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Dates Announced for New Texcare Asia, China Laundry Expo

Combined show expected to attract 300 exhibitors, an estimated 25,000 visitors

HONG KONG — The upcoming edition of the new Texcare Asia and China Laundry Expo (TXCA & CLE) show, an international trade fair for textile laundry, leather care, cleaning technology and equipment, will be held Sept. 25-27, 2019, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

The joint-venture agreement between the Texcare Asia show and the China Laundry Expo was announced last year.

Organized by the China Laundry Association and the China Light Industry Machinery Association, as well as Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and Unifair Exhibition Service Co. Ltd., TXCA & CLE 2019 is expected to attract 300 exhibitors and an estimated 25,000 visitors across nearly 323,000 square feet of exhibit space. 

“Messe Frankfurt’s global network attracts a strong number of foreign industry players in the field of textile care, which adds an appealing international dimension to this newly developed trade fair,” says Richard Li, general manager of co-organizer Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. “This also complements the Chinese government’s national strategies to attract more foreign investment, and creates new potential for growth. 

“We are looking forward to continuing the development of the new TXCA & CLE brand with the help of our partners and co-organizers, and we are excited for it to begin.”

The three-day event will serve as a platform for industry stakeholders from the entire textile care supply chain to explore new markets, expand their business footprint and capture opportunities both in China and across the world, according to organizers.

The Asian textile care industry in particular has transformed in recent years, alongside the region’s economic growth and increased trade interest from overseas. More and more innovations in automation, smart laundry and digitalization have been introduced, helping improve the productivity and proficiency of operations while also allowing the industry to evolve and stay on-trend.

“According to the China Laundry and Dyeing Industry Development Research Report, China’s textile washing services business income was RMB112.25 billion in 2017, a figure which has risen by over 60% compared to five years ago,” says Han Xiuping, general manager of fellow co-organizer Unifair Exhibition Service Co. Ltd. “The washing industry in China is developing towards more large-scale operations and at a higher cost and quality. 

“As such, TXCA & CLE will shine a strong spotlight on cutting-edge products, strengthening technological exchanges and promoting efficient trade cooperation. The show aims to build a win-win trade platform for not only the whole of China’s washing industry, but for all over the world.”

Organizers say TXCA & CLE will serve as a platform for gathering international and local players to meet, share new developments and conduct business. Noteworthy exhibitors from previous editions include Alliance, Castic-SMP, Chuandao, Girbau, Haier, JENSEN, Kannegiesser, Oasis, Sailstar, Sankosha, Sealion, Weishi, and many more. 

In order to enhance attendee experience, organizers say various fringe events will take place around the fairground, which will allow participants to catch up with the latest industry developments, learn about the current market outlook in China and have valuable networking opportunities with industry peers. 

Further information on fringe events and other aspects of the show will be revealed closer to the show dates.