ITMA will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. With innovations in the world of textiles as its theme, ITMA will have exhibits showcasing an integrated textile and garment manufacturing value chain. Divided into 19 chapters, the exhibits will also include yarns, fibers and fabrics and solutions for technical textiles and nonwovens and garment making.
Almost 25 per cent of the exhibition space has been booked by more than 300 exhibitors. Global industry players are looking to using ITMA as a launch pad for their new innovations. Among the sectors that have enjoyed greatest take-up so far are finishing, printing, spinning, weaving and knitting. The response from Asian countries has been strong, particularly India, which has already surpassed 60 per cent of the total space it booked in the 2015 show. Manufacturers of raw materials and garment machinery are also applying early.
Despite the challenging business climate, the demand for leading-edge products continues to grow, and technology providers are still leveraging on ITMA 2019 to launch their new solutions to global textile and garment manufacturers and brands.
Some of the drivers impacting the industry include digitisation of products, processes and supply chains as well as sustainability. ITMA is a complete, end-to-end solutions showcase, from fiber to finished textile products.