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ITM 2021 to accelerate pandemic hit textile sector

The ITM 2021 Exhibition aims to direct the world and Turkish textile industry, which will demonstrate a vigorous comeback in the post-pandemic period

21st July 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Istanbul, Turkey

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

© ITM Exhibition.

The ITM 2021 Exhibition, which was postponed until 22-26 June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, aims to ‘direct the world and Turkish textile industry, which will demonstrate a vigorous comeback in the post-pandemic period,’ organisers say.

“The ITM Exhibition, which was planned to be held between 2-6 June this year, was postponed to 22-26 June 2021 due to the troublesome Coronavirus pandemic. Participating companies in countries that had to interrupt their production, especially Italy, France, Spain, Germany and China, which were most affected by the virus, welcomed the postponement of the ITM Exhibition,” ITM’s organisers add.

“The countries, holding similar opinions that it is not possible to save from the pandemic without effective drug treatment or vaccine against coronavirus, started normalization process by increasing their protective measures while fighting against the pandemic. The wheels started to turn again in the factories, and production and orders gained momentum.”

Turkish textiles industry displays strength

“Turkey, which did not affect from pandemic as much as other countries due the number of cases and death rates progress low and continues its production especially in textile sector, will be the correct address for the exhibitions to be held in the post-pandemic period. While occurring shortage of mask and protective clothing all over the world, Turkey which has a strong infrastructure in the field of textile, garments, nonwoven has supplied personal protective equipment to the world on the one hand, while meeting its own needs. Turkey has shown that it is one of the largest producers and raw material suppliers of the world and Europe in this process. The major brands and companies in Europe and the United States shifted their orders from China to Turkey, due to China being the starting point of the Coronavirus pandemic. Turkey, which will accelerate technological investments due to the increase in production, will continue to lead the world textile industry.”

Meeting point for textile technology leaders

The ITM 2021 Exhibition will coincide with the period when the global economy will resuscitate, organisers say, which will increase interest in the exhibition. “Thus, thousands of international exhibitors will choose the ITM 2021 Exhibition, which is the meeting point of textile technology leaders, to highlight their latest innovations,” ITM concludes.

State of the art technologies and new products to meet textile investors

“This synergy in the Turkish textile industry will have a positive impact on the ITM 2021 Exhibition. Next year, the latest technologies and new products that will be demonstrated at the ITM 2021 Exhibition, which will open its doors at Istanbul Tuyap Exhibition and Congress Center, will meet textile investors from all over the world.”

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