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ITMA 2023 on course for full capacity

Response exceeding expectations despite economic and geopolitical uncertainties.

24th March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zürich, Switzerland

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

More than 93% of the exhibition space for ITMA 2023 has already been sold and the 19th edition of the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition is on track to occupy all 12 halls of the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex in Milan, Italy. from June 8-14 next year.

A total of 1,364 applicants from 42 countries have so far booked over 111,000 square metres of net exhibition space.

“The response to ITMA 2023 has exceeded our expectations despite the economic and geopolitical uncertainties confronting the global business community,” said Ernesto Maurer, president of show owner Cematex, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers. “We appreciate this strong endorsement from the industry. The space booking status shows the industry’s confidence in ITMA as the best global launch pad of the latest technologies and innovations.”

“After weathering over two years of the pandemic, the global business community is eager to get down to real business,” added Charles Beauduin, chairman of ITMA Services. “Businesses are looking at long-term investments in key technologies to remain competitive and as the world’s most established showcase of its kind, ITMA is the quintessential platform for the industry to buy and sell, and to collaborate face-to-face. We would like to urge those who have not applied for space to do so as soon as possible to get into their preferred sectors, as space is filling up rapidly.”

The three 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.

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