ITM 2013


ITM 2013 – ‘Flexible response’ to market development

Last year there were many visitors at the ITM (c) 2013 Rieter
You should have only read this preliminary report on ITM Texpo Eurasia in 2014 as the next trade fair planned for this year was to be in Istanbul. News however had reached us in July, three months after the very successful trade fair in 2012, from the event organisers Teknik Fuarcılık Yayıncılık, Reklamcılık, Danışmanlık Tic. Ltd. Şti. and Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş. that the most important exhibition for the Turkish textile industry had been brought forward to 2013.

As a result the 5th ITM will take place, as was the case last year, in association with the 30th Texpo Eurasia, the 5th Hightex International Technical Textiles and Nonwovens fair and the 10th International Yarn Fair at the trade fair grounds Tuyap Fair in Istanbul from 29 May to 01 June.

The reasons for the rescheduling according to Necip Güney, Exhibition Sales and Marketing Director, are clear. The trade fair last year was very successful and demand for innovative textile machinery remains at a high level in Turkey. ‘Investments not completed in 2012 will be completed in 2013’, he says. He described in detail the competitive position of the Turkish textile industry as opposed to that of the Far East and the resulting necessity to modernise the stock of machinery, the potential for an increase in demand for domestic products as a result of protective duties on diverse textile groups and not least the incentive program passed by the government in mid 2012 as reasons for essential investments. 

(For further information please refer to ‘country focus on Turkey’)

Whether the rescheduling is successful will only be finally known to us at the end of May. The 2013 trade fair is certainly going to be again a real highlight for the textile industry in Turkey and the neighboring Eurasian countries as they will be able to take a close look at the latest innovations and improvements at first hand and in a compact event. The association with Hightex and the International Istanbul Yarn Fair particularly has created a real one-stop shop trade fair and the four days of the trade fair provide sufficient time to communicate with suppliers and obtain the first concrete proposals for modernization solutions.  (...)


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