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ITMA 2019: Cluster of knowledge events to help industry collaboration

ITMA 2019 will feature a number of industry-leading knowledge-sharing events to facilitate sharing and collaboration among global textile and garment industry members. Sustainable innovation, Industry 4.0 and automation will be key agendas during the show.

As per CEMATEX, owner of ITMA 2019, the cluster of accompanying events will highlight key industry challenges and cutting-edge solutions that will support industry members' drive for sustainability and competitiveness.

Fritz Mayer, President of CEMATEX, elaborates, "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 organised in conjunction include the Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum and the Nonwovens Forum. The 3rd Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum @ ITMA 2019 will focus on the theme: The Circular Economy and Resource Sustainability Strategy.

Andrew Filarowski, Chairman of the forum's organising committee and technical director of the Society of Dyers and Colourists says discussions will centre 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. The forum will be held on June 23, 2019.

ITMA will jointly organise the Nonwovens Forum @ ITMA 2019 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA). The one-day event on June 21 will feature discussions on the latest innovations in nonwovens based on the theme: Nonwovens manufacturing processes for the 21st century: more flexible, efficient, sustainable.

Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA, says they are are always exploring ways to help the industry to create a strong foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through education and dialogue. Hence, we look forward to working with ITMA on the Nonwovens Forum.