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ITM 2020 set to break new record

ITM broke records with 1150 participants from 64 countries and 59,000 visitors from 94 countries in 2018

28th February 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Istanbul

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Intimate Apparel, Sports/​Activewear, Swimwear/​Beachwear, Knitted Accessories, Household, Technical Textiles

© ITM.

The success of the ITM exhibition, which broke a record with 1150 participants from 64 countries and 59,000 visitors from 94 countries in 2018, will clearly repeat itself again this year. The ITM 2020 exhibition, which has drawn huge attention from the moment its sales and reservations started, is approaching the 100% occupancy rate with an increase in the number of participants and its capacity.

“This year, the ITM 2020 (International Textile Machinery Exhibition), which is organized by  TUYAP Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş. and Teknik Fuarcılık A.Ş., and in cooperation with TEMSAD (Textile Machinery and Accessories Industrialists Association) from 2-6 June, is expected by its participating companies and visitors with great enthusiasm,” organisers say.

Increase in visitors and exhibitors

“As the number of booths sold has increased and the companies expanded the size of the booth square meters, which attracted great attention from its participants, and therefore, there is no more vacant booths in some halls of the ITM 2020 Exhibition. It is already certain that the ITM 2020 Exhibition will break new records as in the ITM 2018, because of the increase in terms of both the number of visitors and participating companies,” ITM enthuses.

“Citizens of countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia have difficulties to participate in the similar exhibitions organized in Europe due to the hardships encountered when obtaining a Schengen visa. But, the fact that textile manufacturers, who are citizens of these countries do not experience such problems while traveling to our country, and this plays a crucial role in increasing the number of participating companies and visitors in the ITM exhibitions. The consulates and commercial attaches receive an abundant number of applications from visitors from all over the world reveals that the ITM 2020 Exhibition will also host a large number of visitors. In addition to this, the efforts of some tourism companies pursue in order to organize tours to the ITM 2020.”

Contributing to the world economy

“The ITM Exhibition, which serves as a bridge between the east and the west, is making itself ready to feel the pulse of the sector, as it did in the previous years. This big appointment in Istanbul, which is located in the centre of countries that are intensively in the textile business, facilitates sector representatives to introduce their state-of-the-art technologies for the first time at the ITM exhibition.”

“The ITM exhibitions, in which not only Turkish companies but also textile manufacturers from all over the world market textile machinery, provides a great contribution to the world economy. The companies that have submitted their paperwork immediately in the first day of the applications count the days to experience the excitement of the ITM 2020 in Istanbul.”


HIGHTEX 2020 International Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Fair, which will be held concurrently with the ITM 2020 Exhibition for the eighth time, is also drawing great attention from its participating countries. “Moreover, the fact that it is held together simultaneously with the ITM 2020 Exhibition doubles the excitement for the participants and the visitors. HIGHTEX 2020 Exhibition, which already filled in almost all of its halls, brings together nonwoven industry leaders and technical textile technologies under one roof,” organisers conclude.

“HIGHTEX 2020, in which technical textiles, nonwoven raw materials, intermediate and final products, together with the production technologies will be introduced, is making itself ready to be a scene for many collaborations during the five day period.”

ITM 2020

35th International Textile Machinery Exhibition

Istanbul, Turkey

2-6 June 2020

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