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New company awarded contract to organise ITMA 2019

ITMA Services NV is headquartered in Brussels and has a subsidiary office, ITMA Services Pte Ltd, in Singapore.

17th May 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services, to organise its ITMA 2019 show, which is scheduled to take place from 20-26 Jun 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

ITMA Services NV is headquartered in Brussels and has a subsidiary office, ITMA Services Pte Ltd, in Singapore. 

Ms Sylvia Phua has been appointed as Managing Director of ITMA Services Pte Ltd. Ms Phua has previously been involved in organising ITMA 2015 in Milan, ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, as well as the ITMA ASIA 2001 and 2005 shows in Singapore.  She also collaborated on the ITMA ASIA + CITME series of shows in Shanghai from 2008 through 2014.

ITMA 2015

ITMA 2015 proved successful after attracting the biggest number of exhibitors since the show's launch way back in 1951. Held at the Fiera Milano Rho last November, the 17th edition of ITMA hosted 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries and economies.

ITMA 2015 also featured a larger exhibition, with net exhibit space of over 108,000m2, occupying 11 halls of the Fiera Milano Rho fairgrounds. It was about 20% larger than the 2011 exhibition. As in previous years, exhibitors from CEMATEX countries occupied the largest space. They booked 69% of the total net exhibit space. This was an 18% increase from the 2011 figure.

“ITMA has a very strong reputation as the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition. We are grateful to our exhibitors and industry partners who have put their faith in the ITMA brand. The key to ITMA's success is its ability to reinvent itself and remain relevant to the industry that it serves,” commented Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX.


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

Headquartered in Brussels with a subsidiary in Singapore, ITMA Services is the appointed organiser of ITMA 2019 and future ITMA branded exhibitions. It is managed by professionals with extensive experience in organising ITMA and other major trade exhibitions around the world. It aims to maintain and expand ITMA's unique selling proposition and relevance to a global audience.

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