Cematex, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that ITMA will return to Milan, Italy, for its 19th edition in 2023. ITMA 2023 will be held at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre from 8 to 14 June 2023.
Cematex General Assembly
The decision to host ITMA 2023 in Milan was taken at the Cematex General Assembly. Mr Fritz P. Mayer, President of Cematex, explained: “We received very positive feedback from ITMA 2015 exhibitors and visitors. Milan has excellent infrastructure for holding large-scale exhibitions like ITMA, which grosses over 200,000 square metres and attracts a global audience. It offers an extensive range of hospitality services and air connections to all parts of the world. Italy also has a large textile machinery and textile making industry.”
Alessandro Zucchi, President of Acimit, the association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, said: “We are very pleased that Milan has been selected to host ITMA 2023. We will work hard with all parties, including government agencies and local partners to ensure another successful show.”
Fiera Milano, which also hosted ITMA 2015, beat two other short-listed bidders out of an initial list of nine venues. “It is a great satisfaction for us to have brought the top international exhibition of machinery and technology for textiles and clothing back to Italy,” said Mr Fabrizio Curci, Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Milano.
ITMA, the large textile and garment technology exhibition, has been held every four years since 1951. The next exhibition will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, Spain. Space at ITMA 2019 has sold out and new applicants are being put on a waiting list. The exhibition has attracted over 1,600 exhibitors to showcase their latest technologies and sustainable solutions for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain, as well as fibres, yarns and fabrics.