International Exhibition of Textile Machinery 2011 (ITMA)

. April 23, 2011 . 0 Comments

International Exhibition of Textile Machinery 2011 (ITMA) from 22 September 2011 to 29 September 2011 at Fira de Gran Via Barcelona

The ITMA is the world’s largest international textile and garment machinery exhibition. It is owned by CEMATEX and is recognized worldwide as the pinnacle event for the industry. Held every four years since 1951, this year’s edition will be held in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona in the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. It follows the World Textile Summit to be held on 21st September in Palau de Congress, where keynote speaker Kofi Anan will make his address with particular focus on environmental challenges faced by the industry and initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

ITMA is the showcase for the latest technology in the textile and garment machinery industry and attracts visitors from countries around the globe. Each sector is well represented including Fabric Manufacturers, Knitting and Hosiery, Man-made Fibers, Clothing, Thread/Yam and many others.

In line with the theme of ITMA – and to commemorate CEMATEX’s 60th anniversary this year, CEMATEX 60th Anniversary grant will provide funding for research and education institutes during the event. This special grant is to celebrate the success of the industry over the past 60 years and also to encourage growth and competitiveness for the future.

Also, ITMA participants will have the opportunity to attend a technical textiles forum, Advanced Textiles 2011 alongside the exhibition. It will give participants an insight into the textile market and market demands with talks from leading experts.

The last edition in 2007 (held in Munich, Germany) attracted some 118,000 trade visitors and attendees from over 150 countries and similar numbers are expected this year.

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