ITMA, the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery, is the world’s largest exhibition for textile machines and accessories. Held every four years since 1951 and always taking place at a different location, and the consistent quality of the exhibits, has led to the show being described as the “Olympics of the textile machinery industry”.
“New and further developments in textile and clothing machinery” will be the focus of the exhibition with a staggering number of exhibitors attending, more than the 1,300-odd of the last show are expected. Progress is very much the focal point for this years show, with a ‘Research & Education Area’ provided for the first time. This will take place in conjunction with the main event and will consist of about 30 research institutes for textiles and clothing as well as colleges, universities and other educational institutions, all presenting their service offers and research activities.
A series of lectures will also be provided for those who wish to learn more about the industry or keep up to date with continuing developments, numerous experts will also present current projects and visions for textiles and clothing in more than 25 speeches in the ‘Speaker’s Corner’.
This year ITMA is set to be held in Germany at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre on 13–20 of September 2007, opening hours are from 9:00am to 06:00pm daily for trade visitors.