ITMA 2023 space application response exceeded expectations with more than 93% of space reserved

BRUSSELS – March 17, 2022 – ITMA 2023, the 19th showcase of the world’s largest textile and apparel technology trade show, is set to take over 12 halls of the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex.

According to CEMATEX (Committee of European Textile Machinery Manufacturers), the owner of the ITMA show, the show has been enthusiastically received by leading textile and garment technology manufacturers.

Over 93% of the exhibition space has been sold out by the application deadline of March 15, 2022. A total of 1,364 applicants from 42 countries have reserved over 111,000 square meters of net exhibition space.

Mr. Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, said, “The response to ITMA 2023 exceeded our expectations despite the economic and geopolitical uncertainties facing the global business community. We appreciate the strong industry endorsement. The space booking status shows the industry’s confidence in ITMA as the world’s best launch pad for the latest technologies and innovations.

Mr. Charles Beauduin, President of ITMA Services, the organizer of ITMA 2023, added: “After weathering the pandemic for more than two years, the global business community is eager to get down to business. Companies are considering long-term investments in key technologies to stay competitive. As the most established such showcase in the world, ITMA is the premier platform for the industry to buy and sell, and collaborate face to face. »

Mr. Dinesh Boloor, Sales Director of Lohia Corp Limited said, “We are looking forward to ITMA 2023 as it is an ideal global platform to showcase our full range of end-to-end solutions. for the production of polypropylene multifilament yarns. for various technical applications. During the pandemic, it has been difficult for us to leverage large exhibits for face-to-face interactions with our existing and potential customers, and ITMA 2023 provides that leverage.

Many companies have taken advantage of the business calm over the past two years to research and develop more innovative solutions. Therefore, they are all ready to use ITMA 2023 to unveil their technologies.

Mr Beauduin said: “We would like to urge those who have not applied for a space to do so as soon as possible to enter their preferred sectors as the space is filling up quickly.”

Main countries and sectors

CEMATEX candidates have reserved more than 65% of the space. The three countries with the highest number of applicants are Italy, Germany and Spain. From the rest of the world, the main countries are China, Turkey and India. The main sectors according to the number of applicants are finishing, spinning, weaving, printing, knitting, winding and nonwovens.

With sustainability and circularity being priorities for many textile and apparel manufacturers, the recycling sector has attracted a lot of interest. Recover Textile Systems applies for the first time to ITMA.

Alfredo Ferre, CEO of Recover, said: “Our recycled cotton fibers help reduce the environmental impact of cotton garments and are a key strategy for meeting 2030 climate goals. trendsetters who help us achieve our vision of ‘circular fashion for all’.

“We are exhibiting at ITMA 2023 for the first time and see ITMA as an ideal platform to showcase our products, and to meet and collaborate with all stakeholders in the field of sustainability and circularity.”

Support organizations

Industry collaboration is also critical to the success of the global textile and apparel industry, and the organizer has contacted various trade and professional associations. ITMA 2023 has already won the support of more than 80 industry organizations.

These include global and regional organizations such as the Asian Dye Industry Federation, the Better Cotton Initiative, the European Confederation of Clothing and Textiles, the European Association of Specialist Print Manufacturers , the International Apparel Federation, the International Textile Manufacturers Federation and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. For the full list of supporting organizations, please visit

ITMA 2023 will be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, from June 8 to 14, 2023. The profile of the exhibition has been expanded to include a chapter dedicated to textile reinforcement structures for composites.

Published: March 17, 2022

Source: CEMATEX and ITMA Services

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