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ITMA 2015 opens online visitor registration

To encourage early registration, special rates are available to visitors who order their badge online from now until 15 October.

18th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

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

ITMA 2015, the largest textile and garment manufacturing technology showcase, is expected to welcome more than 100,000 visitors from around the world when it takes place from 12-19 November in Milan.

To encourage early registration, special rates are available to visitors who order their badge online ( from now until 15 October. To date, ITMA 2015 has already attracted 1,500 exhibitors from 47 economies.

“We would like to encourage our visitors to plan their trip early and purchase their ITMA 2015 badge online now to avoid long queues at the registration areas. The early bird rates are up to 50 per cent lower than the onsite rates,” commented Eileen Ng, Executive Director of MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015.

Promotion programme

An extensive promotion programme is now underway to promote the exhibition to textile and garment manufacturers, fashion brands and retailers, as well as research and educational institutions.

“As a global platform, ITMA attracts the captains of the industry. Our organising partner, MP Expositions, has planned a global campaign to bring these industry leaders to source sustainable technologies and other solutions, as well as to share knowledge, exchange ideas and network at various conferences and seminars,” said Maria Avery, Secretary General of CEMATEX, which owns ITMA.

The promotions include a series of roadshows, which will be held in the textile hubs of South Asia, China, Central Asia, Central and South America, and Europe over the next few months, including several presentations and meetings in India that take place in March.

Support and interest

Visitors who require a visa to enter Italy can request an invitation letter when they order their badge. The letter can be used as a supporting document for their visa application. In addition, visitors are advised to book their accommodation early. They may contact the ITMA 2015 official travel agent, Ventana Group, for assistance.

With eight months to the exhibition opening, interest from the global textile and garment industry is extremely strong, and many group enquiries have been received already from associations and travel agents from various parts of the world, organisers report. Currently, some 140 trade and professional associations have lent their support to ITMA 2015.


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. Considered the Olympics of textile machinery exhibitions, 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.

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