China International Hosiery Purchasing Expo
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  • CHPE2013 Post-show Report
    CHPE Time:2013/3/22 9:43:48

    By Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd  21/3/2013

    1.Exhibition Background:

    China (Shanghai) International Hosiery Purchasing Expo (CHPE) is a professional trade exhibition aiming at promoting the trading and communication in the hosiery industry worldwide. It attracts many industry professionals in China, and is getting acknowledged by more and more international peers.

    The CHPE is sponsored by China Tongyuan Co., Ltd. Shanghai Underwear Association, and undertaked by Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.  The 8th CHPE 2013 was held successfully for three days, in concept of “ innovation, healthy, win-win”, which has attracted so many suppliers and buyers from all over the world.

    Since 2006, the first chpe expo has been held successfully in shanghai, it has been developed a grant exhibition and enjoyed high reputation in hosiery industry. 2013 CHPE has got big support from Fashionmay and Fashionjob ( a good and famous recruiting platform). In the meanwhile. The America Hosiery Association, P.H.M.A , Zhuji Local Government , Haining Local Government, Shanghai Underwear Association always support exhibition. During this exhibition, there are totally 15,800 visitors, who are from 36 provinces in China, covered 70% professional visitors from hosiery industry. 269 exhibitors with 526 booths in 20,000 sq.m exhibition hall. Among it, the international exhibitors occupied 13%, and international visitors occupied 24%. Show turnover up 38 billion dollors in 2003.

    2.Key Figure Analysis of CHPE 2013(data source: CHPE 2013 exhibitor and visitor survey)

    No. of exhibitors and visitors

    No. of exhibitors and visitors was increasing gradually in the 7 years. Compared with the numbers of last year, this year the numbers of exhibitors and visitors rose up by 9.3% and 9.4% respectively.

    Exhibitor analysis:

    There are 269 exhibitors, 526 booths from China, USA, Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Japan etc.Their main products are:

    Famous brands which have been shown during 2013 CHPE Expo

    Adidas, Mizuno, MengnaFukuske, Eiko, Asia Socks, Gatta, Saco, Robert, Hanesl, Aeliaas, CK, Piedo Grou, CrocsGatta, DepareePolo, Adidas,Avilas,Cocobambi, Kamila, VENUS, KJC, Reebok, Vogmate, SAGGIO, ULA CLUB, Calvin Klein, ColeHaan, Kenneth Cole, Dockers, Nautica, Dickies, Brooks Brothers, Clark, Hanes, Champions, Pierre Cardin, Schiesser, Puma, Aldi,Gatta.

    Among the exhibitors, nearly 61.4% of them export, the others are focusing on the domestic market.

    Visitors analysis

    CHPE2013 has attracted 15.800 visitors from home and abroad (14,031 professional visitors from more than 500 cities of the world and 1769 non-professional visitors as individual buyers from Shanghai and nearby cities). Among the 14,031 professional visitors, 3367 are overseas which accounts for 24% of the total professional visitors. According to visitor statistics, man and female socks, socks yarn and socks machine are most popular on this show.

    details as below:

    With the development of CHPE, more and more foreign professionals choose the platform to meet more peers and exchange the ideas. In 2013, the total number of international buyers is 3367, most of which come from Asian countries and America. In China, the majority is from Eastern China which is the richest region in China in terms of economy. 


    With the improvement of living standard in China, there is an increasing demand for diversified hosiery, especially fashion, functional socks. From 2006 to 2013, the number of international exhibitors increases gradually, as well as the number of international visitors.

    3.Key Features of the show

    As a top trade show in hosiery industry in east China, the CHPE 2013 presents the following features:

    A) Hosiery Conference:

    China (Shanghai) International Hosiery Purchasing Expo has been held successfully on March 4-6 this year. During the show, the organizer invited the Ms. Sally Kay, President & CEO of The Hosiery Association (THA), with an employment history expanding beyond 22 years, she has experienced first-hand the vast amount of change which has transpired within the global legwear industry. from the field to give the speeches about the following subjects: The Key to Open the International Hosiery Market.

    She talked about the consumer insights, legislative/regulatory,  social media and fashion. Another famous speaker is Yiren Sun, President of Shanghai EIKO Textile Co. Ltd and Chinese Ambassador for THA.

    The hosiery conference provided a good platform for the attendees to exchange the ideas and technology. letting more people know more knowledge about the hosiery industry deeply.

    B) On-site Matching Activity

    C) Awards Ceremony for Best Booth Design

    Awarded corporation representative to receive the awards, which are given by Ms. Sally Kay, President & CEO of The Hosiery Association (THA).

    D)On-site Service

    Organizer offer free coffee, dessert and tea to VIP visitors, who have made online registration before the exhibition, in VIP lounge.

    EInternational medium promotion:

    Until now, CHPE 2013 has established the cooperation with many renowned medium. By virtue of these platforms, CHPE get acknowledged by more international professionals in the field of hosiery.





    4Comments from Exhibitors & Visitors:

    Shanghai Eiko Textile Co., Ltd.(Exhibitor)

    Mr. Martin Sun

    This is a good show. I’m very satisfied with the result of the show. I have met many big buyers from America. What’s more, Hosiery Confrence has shared many useful information with hosiery peers. I am very grateful Gehua (organizer) offering us such a good platform.

    Kamal Hosiery Mills.Exhibitor

    Mr. Shakeel Ahmed

    I am from Pakistan. It is really a good exhibition for me, cause many buyers from China want to purchase cotton socks from Pakistan. During three days, our company has got many orders. I am thinking to rent a big booth, and decorate it beautifully in next CHPE Expo. I do also appreciate inviting me to participate in show.

    Trading Corporation (Private) LtdVisitor

    Mr. Al Ameen

    It is the first time I come to shanghai to visit CHPE expo. I am moved by the service provided by the organizer from hotel-booking service to on-site service. In the exhibitions, I have met many potential business partners. I am very happy this time. Maybe if I decide to open China market, I will choose this as the first step.

    5. CHPE 2014 Foresee

    Based on the success of CHPE 2013, the CHPE 2014 still will be held in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, from March 4-6, 2014, with expected 350 exhibitors, 20,000 visitors from 30 countries, we sincerely welcome hosiery professionals to participate on the next show!

    For more information, please Contact: Miss. Peggy Song





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