ITMA 2019 from June 20th to 26th in Barcelona venue will feature a number of industry-leading knowledge-sharing events to facilitate sharing and collaboration among global textile and garment industry members.
Hot button issues such as sustainable innovation, Industry 4.0 and automation will be on many agendas during the show.
According to CEMATEX, owner of ITMA 2019, the cluster of accompanying events will spotlight key industry challenges and leading-edge solutions that will support industry members’ drive for sustainability and competitiveness.
CEMATEX President Fritz Mayer elaborated, “ITMA has evolved beyond its original aim of merely providing a buy-and-sell platform for textile machinery manufacturers. It is now a meaningful platform for all industry stakeholders to share new breakthroughs, brainstorm solutions and explore collaboration.”
Two events that have been successfully organized in conjunction with past ITMA exhibitions include the Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum and the Nonwovens Forum. These ITMA forums are organized in collaboration with key industry organizations.
The 3rd Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum @ ITMA 2019 on June 23rd will focus on the theme “The Circular Economy and Resource Sustainability Strategy”.
“Discussions will center on the circular economy and resource sustainability strategy and how textile chemicals and innovative and cleaner technologies can support it under the influence of Industry 4.0 emerging strategic concept,” says Andrew Filarowski, Chairman of the forum’s organizing committee and technical director of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.
Following a successful collaboration in 2015, ITMA will jointly organize the Nonwovens Forum @ ITMA 2019 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA). The one-day event on June 21st will feature discussions on the latest innovations in nonwovens based on the theme “Nonwovens manufacturing processes for the 21st century: more flexible, more efficient, more sustainable”.
Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, says, “We are always exploring ways to help the industry to create a strong foundation for sustainable growth of nonwovens and related industries through education and dialogue. Hence, we look forward to working with ITMA on the Nonwovens Forum.”
According to the organizers, there has been extremely strong interest in ITMA 2019, and around 70% of the space has been booked. Space application will close on April 6, 2018.