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Barcelona to host Itma in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and fabrics as well as the latest technologies for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain.

More than 1,600 exhibitors are expected to fill the gross exhibition area of 2,20,000 sq mts. Some 120,000 visitors are expected from 147 countries. Exhibitor categories showing the largest growth include garment making and printing and inks sectors. A number of first-time exhibitors will demonstrate their robotic, vision system and artificial intelligence solutions; and the number of exhibitors showcasing their technologies in the printing and inks sector has grown 30 per cent since Itma 2015.

The official Itma app is new for 2019. The app, which may be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play, offers key information on the exhibition to help attendees plan their visit. Maps and searchable exhibitor lists, as well as general show information, are all available in the app.

With the Innovation Lab, another new feature, Itma hopes to better drive industry focus on the message of technological innovation and cultivating an inventive spirit and encourage greater participation by introducing new components, such as the video showcase, to highlight exhibitors’ innovation.