Fritz P Mayer, president of Cematex
, said: "The digital transformation of the textile and garment manufacturing value chain and sustainability concerns of the industry have driven up visitor interests in ITMA 2019.
By having industry experts who are not ITMA exhibitors present at the event, CEMATEX
hopes to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and spotlight the best solutions.
In line with the theme of ITMA - and to commemorate CEMATEX
's 60th anniversary this year, CEMATEX
60th Anniversary grant will provide funding for research and education institutes during the event.
Miss Maria Avery, Secretary General, CEMATEX
, said, "Technical textiles is a very important sector and we welcome IFAI to organize the Advanced Textiles conference at ITMA 2011.
As in previous years, exhibitors from CEMATEX
countries occupy the largest space.
The combined show is owned by CEMATEX
, together with its Chinese partners - the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China International Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC).
It is heartening that the CEMATEX
associations are supportive of this approach.
The decision to host ITMA 2023 in Milan was taken at the CEMATEX
General Assembly held recently.
Mayer, President of CEMATEX
, said: "We are delighted that the combined exhibition has continued to garner strong interest.
According to CEMATEX
, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, owner of the ITMA exhibition, over 1,500 companies from 45 countries have applied to take part in ITMA 2019.
According to CEMATEX
, owner of ITMA 2019, the cluster of accompanying events will spotlight key industry challenges and leading-edge solutions that will support industry members' drive for sustainability and competitiveness.
According to show owners CEMATEX
and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC), the shift in the exhibition dates is due to a new national initiative, which affected the scheduling of all events at the exhibition centre in October.