Over 130 exhibitors and 20,000 industrialists will gather at Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Centre from November 15-18 2000 for ITMEX, Garmentec China, and Fabrics and Accessories - the leading events for the textile, garment and fabrics industries in Southern China.

"ITMEX 2000, Garmentec China, and Fabrics and Accessories Expo 2000 bringing the world's latest technologies to China, will help Chinese enterprises to prepare themselves for the coming challenges and opportunities brought by China's accession to the WTO." said Arthur Tang, executive director of Business & Industrial Trade Fairs, the organizer. "It is expected that over 20,000 buyers from all over China will visit the events."

In a total exhibition area of 5000 sq m, ITMEX 2000, Garmentec China 2000, and Fabrics and Accessories Expo 2000 will bring more than 130 exhibitors with their suppliers from 14 countries and regions including China, Germany, Italy, Israel, and the USA. Big names on the list include H. Stoll, SMH, and Thies from Germany; A Card, Chemtax, K&E, Rainbow, T&T, Win Win and Zalton from Hong Kong; Exacta, Mec-Mor, and Vignoni from Italy; Barudan, Tajima, and Shima from Japan; SWF from Korea; Jacob Mueller and Luwa from Switzerland; Reiter-Scragg from the UK; and Bemis, Gerber, and Tubular from the USA.

Taiwan will form a large exhibiting delegation with more than 25 companies like ACME, Best Precision, Centro Chino, Ching Hao Machine, and Taitexma.

Meanwhile, China's textile and garment machinery manufacturers and fabrics suppliers will also have a strong presence. Participating companies include Jin Da, Hong Yuan, Xunxing, Gold Fai, Textile Online, Beyounger, IRO, Jinggong, Luthai, Lianyungang, Hengtai, Sheng Meei, etc., as well as the leading distributor Hong Yun who represents Japan's JUKI, Korea's Sunstar and USA's Eastman.

Exhibits include textile machinery and equipment; garment machinery; fabrics; accessories and materials; and ancillary equipment such as CAD/CAM/CID systems.

Organised by Business & Industrial Trade Fairs and Xiamen Sub-Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and co-organised by Xiamen Trade Association of Textile and Clothing, the three exhibitions constitute the most comprehensive showcases in the South China to facilitate trade and technical exchange.

The exhibitions are open to traders only. Admission is free. The opening hours are from 10:00a.m-4:30p.m. on November 15, and from 9:30a.m-4:30p.m. November 16-18. For more information email the organizer on enquiry@bitf.com.hk or email the Beijing office on: bandi@bj.col.com.cn.