CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that Spain will host the next, 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s largest exhibition of textile and garment machinery technology.
The exhibition will take place at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre from 20-26 June 2019. “We are delighted to bring ITMA back to Barcelona. The selection process took us two years and our investigations into all the nine potential venues and their services were very detailed,” explained Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX.
“We enjoyed an extremely successful show in Barcelona in 2011 and our exhibitors and visitors were very impressed with the facilities and infrastructure on site. We are looking forward to another great event there in 2019.”
The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) comprises national textile machinery associations from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It is the owner of ITMA and ITMA ASIA.
ITMA has a 64-year history of displaying the latest in machinery and software for every single work process of textile making. It is held every four years in Europe.
Preparations for this year’s ITMA in Milan, which takes place from 12-19 November, are continuing, with over 1,600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries taking part. Expectations are that more than 100,000 visitors from more than 140 countries will participate.