Face to face textile trade exhibitions to return in 2022

14 January 22

After the ravages of the pandemic and a half-hearted 2021 between virtual and face-to-face trade exhibitions, the big events are back. We take a look at the textile trade shows agenda for 2022.

Covid-19 pandemic was the detonator for face-to-face trade fairs in any sector suffering a major imbalance in 2021. Thanks to the vaccination roll out plans and the relaxation of restrictions on international travel, event organizers are replying again on face-to-face trade shows in 2022.

During 2021 the vast majority of exhibitions were cancelled or adapted to digital format. But we are social beings, and despite technology is at our side, we prefer to attend face-to-face events, where we can see, touch, and interact. Moreover, this year’s events will be the prelude to the big exhibition for the textile industry: ITMA 2023, which will take place in Milan from 8 to 14 June 2023.

Logo ITMA 2023

The trade fair organizers have therefore opted for face-to-face events that guarantee the safety of exhibitors and visitors. Safety distance, masks indoors and vaccination certificates are essential requirements for attending these events.

However, the pandemic is not over. The appearance of the new Omicron variant, which is more contagious, has changed the rules of the game once again and may affect the holding of events already planned, so once again this year we will have to be on the lookout for possible cancellations or rescheduling.

These are the events not to be missed in 2022:

Colombiatex de las Américas – From 25 to 27 January 2022, Medellín, Colombia.

Colombiatex 2022

As every year this exhibition inaugurate the event calendar in Latin America. To attend the event this year, the Covid-19 vaccination certificate will be compulsory. Colombiatex de las Américas 2022 will feature exhibitors from the textile sector, showing new technologies applied to create of more sustainable processes. This will be the common thread of this exhibition.

This year EAS will participate in this exhibition. You’ll be able to come and visit us to know our new developments in sustainability applied to dyeing and finishing processes. Come en visit us at Red Pavilion booth 022.

Here you can find more information of the event.

Simatex – From 30 May to 2 June 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Simatex is another important event held in Argentina that you should not miss.

You will be able to find all the technological innovations offered by the textile industrial sector specific for weaving, dyeing, textile finishing both in terms of machinery, operations, and software.

This event is held simultaneously with Emitex, which annually brings together suppliers to the textile and clothing industry, and Confemaq, the event dedicated exclusively to clothing machinery. You will also be able to visit us at Simatex, as we will be sharing a stand with MAPEKO, our representative in Argentina.

Febratex – From 23 to 26 August 2022, Blumenau – SC, Brazil

Mark this date on your calendar as this is the most important event of the year, as it is the largest exhibition in South America for the textile and clothing industry. In this edition it should be noted that there will be no physical accreditation point. Visitors will have to apply for their accreditation through the Febratex website and bring the credential printed on A4 paper to enter the event.

Febratex 2022

For EAS it will be the biggest event of the year as we will have a 70m2 stand with machinery on display, along with the new products we are preparing. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn where we will be sharing all the news. The online accreditation process will soon be open on the Febratex website for a limited time only. From August 15th registration will cost R$50,00 per visitor.

ExpoTextil Perú – From 3 to 6 November 2022, Lima, Peru.

After the pandemic forced this exhibition to a second edition in digital where we participated with great success, in 2022 is expected to return to its on-site format matching its 15th anniversary. An exhibition organised by PlastiConcept that is expected to gather suppliers from all textile sectors, mostly from Peru and other countries in Latin America.

Expotextil 2022

Other important events:

Heimtextil – //RESCHEDULED// From 21 to 24 de June 2022, Frankfurt, Germany.

Heimtextil 2022

It was one of the first textile trade fairs to be held in Europe in 2022. Due to the worsening pandemic situation in Germany, Messe Frankfurt has decided to reschedule the event to be held simultaneously with TechTextil/TexProcess.

Here you can read the press release.

CAITME – From 7 to 9 September 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

CAITME is one of the most important shows in central Asia. In 2021 celebrated an on-site edition adapted to Covid protocol, gathering with a great success exhibitors and buyers. EAS was lucky to attend the event as part of a group of Spanish companies sharing booth with Amec-Amtex.


ITM – From 14 to 18 June 2022 Istanbul, Turkey

This exhibition was cancelled in 2021 and postponed to 2022. More than 1,200 textile manufacturing companies will be there to present their latest products. A key geographical point as a gateway to the Asian and European markets.

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022 – From 20 to 24 November 2022, Shanghai, China.

The most important exhibition on the Asian continent which brings together companies from Chinese market, operating under the brand name of the most important textile exhibition in the world. An event not to be missed to keep up to date with the latest news and close business opportunities in the Chinese market.


INTEX South Asia – Several locations

This exhibition is a key meeting point for business development in South Asia with markets such as Bangladesh with dates to be determined, India which will be held in New Delhi from 8 to 10 December and Sri Lanka where it will take place in Colombo from 27 to 29 July.

INTEX South Asia 2022

EGY Stitch & Tex 2022 – TBD, Cairo, Egypt.

One of the strategic exhibitions for the African textile market. A meeting point where we went to the stand of our representative Nobeltex to expose our solutions.

Those are the most relevant event for 2022. As we did last year, we’ll pay attention to the evolution of the events and we’ll keep you updated about the changes and the news in this post and in our LinkedIn feed. Stay tuned!