ITMA will continue its focus on innovations for its upcoming edition in Barcelona from June 20th to 26th, 2019, with the main theme of the show being “Innovating the World of Textiles”.
Fritz P. Mayer, President of CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers that owns the ITMA exhibition, explains, “The increasingly high level of automation and digitization in combination with real time data tracking and interconnection has spawned the 4th industrial revolution and the emergence of smart factories. ITMA is a unique showcase of live machinery demonstrations and innovative solutions that boost productivity and profitability.
“For this latest edition of ITMA, we have chosen to focus the industry’s attention on innovations which create a competitive advantage for manufacturers. Sustainable innovations that drive growth for the textile and garment industries will continue to be emphasized at the exhibition.”
As many leading textile machinery and fiber producers and service providers look forward to the exhibition to launch or promote their latest innovations, the organizer of ITMA 2019, ITMA Services, has already been receiving numerous inquiries for participation.
ITMA Services Chairman A.E. Roberts says, “ITMA was last held in Barcelona in 2011. We expect strong response when the exhibition returns to the city after eight years. A host of exciting highlights and knowledge-sharing activities have been planned which give added value to exhibitors and visitors alike.”
ITMA 2019 is expected to feature over 1,500 exhibitors from 45 countries spread over 100,000 square meters of net exhibition space.
Online space application will start on May 4th, 2017. Interested participants can visit www.itma.com to find out more about the show, including the sector allocation plan, exhibition schedule and attractive space rental package.
ITMA 2015 in Milan had 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries, and drew almost 123,000 visitors from 147 countries.