The reason I update my blog comparably late is because this week was very busy. The moving to the Exhibition Center in Pudong (Shanghai) started on Monday where the Lenzing booth for the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles was finalized. Tuesday was the start of the fair and I joined the team for the 1st day and also had some opportunities to walk around and get to know the other exhibitors. This fair was probably the hugest I’ve seen so far particularly in comparison with the Texworld in New York last summer. Nevertheless I was told that there are Exhibitions existing, which are topping the size of this one easily – especially the one in Frankfurt. The organization of this fairs are mainly provided by Messe Frankfurt Corporation.
On Wednesday I was leaving Shanghai once more for a business trip to Foshan City in the Guangdong Province. Via the Airport in Guangzhou Aurora and me reached our destination in the noon time. Foshan is especially famous for its porcelain industry and advanced to the third largest city in Guangdong Province next to the industrially driven cities Shenzhen and Guangzhou (Source).
In the afternoon there only was a visit with a local knitter on schedule therefore I had time to enjoy my first Thai massage back in the hotel in the evening. In the next morning a meeting with Li Ning was planned, which is a huge sports brand in China mainland. The TENCEL Active project was introduced in order to enhance the brand in working with the effective double-layer structure of TENCEL in combination with Polyester (PLC). The functions of these materials are demonstrated by the ODEM® Active Sports-Shirts of the local Austrian brand ODEM | natural air-conditioning wear. After arriving back in Shanghai late on Thursday I prepared for my last day (today) with the lovely and genuine people in the Lenzing Fibers Shanghai office.
This is mainly the first section of my stay in Shanghai and to sum up I experienced a lot in this month, as you can probably image by reading what’s on my blog so far. So I wish everybody good luck for the moment and want to officially thank the LFS team (especially Ernst for his generous efforts) for having me and supporting me during that month.
It was a pleasure to get to know all of you guys and join you in the office!