edition of the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA 2023, is on track to occupy 12 halls of the exhibition complex.
More than 93% of the exhibition space has been sold by the application deadline of March 15, 2022. A total of 1,364 applicants from 42 countries have booked over 111,000 m² of net exhibition space for the ITMA, which takes place from June 8-14, 2023 in Milan/Italy.
»The response to ITMA 2023 has exceeded our expectations despite the economic and geopolitical uncertainties confronting the global business community.«
After weathering the corona pandemic, businesses are looking at long-term investments in key technologies to remain competitive. The ITMA is the platform for the industry to buy and sell, and to collaborate face-to-face. Many companies have taken advantage of the quiet business environment during the last 2 years to research and develop more innovative solutions. Hence, they are all set to use ITMA 2023 to unveil their technologies.
The show owner of ITMA, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), Zurich/Switzerland, has reached out to various trade and professional associations. ITMA 2023 has already garnered the support of over 80 industry organizations.
Furthermore, CEMATEX applicants have booked over 65% of the space. The 3 countries with the highest number of applicants are Italy, Germany and Spain. From the rest of the world, the top countries are China, Turkey and India. The top sectors based on applicant numbers are finishing, spinning, weaving, printing, knitting, winding and nonwovens.
With sustainability and circularity high on the agenda for many textile and garment makers, the recycling sector has also attracted keen interest.