E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) has launched its latest nonwovens exhibition and conference in Thailand. The inaugural ANDTEX, The Southeast Asia Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Expo, kicked off May 15-17, 2019 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.
The three-day program was supported by the Thai Ministry of Industry, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thailand Textile Institute (THTI), Thai Man-Made Fiber Industries Association (TMFA), National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Center of Excellence in Textile, Chulalongkorn University and many of the key international nonwoven industry associations
ANDTEX 2019 was deemed a successful new launch for the Southeast Asian market opening its doors to close to 3,000 visitors from 32 countries. This launch came as a follow-up to EJK’s management of ANEX Japan, on behalf of the ANFA and ANNA Associations.
The show floor was sold out with over 200 exhibitors from 14 countries. The exhibition showcased raw materials, chemicals, filtration technology, machinery, equipment, finished products and services to name a few. Over 100 private meetings were pre-set with exhibitors and buyers from all over the globe.
Accompanying the exhibition was a two-day high profile conference program, which delivered views from leading experts on the development of the industry. The conference specifically highlighted the latest on technical innovations, products, services and a future outlook of nonwovens industry in Thailand, Southeast Asia, and around the globe.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Apichin Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, under the theme “Thai Nonwovens a Regional Hub.”
According to the Secretary, “The Southeast Asia Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Expo, ANDTEX 2019, is a major platform of opportunities for Thai and foreign companies to create networks of business, especially in ASEAN.”
German Exhibitor Trützschler statet: “For Trützschler it was an interesting experience to get an insight into the Thai nonwovens industry. The fair and the symposium were very well organized.”
Exhibitor IHSAN SONS from Pakistan informed: “ANDTEX 2019 was a good opportunity for our company to expand our horizons across the far east. We met potential customers and we hope that the business materialize very soon”.
ANDTEX 2020 is scheduled for October 14-16 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand. For more information visit the official website contact the EJK Germany office in Düsseldorf.
Founded in 1984, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK) is one of the largest privately held exhibition management companies in the world. The HQ is based in Washington D.C. , European office in Düsseldorf. EJK is organizing about 50 exhibitions and conferences worldwide per year in over 15 different industries. With the global network EJK can support exhibitors and sponsors individually and assist them in all aspects for a successful participation.
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