ITMA has become since its inception on 1951, on the most established textile and garment machinery exhibition in the world. The secret is that the show has worked as a catalyst for the industry, changing and evolving at the same time. On November will take place a new edition, this time at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan. We've been talking with the organizers to highlight all the novelties and features that makes ITMA an unmissable event.
The novelties of the next edition
Since the last ITMA edition, the global textile and garment industry has evolved tremendously with technological innovations and the growing orientation towards sustainability. ITMA 2015 will showcase cutting-edge and sustainable manufacturing technologies, thus enabling innovation among businesses to make a positive impact on the environment. A global platform, it connects various stakeholders looking for partnerships and collaboration opportunities across the entire textile and garment value chain.
The next edition will feature a dedicated chapter on printing, as well as emphasis on nonwovens and technical textile solutions. Many of the exhibitors will be showing environmentally-friendly technologies, such as those with energy and water saving features.
A host of complementary events will further increase participants’ knowledge, especially on sustainability.
- 2nd World Textile Summit
- Textile Colourant & Chemical Leaders Forum
- Nonwovens Forum
- Speaker’s Platform at Research & Innovation Pavilion
3 reasons to visit ITMA
Over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 40 economies spread over 200,000sqm of exhibition space
Sustainable technologies and ‘Live’ machinery demonstrations
Expanded focus on fibre and yarn, and renewed emphasis on garment making and printing
The benefits of exhibiting here
ITMA, the world’s most established integrated textile and garment manufacturing exhibition, has been a trend-setting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951. A global marketplace and one-stop sourcing platform featuring 19 exhibit chapters for the entire value chain, ITMA 2015 is expected to attract a trade visitorship of over 100,000.
A dedicated campaign to draw major buyers from the world’s top textile and garment making hubs is in place with strong support by the industry – over 140 supporting trade associations, and over 120 supporting publications and portals.
ITMA 2015 is a world-class knowledge exchange hub with value-added conferences, forums and more co-located events that will attract captains of the industry to attend the exhibition.
Some participation results from the last edition
ITMA 2011 which was held in Barcelona featured:
- 1,355 exhibitors from 45 economies
- 100,067 visitorship from 140 economies
- Over 700 participants at 5 power-packed conferences
- 96 media tie-ups
- 159 supporting associations from 63 economies