SHANGHAI, China — Texcare Asia and China Laundry Expo have merged to create, what show management firms Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Unifair Exhibition Service Co Ltd. call a, “one-stop exhibition for laundry equipment and technology in Asia.”
As disclosed in an agreement signed in late July 2018 by the organizers of Texcare Asia and the China Laundry Expo, the two trade fairs will merge into a single show in, “a win-win arrangement to integrate industry resources,” Messe writes.
The new joint-venture fair, it notes, will be the largest annual industry event covering the textile care and laundry chain in Asia.
“The merger is fantastic news for the textile care industry in Asia as a whole and also for the Messe Frankfurt Group,” says Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt Group.
“By integrating Texcare Asia’s extensive resources with those of the China Laundry Expo,” Marzin continues, “we will provide a larger and more complete platform for the industry to converge upon.”
The first edition of this fair will take place in August 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, it notes, and will be jointly organized by the China Laundry Association and the China Light Machinery Association from the industry, as well as Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Unifair Exhibition Service Co Ltd.
“The new show will provide coverage across the entire supply chain,” Marzin says, “including washing, dry cleaning, dyeing, detergent and disinfecting chemicals, leather care, textile rental, digital solutions and much more.”
Ms. Xiuping Han, general manager of China Unifair Exhibition Services Co Ltd adds: “By merging the China Laundry Expo and Texcare Asia under a single banner, we will provide an ideal platform to facilitate industry development and address challenges and opportunities.”
The annual China Laundry Expo, founded in 2000, is held on a rotating basis between Beijing and Shanghai.
Texcare Asia made its debut in Singapore in 1998, moving to Hong Kong in 2002, then to China in 2005 in Beijing, and has been located in Shanghai since 2013, Messe notes.