ITMA, which takes place every four years since 1951, has strengthened its reputation as the world’s leading textile and garment technology exhibition. Exhibition space for its 18th edition to be held in Barcelona has been fully booked before deadline of April 6, 2018. As per CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, owner of the ITMA exhibition, over 1,500 companies from 45 countries have applied for ITMA 2019. The space booked already totals more than 110,000 sq. mt.
Fritz P Mayer, President CEMATEX says ITMA is the launch pad of choice for the latest technologies from around the world. Interest in ITMA 2019 is strong, and compared with previous editions it has received more applications at an earlier date. It will continue to welcome manufacturers who are launching new products, as they will help to make ITMA 2019 an even more vibrant sourcing platform for our visitors.
The exhibition will showcase an integrated textile and garment manufacturing value chain. Close to 65 per cent of the space has been booked. Besides machinery, exhibits will also include yarns, fibres and fabrics, and solutions for technical textiles and nonwovens, and garment making. Countries exhibiting at ITMA include Italy, Germany and Spain. Highlighting the positive market sentiments of textile machinery manufacturers from the rest of the world, applicants from Turkey, India and China take the top spots in terms of space applied.
With the participation of some 1,600 exhibitors ITMA 2019 is expected to feature a showcase of more than 115,000 sq. mt. ITMA 2019 will be held from June 20 to 26 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. The exhibition, themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, will showcase latest technologies and sustainable solutions for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain, as well as fibres, yarns and fabrics.