New York local time on the morning of July 23, accompanied by the rise of the sun after the rain, "The 19th China Textile and Apparel Trade Fair (New York)" and the TEXWORLD USA, New York International Apparel Sourcing Fair ( Apparel Sourcing USA) and Home Textiles Sourcing (hereinafter referred to as the New York Show) opened at the Javits Convention Center in New York, USA.
This New York exhibition used all five pavilions on the first floor of the Javits Convention Center in New York, with a total exhibition area of more than 30,000 square meters. A total of nearly 1,000 companies from 19 countries and regions participated in the exhibition. The Chinese pavilion included more than 600 companies from 19 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions with provinces such as Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian. Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian accounted for 80%. At the same time, Turkey, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Colombia, South Korea, Pakistan, Guatemala, India, the United States and other countries and regions also appeared in the form of pavilions.
Vice President of China National Textile and Apparel Council, Xu Yingxin, Executive Vice President of Textile Industry Branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhao Yumin, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York, Zhou Shanqing, Commercial Counselor, Vice President of China Knitting Industry Association, Jing Jing, Nanjing Business Li Dajun, deputy director of the bureau, Zhang Fengwei, executive vice president of Shenzhen Underwear Association, Detlef Braun, director of Messe Frankfurt, Germany, Dennis Smith, president of Messe Frankfurt USA, Wen Ting, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., and Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Zhao Weiping, general manager of the company, Michael Singer, chairman of the board of the American Fashion Industry Association, and Julia K. Hughs, president of the American Fashion Industry Association, attended the opening ceremony and cut the ribbon.
Although the Sino-US trade war has intensified the uncertainty of the US market, the opening scenes from the organizers of the exhibition, the American industry organizations and the consulates in New York are full of positive energy, bringing exhibitors and the Chinese and American textile industry. Confidence and hope.
The long-term mutually beneficial and win-win trading partnership between the Chinese and American textile industries will not change.
2018 is a special year. The Sino-US trade war is full of smoke. Adding tariffs not only imposes taxes on consumers, but also brings uncertainty to a more stable international supply chain. American consumers, fashion brand companies, and Chinese textile and apparel manufacturers will not benefit from trade disputes.
As the organizer of the exhibition, it is our pursuit to continue to create value for customers. In this current uncertain business environment, our multinational team is always committed to creating certain trade opportunities for exhibitors and professional visitors, while enriching the exhibition's connotation on the basis of enhancing business effectiveness. Facts have proved that many Chinese textile companies have not lost confidence and still have high hopes for opening up the US market through the New York exhibition platform. We believe that the status of many Chinese companies as the most stable and reliable suppliers of American fashion brands will not change. The long-term mutually beneficial and win-win trading partnership between China and the US textile industry will not change. I believe that with the joint efforts of the governments and businesses of both sides, Sino-US trade will eventually return to normal track. As an important trade promotion platform, New York Exhibition will continue to make positive contributions to the sustainable development of the efficient and mutually beneficial textile and apparel supply chain between China and the United States.
DetlefBraun, Director of Messe Frankfurt, Germany:
Consistently, adhere to the values of "cooperation, win-win, freedom"
One of the reasons why the Frankfurt company can become the world's largest company to host textile fairs is long-term free trade and open cooperation. The achievements of Messe Frankfurt in the professional exhibition of textile industry prove that the company pays great attention to the textile industry exhibition and hopes to succeed together with the partners. It also hopes that the New York exhibition can become the largest textile industry exhibition in North America, not only providing procurement information and procurement activities. I also hope to further promote the exchange of exhibitors at the exhibition. I hope that exhibitors will have more gains in this exhibition.
Julia K. Hughs, President of the American Fashion Industry Association: Zhao Yumin, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York: In addition, in order to break through the simple participation of enterprises, Nanjing Business Bureau has been waiting for customers to adopt such a model. Through the promotion and promotion in the early stage, it has deep trade cooperation for enterprises and increased trade transaction opportunities. With the assistance of the organizers, Sino-US buyers have been organized. Corporate Matchmaking Meeting. This is also the highlight of this exhibition.
Facing challenges together, promoting the steady development of Sino-US textile trade
Although there is friction between Sino-US trade, I hope it will not affect our bright future. Partners and cooperation are a key theme, and the relationship between US buyers and retailers and Chinese suppliers is a reflection of such a partnership. According to the survey, China is not only the largest importer and supplier of textiles and clothing in the United States, but also plays a very important role in the future. Especially in terms of cost, quality and regulatory specifications, the advantages are obvious. At present, although both sides face the challenges of trade wars, we still have confidence and hope for the future. I hope that we can face challenges together and promote the steady development of trade between China and the United States. I hope that we will have more free trade and the markets on both sides will be more open.
Want free trade, don't trade war
In the past few decades, Sino-US cooperation has jointly promoted the development of free trade and has benefited a lot from it. We hope that such a trend - free trade - can continue. We need more mutual benefit and more trade investment. People from all walks of life need to constantly cooperate. We need to continue to promote our previous trade, we need cooperation and partnership, and we need to act to maintain free trade.
Under the Sino-US trade war, the guests' speeches all reveal a positive energy that inspires people, bringing confidence and hope to the industry.
After the opening ceremony, the guests visited the exhibition accompanied by the person in charge of the exhibition and exchanged with the exhibitors. They also watched the fashion show of the famous underwear brands organized by the Shenzhen Underwear Association. As one of the highlights of this exhibition, the fashion show will showcase the latest achievements in the creation, design and manufacture of Chinese underwear products.
Julia K. Hughs, President of the American Fashion Industry Association:
Zhao Yumin, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York:
In addition, in order to break through the simple participation of enterprises, Nanjing Business Bureau has been waiting for customers to adopt such a model. Through the promotion and promotion in the early stage, it has deep trade cooperation for enterprises and increased trade transaction opportunities. With the assistance of the organizers, Sino-US buyers have been organized. Corporate Matchmaking Meeting. This is also the highlight of this exhibition.