A global textile show with 49.730 visitors: ITM 2016

ITM 2016 International Textile Machinery Exhibition was held on June 1-4. ITM 2016, the meeting point for the industry professionals and where the textile technology giants gathered, put a smile on the exhibitors faces with its more than 49.000 visitors.

ITM 2016 International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX 2016 International Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Trade Fair turned out to be the most important gathering for the textile industry. Being the most significant textile technology show in the region, ITM 2016 managed to be an organization where both domestic and foreign companies made sales of millions of Euros and various business contacts were established. At ITM 2016, brand new technologies were launched for four days. ITM 2016 gained appreciation as the most extensive among all ITM Exhibition up to now with its 49.730 visitors. Textile Technology manufacturers showed up with over 1200 companies and company representatives at ITM 2016 which look place in 13 halls with products and technologies introduced tho the sector for the first time. During ITM 2016, particularly the halls of weaving and spinning machinery, digital printing and knitting experienced a significant growth. The world’s textile technology manufacturing companies had been well-prepared for ITM 2016 and took part in the fair with immerse square-meters and their special booths. Held with the participation of all the industry manufacturers exhibiting their machinery, ITM 2016 served as an indicator showing how much importance the world textile technology manufacturers paid to Turkey and the regional market. Visitors from all over the world, particularly Iran, Egypt, Turkey, India, Tunisia, Pakistan, China, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Algeria, the Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Morocco, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Greece, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia caught the eye.Official and commercial committees from various countries visited ITM 2016. Particularly besides representatives of the ministry of textile industry, industrial associations and union administrations, an important number of procurement committees from Tehran and Tabriz were present. Also purchasing committees from Egypt, India, Russia, Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine, Tunisia and Morocco attract attention at ITM 2016.


ITM 2016 broke new ground from the point of its visitor number and the diversity of countries. Being the host for 49.730 visitors fr om Turkey and from over 76 countries, ITM 2016 had welcomed visitors from: USA, Germany, Turkey, UAE, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Algeria, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Indonesia, Armenia, Ethiopia, Morocco, Palestine, France, Ghana, Guatema – la, South Korea, Georgia, Croatia, India, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Libya, Lit huania, Lebanon, Hungary, Macedonia, Malaysia, Egypt, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Saud i Arabia, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Jordan, Vietnam, UK, Spain, Azerbaijan and Greece.


The next meeting of ITM, HIGHTEX Fairs which brings the world textile sector together in İstanbul/Turkey, will be held from 14th to 17th April 2018.


The exhibition, where the most important figures of the textile machinery world presented their latest machinery and technologies, offered unmissable trade opportunities for all professionals who wanted to keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry and follow the innovations. ITM 2016, described as “the fair which offered pinpoint opportunities” by the exhibitors, was an efficient gathering during which the qualified purchasing committees concluded agreements of millions of Euros.