many orders and customer inquiries at exhibition site.

Xu Yun, General Manager of Shaoxing Herun Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd., explained, "This is our third time to participate in this exhibition. There is a five-year cycle for hosiery industry. Now, we are at the bottom of the recession. Despite overall gloomy environment this year, we are satisfied with the visitor flow and overall result of the exhibition. To be sure, we will participate in the next edition!"

Sun Zigen from Zhejiang Yuejian Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd. expressed, "This is the first time we participated in this exhibition. Our exhibits are mainly for use by hosiery fabrics/weaving enterprises for spinning, further processing and finishing equipment. This exhibition is good. We will participate in the next edition."

Tian Duwei, General Manager of Huzhou Jingong Machinery Co., Ltd., told, "We wish this exhibition would have greater success in future and wish the Organizer would invite more visitors and buyers next year!"

Diversified Concurrent Activities to Release Latest Trends

To assist enterprises to accomplish industrial reform, transformation and upgrading, organizer of "Yiwu Knitting 2013" and "Yiwu Sewing 2013" organized a series of professional, specific and practical seminars onsite, including "Scafe Story/ Concept/ Strategy" (1st and 3rd day, November 19), "The Latest Advanced Technology on Bonded Applications" (1st day, November 19), "2014-2015 Intimate Wear Design & Trends Forum" (2nd day, November 20), "Online Marketing & E-commerce for Garment Enterprise" (2nd day, November 20), "The Latest Innovation & Technology in Garment Finishing on Water & Energy Saving" (3rd day, November 21), "Application & Trends of Functional Fabric on Sportswear & Underwear" (3rd day, November 21) and "2013 Advanced dyeing & Finishing Technology Forum" (2nd and 3rd days, 20-21 November). These diversified seminars enriched the content of the exhibitions and provided an excellent platform for exchange and release of latest textile technology and trend.

"Yiwu Knitting 2013" and "Yiwu Sewing 2013" is organized by The People's Government of Zhejiang Province, and co-organized by Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission, Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, Municipalities People's Government, Yiwu Municipal People's Government and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. The exhibitions are also supported by China Chamber of International Commerce Yiwu Chamber of Commerce, Yiwu City Hosiery Industry Association, Yiwu City Braiding Industry Association, Yiwu City Seamless Knitting Association, Yiwu City Zipper Industry Association, Yiwu City Garment Industry Association, Yiwu City Glove Industry Association, Pujiang County Knitting, Printing and Dyeing Industry Association.

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