Digitalisation & Sustainability Take Huge Leap At ITMA
The biggest textile machinery exhibition in the world, ITMA 2023 closed its doors on June 14, 2023, with a strong presence of both, exhibitors as well as visitors with transformation toward digitalisation and sustainability taking a huge leap.
1,709 exhibitors from several countries showcased innovative, cutting-edge and a comprehensive range of textile technologies at ITMA 2023, which was attended by over 111,000 buyers from 143 countries, which is higher than at ITMA 2019
Visitors from Italy made up for 29 percent of total buyers, followed by Turkey, Germany and India with 6 percent each, buyers from France stood at 4 percent and those from Brazil at 3 percent.
Recovering from the impact of the Covind-19 pandemic, the worldwide textile industry demonstrated remarkable resilience, capturing the globe’s attention with its strong presence at the exhibition.
“This edition has been a great success with the visitor numbers higher than the previous exhibition in 2019. At this ITMA, the transformation journey toward digitalisation and sustainability has taken a huge leap forward,” Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, said.
“It has been a mega gathering with the presence of stakeholders of the entire textile and garment making ecosystem. CEMATEX associations and their member companies, as well as all other exhibitors, are delighted with the results as the exhibition has surpassed all our expectations,” he added.
“The results of Milan edition confirmed ITMA as the most important showcase for world textile machinery industry. It was a great success, judging from the quality of visitors in attendance, and many Italian exhibitors have secured contracts and sold their machines,” Federico Pellegata, Director of ACIMIT also said.
ITMA 2023 also hosted high-level country delegations from two of the major textile producing countries, India and Uzbekistan.
India was represented by Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles, who led the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) business delegation. The CITI delegation was made up of 39 top Indian textile and garment industry executives.
The delegation from Uzbekistan was led by its President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, who declared his strong intentions to boost the textile industry in his country.
The next ITMA edition will be held in Hannover, Germany instead of Spain from September 16-22, 2027.