CEMATEX continues to promote Research and Education with grant to institutes participating at ITMA 2015
Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX, explained; “Investments in research and development, as well as education and training, are extremely important if the textile and garment industry is to stay ahead of the technology curve. Due to strong response and positive feedback following our initiative at ITMA 2011, we have decided to continue to provide the grant to pavilion participants at ITMA 2015.”
He added, “We are inviting even more institutions to leverage on the ITMA platform to showcase their projects, capabilities and programmes, and these institutions will be able to enjoy discounts of at least 50 per cent of their booth cost.”
The ITV Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering Denkendorf, Germany, is among the first to support ITMA 2015. Its director, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser, said: "As Europe’s leading and largest textile research centre, our research projects span across the entire textile production and supply chain. ITMA attracts a great number of leading industry players from all sectors. Hence, we see the synergy to collaborate with ITMA 2015 as the ideal platform to network and showcase our complete spectrum of textile research and services."
Knowledge exchange hub @ ITMA 2015
The R&E Pavilion at ITMA 2015 will continue to provide outstanding opportunities to research organisations and higher institutions of learning to share their R&D achievements, as well as current and future projects with the industry. In addition, the pavilion will feature a Speakers Platform for participating institutes to share their latest knowledge and projects.
Prof. Kunihiro Hamada, Dean of Shinshu University, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, enthused: “We applaud ITMA’s continuous focus on research, education and training to ensure the sustainable development of the textile and garment industry. We participated in the ITMA 2011 Speakers Platform which provided us with a unique opportunity to engage with the industry members and we look forward to participating again in ITMA 2015.”
A technical committee is being formed to select presentations for the Speakers Platform. More details will be released shortly. In the meantime, organisations keen to participate in the ITMA 2015 Research & Education Pavilion or apply for the grant can visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research & Education (R&E) pavilion provides an excellent platform for ITMA visitors to keep abreast of the latest research projects on garments, home textiles as well as technical textiles and nonwovens.
The pavilion was a major feature at the last ITMA exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, in 2011. It received overwhelming support from the industry. A total of 48 exhibitors from 20 countries took part in the pavilion, which also saw the debut of The European Textile Research & Education Pavilion. The Speakers Platform attached to the pavilion attracted 29 international speakers from 10 countries.
According to Jeroen Vits, Secretary General of SYMATEX (Belgium) who chaired the ITMA 2011 R&E Committee, there was strong participation from research organisations from around the world. The pavilion had the support of AUTEX, the Association of Universities for Textiles, which has 32 members from 24 countries, and TEXTRANET - European Network of Textile Research Organisations. A memorandum of understanding was also signed with EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation - to formalise a stronger collaboration in fields such as research, technological development and innovations.
ITMA 2015 will be held from 12 to 19 November 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan Italy. Owned by CEMATEX, ITMA is the world’s largest textile and garment technology showcase, which has been held since 1951. The last ITMA exhibition was held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2011. It featured 1,355 exhibitors from 45 countries, visitorship of 100,067 from 140 countries and some 50 delegations from 27 countries.