Latest textile machinery and technologies to be showcased at ITCE Cairo 2005 for the benefit of region’s growing textile industry
ITCE CAIRO 2005, the ninth international African Arabian exhibition for textile, embroidery and sewing machinery and accessories, that will take place at the Cairo Fair Ground from May 12 – 15, 2005, is expected to serve as the ideal platform for the textile manufacturers in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, who are gearing up to make major investments in modernisation, to tackle the competition from Chinese manufacturers, following the abolition of trade quotas earlier this year.
ITCE’9 will showcase the latest and most innovative textile machinery, products, services, trends and technologies, which will benefit the entire textile industry in the region. It also acts an international hub, facilitating high level networking between key industry experts.
Ahmad Ghozzi, Chairman, ACG-ITF, organisers of the event said, “The new era of free trade has uncovered numerous business possibilities for textile manufactures across the MENA and surrounding regions. Most countries have recognised the need to step up their modernisation and expansion efforts, as a result of opening up new markets.”
“A substantial presence of Turkish exhibitors is expected to further boost visitor turnout and interest at ITCE Cairo 2005 this year, as Turkey is known for the quality of its cotton textiles and manufacturing techniques. Turkey is now among the pioneers to adopt latest textile manufacturing machinery and equipments. On the other hand, Chinese participation will be eye-catching, specially their embroidery and sewing machines,” he added.
The textile industry in the Middle East has maintained a steady growth over the years. The clothing and accessories exports from the region amount to more than US$ 11 billion, annually. The Middle East is currently the fourth largest exporter of fashion and clothing accessories in the world, accounting for almost 5.5 per cent of the global trade.
ITCE’9 provides an opportunity for exhibitors to effectively target visitors, by displaying their products ranging from carding and combing machines to dyeing machines and garment manufacturing machinery as well as yarn, raw material and sewing machines. Exhibitors will also be able to engage themselves in discussions with potential partners to form new alliances.
The previous textile exhibition, ITCE Cairo 2004, witnessed overwhelming response by industry leaders and succeeded in bringing together around 437 companies from across the world to exhibit the latest in textile manufacturing technology and accessories to over 20,000 trade visitors in an effort to boost the US$ 11 billion textile market in the Middle East, GCC and North Africa region.
“The overwhelming response we have received for this edition of the trade fair, is ample proof that ITCE has gained immense popularity over the years and is today recognised as one of the leading shows in the region, catering to the needs of various factions of the textile industry. We are certain that exhibitors can draw substantial mileage from the show, to gain a competitive edge in the changing global market environment,” concluded Ghozzi.