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2024 IRANTEX Iran International Exhibition of Textile Machinery
2024 IRANTEX Iran International Exhibition of Textile Machinery
Time: 2024.10 TBD
Location: Tehran International Permanent Fairground, Iran
2024 IRANTEX Iran International Exhibition of Textile Machinery
Market introduction
Market Background:
Iran, inheriting the legacy of the ancient Persian Empire, stands as the second-largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa region. Positioned at the heart of West Asia, it is renowned as the "bridge between East and West" and the "transcontinental corridor." With a rich history, diverse culture, and profound religious traditions, Iran follows closely after Saudi Arabia. It boasts a substantial population, abundant natural resources, and has been gradually bolstering its strength. As one of the world's largest oil reserves, it possesses strategic resources such as abundant oil, natural gas, and copper.

Iran holds a significant position in the textile industry in the Middle East region, employing approximately 280,000 individuals nationwide in the textile sector. The main centers of Iran's textile industry are situated in provinces and cities like Isfahan, Yazd, Gorgan, and Shiraz. It was formerly a major producer of textiles in the Persian Gulf region, with about 1.2 million people engaged in textile and carpet weaving. Persian carpet weaving is renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, beautiful patterns, vibrant colors, and has a long history and global reputation, with many exquisite carpets considered as prized collections worldwide.

As a country with a population exceeding 80 million, Iran has long been subjected to sanctions, resulting in relatively slower overall development, yet the market demand remains substantial. China's primary advantage in this market lies in its comparatively affordable prices, which are favorable for Iran given its lower industrial capacity. This factor presents an appealing choice. With the advancement of the "Belt and Road Initiative" combined with Iran's demand for products, Chinese products are expected to gain a larger market share in Iran.

China has consistently maintained its position as Iran's largest trading partner for ten consecutive years. It serves as Iran's top trading partner, the largest destination for exports, the second-largest source of imports, and a significant source of foreign investment. Simultaneously, Iran is among China's major markets for overseas engineering contracts, complete sets of equipment, and technological exports, as well as a crucial destination for investment and a source of crude oil imports.

2024 IRANTEX Iran International Exhibition of Textile Machinery

Exhibition introduction

IRANTEX, the Iran International Textile Industry Exhibition, stands as the largest specialized textile industry exhibition in the Middle East. Held annually, this event serves as a gateway for global and domestic enterprises to penetrate the Middle Eastern textile market, presenting an indispensable opportunity to connect with both new and existing clients. IRANTEX, held in Tehran, Iran, gathers professionals and visitors from the Middle East and worldwide, showcasing the latest and most fashionable products in the textile industry. Over the years, IRANTEX has matured in its development, expanding in scale and progressively increasing its influence. The exhibition's metrics consistently grow annually, attracting heightened attention from international exhibitors. With years of exhibition history, IRANTEX has amassed a vast array of professional exhibitors and enriched market experience across various sectors, providing exhibitors with a stable platform rich in business opportunities. The event allows for the development of potential clients, meetings with new customers and market distributors, enabling the achievement of sales goals, product launches, and business expansion.

The exhibition of textile machinery, raw materials, home textiles, embroidery, and home textiles is a 4-day event that is held at the Tehran Permanent International Exhibition Center. The event showcases products such as textile machinery, raw materials, home textiles, embroidery, home textiles, etc. in the textile, fabric, and yarn industry. IRANTEX Technology is a comprehensive international exhibition for textile machinery and products. Due to its wide range of products and depth, this exhibition is an information platform for both exhibitors and visitors to present and learn the latest trends in this industry.

In the textile exhibition, different and large companies from all over the world present their latest textile products in the field of household and industrial textiles and the latest technological achievements in the field of textile machinery. This exhibition is a good opportunity for the activists of the textile industry, including clothing and home textile manufacturers, as well as yarn manufacturers and raw material suppliers, to establish a closer and deeper relationship with each other and help develop their business in the field of textiles.

Trade Relations
Last Edition Recap:
On October 15, 2023, the IRANTEX Iran International Textile Industry Exhibition opened grandly at the Tehran International Exhibition Center. With 450 exhibitors participating, international exhibitors included those from China, Germany, Turkey, India, among others. Notably, there were over 150 Chinese enterprises, occupying an exhibition area of more than 2000 square meters, marking the largest number of Chinese exhibitors in any edition.

IRANTEX represents the complete textile industry chain in Iran, with participating companies positioned across various nodes of the industry chain, fostering collaborative relationships among them. Participating companies universally reported that the exhibition's effectiveness exceeded expectations, and both the number of exhibitors and visitors substantially increased compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Despite renewed sanctions from the United States, China continued to maintain its position as Iran's largest trading partner. Iran primarily imports industrial oil, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, machinery and electronic equipment, steel products, fabrics, rubber, automobile parts, paper, and paperboard from China. The potential for cooperation between China and Iran is substantial. The historical amicable relations between Iran and China, coupled with Iran's view of the Belt and Road Initiative as a developmental opportunity, signify an elevation in their collaboration to a new level.
Favoured Policy
Data of last exhibition
Exhibition area
Exhibit Scope
Textile Machinery
Spinning preparation, chemical fiber production, spinning machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Winding, deformation, twisting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Netting, bonding, and finishing machines for nonwoven fabrics and felting, as well as their auxiliaries and accessories
Weaving preparation, weaving, tufting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Embroidery machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and accessories
Washing, bleaching, dyeing, drying, finishing, rolling, shearing, and folding machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Printing and digital printing machines and their auxiliaries, inks and accessories
Clothing and other textile processing machinery and its auxiliary machinery and accessories
Laboratory testing and measuring equipment and their accessories
Transportation, handling, logistics, warehousing, and packaging equipment and accessories
Recycling equipment, waste reduction and pollution prevention equipment and their accessories
Software for design, data monitoring, processing, and integration
Dyes and textile chemicals for the textile industry

1. All types of textiles, including curtain fabrics, tablecloths, clothing fabrics, cashmere, cushions, shutters, towels, kitchen services, bathroom services, etc.
2. Various types of fibers, yarns, and raw materials used in textile industries.
3. Textile machinery such as sewing machines, embroidery machines, and cutting tools.
4. Various bedding items such as blankets, mattresses, pillows, quilts, bed linens, cooperative materials, and related accessories.
5. A wide array of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing.
6. Different fabric types used in clothing production.