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ITMA returns to Barcelona in 2019

The 18th edition of the exhibition will take place at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre from 20-26 June 2019.

16th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Packaging, Agriculture

CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that Spain will host the next, 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s largest exhibition of textile and garment machinery technology.

The exhibition will take place at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre from 20-26 June 2019. “We are delighted to bring ITMA back to Barcelona. The selection process took us two years and our investigations into all the nine potential venues and their services were very detailed,” explained Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX.

“We enjoyed an extremely successful show in Barcelona in 2011 and our exhibitors and visitors were very impressed with the facilities and infrastructure on site.  We are looking forward to another great event there in 2019.”

International mix of visitors

Fira de Barcelona won the international bid organised by CEMATEX, the owner of the ITMA and ITMA ASIA shows, after fierce competition from three other short-listed bidders out of an original list of nine venues.

When ITMA was last held in Barcelona in 2011, visitorship exceeded 100,000 from 138 countries.  90% of the visitors came from outside of Spain, and the international mix of visitors and buyers was very well received by exhibitors.

“We are delighted and honoured to have been selected once more to host the ITMA show, and our team is looking forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors back to the city.  We gained a lot of experience from working on the 2011 show and are confident of achieving another very successful event,” commented Agustin Cordon, CEO of Fira de Barcelona.

ITMA exhibition

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) comprises national textile machinery associations from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It is the owner of ITMA and ITMA ASIA.

ITMA has a 64-year history of displaying the latest in machinery and software for every single work process of textile making. It is held every four years in Europe.

Preparations for this year’s ITMA in Milan, which takes place from 12-19 November, are continuing, with over 1,600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries taking part. Expectations are that more than 100,000 visitors from more than 140 countries will participate.

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