Mitsuhiro Shima Becomes President of Shima Seiki

Mitsuhiro Shima has become the President and Representative Director of Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. The new President is also Director of the Sales Headquarters. Masahiro Shima, founder of the company and father of Mitsuhiro Shima, is now Chairman of the Board of Directors. The change in management is a strategic move to further strengthen and improve the company’s management system.

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Milano Unica and ICE Unite to Promote Italian Textiles

Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the Women’s Fashion Week. This was confirmed by Ivan Scalfarotto, Deputy Secretary at the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry that, together with ICE, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, has provided unfailing support to Milano Unica and the entire fashion supply chain. This is an important step toward the creation of a true Made in Italy synergy; also other industries that participate in trade shows in different locations during the year will be present at the September event with shows and installations under the direction of Davide Rampello, former president of the Triennale of Milan

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Strong Demand for ITMA 2019 Exhibition Space

ITMA 2019 has received strong response since online applications opened in May. Some 25% of the exhibition space has been booked by more than 300 exhibitors during the first six weeks, according to ITMA Services, the organizer of ITMA 2019. A.E. Roberts, Managing Director of ITMA Services, attributed the strong demand to the success of ITMA 2015 and the rapid technological developments within the textile and garment industries. He says, “We are delighted with this excellent response. The total space booked to-date is an impressive 150% increase when compared with the same period of ITMA 2015’s application launch.” The Managing Director added, “ITMA has an excellent reputation and many global

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