Messe Frankfurt is reacting to growing demand for new digital printing technologies by expanding its trade show portfolio. On 30 October 2019, the three companies Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA) and Guangzhou Teyin Exhibition Service (GZ Teyin) signed a cooperation agreement for the new event. The organisers will merge more than 30-year old trade show CSGIA with trade show Textile Digital Printing China to create a completely new format. The trade shows will also move from their former venues in Guangzhou and Shanghai to Shenzhen, where they will take place jointly for the first time at the World Exhibition and Convention Center. Around 600 exhibitors are expected to present their goods on an area of 40,000 square metres at the trade show’s debut.
Staging DS Printtech in the Greater Bay Area is a deliberate move. China has come up with a development plan for the region aimed at uniting the nine capitals of the South Chinese provinces Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. The region covers some 56,000 square metres with roughly 70 million inhabitants. That amounts to only 5% of the entire Chinese population, however accounting for 12% of gross domestic product.  Chinese as well as overseas producers are already investing in high-tech production, research and development in the Greater Bay Area, turning Shenzhen into a place of global interest.
“DS Printech China is a welcome addition to our global Texpertise Network of textile and textile technology events,” commented Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “We are confident in the future of our partnership with our co-organisers, CSGIA and GZ Teyin, due to the leading position of their current fairs in the country. Digital printing has been recognised as a key trend at many recent editions of Messe Frankfurt’s textile events, including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, which both include a digital printing zone, as well as in fairs such as Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt. This fair will offer our network of textile players a dedicated space to explore this technology further, while also being well positioned to meet major manufacturers in South China.”
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Press release: New digital and screen printing fair in South China to be co-organised by Messe Frankfurt, CSGIA and GZ Teyin
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