Product index expanded to 20 chapters with inclusion of composite technology
Stand space application for ITMA 2023 started on 3rd March. ITMA will be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, from 8 to 14 June 2023.
Following its successful showcase in Barcelona in 2019, interest in the upcoming exhibition remains high despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
According to its show owner CEMATEX, and organiser ITMA Services, many enquiries have been received from interested participants since last year.
Charles Beauduin, Chairman of ITMA Services, explained: “The pandemic has changed the world in many unprecedented ways. We are now moving into a new world where the digital space has become more commonplace.
At the same time, it has underscored the importance of face-to-face meetings, which all of us will appreciate more than ever once it becomes possible again.
“Many textile technology builders are using these couple of years to consolidate their business, and to advance their research and development efforts to stay competitive. As such, by the time ITMA 2023 is held, they will be ready to showcase their latest innovations in Milan.”
Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, added: “In the meantime, we are also looking at various ways to help textile and garment industry players maximise their participation at ITMA 2023.
Exhibitors will be able to explore additional avenues to promote their latest machinery and solutions through our new digital platform, which will help to connect exhibitors and visitors before their face-to-face meetings at ITMA 2023, and after the exhibition.
ITMA 2023 will feature 20 chapters.
A new chapter on machinery for textile reinforcement structures for composites, auxiliary machinery and accessories, has been created to address the needs of buyers in this growing sector.
Beauduin explained, “ITMA 2023 features solutions for an entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain.
The composite industry is bursting with opportunities.
While composite solutions have been showcased at past ITMA editions, we are now making it easier for buyers to source these technologies by clustering them in one sector.”
The chapter on software and automation for design, data monitoring, processing and integrated production has been expanded to include digital platforms for textile and clothing production, procurement of textile materials and B2C platforms for retail.
There is also a bigger range of solutions for automation of production processes, and tracking and tracing of products.
Themed Transforming the World of Textiles, ITMA 2023 is expected to draw strong response.