Asia's leading industry eventRegistration
Leasing Laundry Circle: Special Exhibition for Shared Linens & Leasing Uniforms——Smarter Laundry, Cleaner Horizon
Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, September 28th ~30th, 2022
In 2020, the global luxury market shrank by 23% due to the impact of pandemic, but luxury consumption in China grew beyond the trend by 48% to 346 billion yuan. In 2021, it continued to maintain strong growth, increasing by 36% year-on-year to 471 billion yuan. By 2025, China is expected to become the world's largest luxury market.
Steady exhibitor registration for TXCA & CLE provides encouraging news for the textile care industry
With China’s economic recovery continuing to gain momentum, expectations for this year’s Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo (TXCA & CLE) are gradually improving. With four months remaining before the fair opens its doors, 75% of booth space has already sold out, with more than 130 exhibitors confirming their participation. Taking place from 27 – 29 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the fair is expected to attract 250 exhibitors and an estimated 20,000 visitors across 25,000 sqm of floor space. The proportion of foreign exhibitors represented through their local Chinese representatives is also encouraging, with brands from Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, the UK and the USA confirming their participation.
Texcare Asia and China Laundry Expo 2020 (TXCA & CLE), the dedicated trade fair for textile laundry, leather care, cleaning technology and equipment gathered a total of 14,413 visitors and 122 exhibitors. Being the only large scale exhibition in the global textile care industry in 2020, the fair successfully closed its doors on 16th October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Despite the uncertainties that the global textile care industry has faced in 2020, many participants reported an optimistic outlook in the Chinese market, particularly in light of emerging opportunities in fields such as medical laundry and automation. Helping participants to capture these opportunities, the three-day fair presented the latest technologies and products from the textile care industry and offered an effective business development platform.
Due to global travel restrictions facing international participants, and business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of Texcare Asia and China Laundry Expo (TXCA & CLE), originally scheduled for 13 – 15 August has been postponed. The dedicated trade fair for textile laundry, leather care, cleaning technology and equipment will take place during the new timeslot of 14 – 16 October 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Having attracted exhibitors from 21 countries and regions at its previous edition, TXCA & CLE is one of the most international platforms for the textile care industry in Asia. As the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilised, global border and travel restrictions are gradually being relaxed. Against the backdrop of this constantly changing situation, the fair’s organising committee have taken the logical step to postpone the fair to a time later in the year when all participants will have a more equal chance of attending the fair.
After consultations with a wide range of stakeholders, the organising committee has decided that deferring the fair to October is the best course of action as the postponement would make it more likely for overseas participants to attend the fair when the situation is more stable. In the meantime, the organisers will leverage their online platforms to offer promotional services to those exhibitors and visitors who cannot attend the fair.
In addition to travel restrictions, business disruption also informed the organising committee’s decision to postpone the fair. Currently, the laundry and dyeing industry, as well as hotels and restaurants in China are recovering steadily. By rescheduling the fair to October, hard-hit suppliers, as well as buyers, will have more time to recover in time for a productive show later in the year. After six months of reduced business activity, the rescheduled fair will act as a catalyst for further recovery, providing a chance for suppliers to capitalise on pent up market demand.
Demand for sterilisation solutions, as well as automation and digital technology to combat COVID-19 creates market opportunity
With researchers around the world racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the textile care industry may also have an important role to play. Sanitation and sterilisation of textiles used in medical and health care facilities is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. The global shortage of surgical gowns, for example, has created a market for effective sterilisation solutions to stem overreliance on single-use textiles. Hotels, restaurants and other workplaces where textiles are reused are facing similar pain points, with a need for sterilisation services that ensure textiles can be safely reused.
In addition to sterilisation services, the need for automation and digital solutions has also increased as a result of the epidemic. Through the use of digitalisation and robotic technology, the washing process can be automated to ensure zero human contact with contaminated textiles. The application of image recognition technology, IoT, big data, cloud computing and other technology is also enhancing operational intelligence, enabling flexible production and efficient logistics. These developments are not only improving safety standards, they are also helping suppliers become more competitive amidst the current market conditions.
Opportunities to explore this new growth market, together with business openings across the entire supply chain, including machinery, cleaning systems, chemicals, leather care products, tools, peripheries, rental services and more will be available to participants of the rescheduled TXCA & CLE event in October.
TXCA & CLE is an annual event organised 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. In 2019, the fair attracted 25,202 global visitors, who networked and conducted business with 311 international brands.