ITMA 2023 is set to open its doors in an area of 220,000 square metres at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre.
Charles Beauduin, Chairman of ITMA Services, said: “Since the last ITMA exhibition in Barcelona in 2019, the world has changed drastically due to the coronavirus pandemic and geopolitical situation. Despite various disruptions, we are glad that space in ITMA 2023 is fully booked. Companies are buoyant about the outlook of the market with most borders now fully open.”
The upcoming exhibition will feature over 1,600 exhibitors from 44 countries and a list of 100companies are still waiting to be allocated space in their preferred sectors. There is a total of 20product sectors covering the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain, including textile composites.
Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, said: “Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword; the industry has to move faster to adopt the sustainability agenda to secure the future of their business. During the pandemic, many of our members channelled their resources into R & D activities. ITMA 2023 is perfectly timed to offer our exhibitors an opportunity to showcase these new products and cutting-edge technology. If and when R & D is paired with sustainability efforts, this will be the formula for success.”
Innovator Xchange, ITMA 2023 will be accompanied by several activities spotlighting industry innovation. Among the highlights is the Innovator Xchange which offers participants unique opportunities to gain insights from the winners and finalists of the ITMA Award, as well as exhibitors and industry experts.
The Innovator Xchange will be held from 9 to 13 June. Other highlights held alongside ITMA 2023,are the ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award, Innovation Video Showcase, ITMA forums and partner events.
Online ITMA 2023 visitor registration is open.
Visitors can explore exhibitors’ digital spaces, chat and make appointments for stand visits.