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What is ITMA?

ITMA is the world’s largest international textile machinery exhibition, an event which is owned by CEMATEX. ITMA is recognised as the ‘Olympics’ of the textile machinery industry – a showcase of the latest technology and a vital meeting place for buyers and sellers from all over the world.


The Role of ITMA

To maintain and strengthen its position as the leading exhibition of the textile machinery industry with exhibitors and visitors coming from countries world-wide
To promote and strengthen the textile machinery industry of its member associations
To offer a reasonable cycle of exhibitions not only in the interest of its member associations but also to the benefit of their customers
To be the showcase for the latest technology in the textile machinery industry in order to meet the requirements of all the actors of the textile field
To encompass the whole range of textile machinery and associated technologies, thereby creating the world’s most comprehensive textile related exhibition
To offer the best value for money to exhibitors and visitors
To welcome and perpetuate the ‘World Forum of Textile Technology’

The History of ITMA

The first ITMA exhibition (Internationale Textilmaschinen Ausstellung) was launched by CEMATEX in 1951 and has taken place with great success every four years since then -
  ITMA 51 Lille
ITMA 55 Brussels
ITMA 59 Milan
ITMA 63 Hannover
ITMA 67 Basle
ITMA 71 Paris
ITMA 75 Milan
ITMA 79 Hannover
ITMA 83 Milan
ITMA 87 Paris
ITMA 91 Hannover
ITMA 95 Milan
ITMA 99 Paris
ITMA 2003 Birmingham
ITMA 2007 Munich
ITMA 2011 Barcelona

In 1999 CEMATEX made the decision to launch an event which catered to the growing needs of Asian textile manufacturers which represent a significant percentage of its association members’ buyers. In 2001, ITMA Asia was born in Singapore, followed 4 years later by ITMA Asia 2005, also in Singapore. In 2008, 2010 and 2012 CEMATEX held a combined show in Shanghai , China - ITMA ASIA + CITME - in collaboration with three Chinese partners, CTMA, CCPITTEX and CIEC.

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ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 Facts

The third combined show of the two established brands ITMA ASIA and CITME was held in Shanghai in June 2012.

In total 1,298 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions participated, taking over 73,000 square metres net of space.

Over 91,000 trade visitors came from over 106 countries and regions.

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ITMA 2011 Facts


The 16th ITMA exhibition took place in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2011.

In total 1,350 exhibitors from 45 countries participated, taking 90,240 square metres net of space.

Over 100,000 trade visitors came from 138 countries, with the top countries being Italy, Spain, India, Germany and Turkey.  The majority of visitors came from the textile making hubs in Asia, Central and South America.

The next ITMA in Europe takes place in Milan, Italy from 12 to 19 November 2015.

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ITMA Exhibition Directories

ITMA Asia + CITME 2010
Click here to visit your comprehensive guide to all companies who exhibited at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Shanghai, 12 - 16 June 2012.

ITMA 2011
Click here to visit your comprehensive guide to all companies who exhibited at ITMA 2011, Fira de Barcelona Gran Via , 22-29 September 2011.
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