With the closing of International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM 2018) held on April 14-17, the exhibition proved that it has become a trusted place for launching new technologies and innovation to the industry. ITM, Istanbul’s premium textile machinery show now has truly become a global platform for textile machinery, textile fiber, yarn and for the innovation institutions. This year ITM 2018 attracted a record-breaking visitors and technology launches. Visitors and participants from Turkey and many other countries around the world, flocked to ITM 2018 exhibition, make an indelible impression throughout the four days. There were 58,942 visitors from 94 countries.
ITM 2018 exhibition, being organized by Teknik Fairs Inc. and TÜYAP, Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım Inc. in partnership and with the cooperation of TEMSAD (Textile Machinery and Accessories Industrialists’ Association) hosted textile technology leaders for four days. Textile Today was one of the media partners of the exhibition.
The 15th International Istanbul Yarn Fair and the 7th International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Trade Fair also held concurrently with the ITM 2018 Exhibition. In addition to this, the 8th ETT 2018 Istanbul International Textile Conference was also being organized in the same venue by Marmara University. With all these activities TÜYAP Exhibition and Congress Center, Istanbul was full of sharing and sessions on technology innovation and ideas.
Over 1150 textile technology manufacturers and company representatives from 64 countries participated at the ITM 2018 exhibition, which took place in 11 different halls and exhibited their products and technologies that have been introduced to the industry for the first time. As per the information was given by the organizers, national and international companies made sales of millions of Euros in the exhibition.
Exhibitors expressed their satisfaction to this reporter also. Valentina Brignoli from ITEMA, one of the global leaders in manufacturing looms told that the exhibition has been outstanding for us. We have seen a good number of valuable customers not only from Turkey but also from many other countries. The company has launched iSAVERTM, a device that eliminates the waste selvage on the left-hand side of the fabric thus leading to unparalleled savings. As per the company, this has been a revolutionary addition to their already famous rapier loom denim R95002denim. The machine has been providing enormous energy consumption reduction and now with the addition of iSAVERTM, it is bringing great benefits in terms of fiber saving.
ITM 2018 exhibition has turned into a textile show with the participation of hundreds of textile machine producers and global investors who are developing leading technologies in their field, have realized world launches. Participating companies drew attention with a larger number of machines exhibits in the larger booths.
ITM 2018 has significantly enlarged in both country diversity and visitor numbers compared to the previous ITM exhibitions. It has raised the success level according to the very positive feedback that has been received from the companies and visitors.
The ITM 2018 has also offered incredible commercial opportunities for all professionals who wanted to take the industry’s pulse and follow the innovations. A good number of visitors came from Bangladesh in the exhibition.
The next version of the exhibition, ITM 2020 will held in Istanbul same venue on 3-6 June 2020.