Heavy demands for participation at ITM 2020 following ITM 2018's global success

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-09-17 13:16:00 – Mumbai

ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibitions, which brings together the leading brands of the world textile industry, has proved itself to be a “Global Trademark” with the country diversity in terms of the number of participants and visitors. Preparations started for the ITM 2020 with the synergy of the global success achieved at the ITM 2018 breaking a record with 58,942 visitors from 94 countries. There are huge demands from the world’s textile technology leaders to participate in the ITM 2020. The ITM 2020 will be held at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center between June 2-6.

With huge participation from many countries and Turkey since the moment it opened its doors to the industry representatives, the ITM 2018 Exhibition made an indelible impressions with the high number of visitors. Hosting 1.150 companies from 64 countries for 4 days, the ITM 2018 recorded a 16% increase in number of general visitors, a 38% increase in number of international visitors and a 20% increase in country diversification compared to the previous event.

Being the meeting point for leading textile technology brands for their global launches, the ITM 2018 has gotten full marks from participants. Hundreds of company representatives in post-event evaluations pointed out the importance of the exhibition for the global textile industry by stating that thanks to ITM they have been able to meet with their customers whom they could not meet due to visa problems.

Increasing Applications for ITM 2020 Herald New Records : Following the success of the ITM 2018, with both domestic and foreign companies having realized sales worth of millions of euros, and many business agreements signed, applications to participate in the ITM 2020 has increased. Companies that have completed their applications on the first day started counting days to experience the stir of ITM 2020 in Istanbul. The number of booths rented and the expansion booth sizes by companies are precursors of new records to be broken by the ITM 2020 in terms of number of visitors and participants.

Event Extended to 5 Days Upon Heavy Demands : In the surveys conducted during the ITM 2018 Exhibition, participants and visitors had stated that the duration of the event did not suffice for such a large organization. With the increase in number of exhibitors, diversity, booth sizes and the number of machines displayed by the companies resulted in investors and delegations pointing out that the duration needed to be extended for them to visit the exhibition fully and finalize their agreements. Upon heavy demands on this issue, the ITM 2020 Exhibition was extended to 5 days. The next ITM event will take place in Istanbul between 2-6 June 2020.

On the other hand, the HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Exhibition, which is the one and only organization in its industry, will be held concurrently with ITM 2020.

ITM 2020 to Continue Becoming the Meeting Point for the Global Textile Industry : The ITM Exhibitions are attracting visitors thanks to it taking place in Istanbul – the heart of world trade–, convenience of transportation and accommodation, Turkey’s having common cultural values with the new textile investors from the Middle East and the Far East countries, the absence of visa issues. The positive feedbacks from the companies and the sales success of the companies indicate that the ITM events, acting as a bridge between the Eastern and the Western textile worlds, will continue to be the meeting point for the world textile industry in 2020 as it has been in the past.

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