ITM, HIGHTEX exhibitions postponed until June 2021
Posted April 16, 2020
The ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Exhibition, held every two years in partnership with Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Inc. and Teknik Fuarcılık Inc. and in cooperation with TEMSAD, were scheduled to take June 2-6 this year in Istanbul, Turkey.
However, as the effects of COVID-19 continue to increasingly impact the world, the exhibitions had been postponed to July 14-18, 2020, but it has now been rescheduled for June 22-26, 2021.
In a statement, by ITM and HIGHTEX Project Group said the following regarding the postponement:
“We continue to prepare for the ITM and HIGHTEX exhibitions at full steam. We believe that our textile industry will be revitalized and reach a better point with the end of the coronavirus pandemic. While all the world has difficulty finding masks and protective clothing, Turkey is among the largest manufacturers of nonwoven fabrics and sanitary outfits thanks to its strong infrastructure for the production of textiles, garments and nonwovens.
“We know that the Turkish textile industry, which manufactures masks and protective clothing to offer health benefits to all the world today, will grow stronger in this process and continue its investments at full speed. We believe that this synergy and strength in the Turkish textile industry will have a positive impact on our exhibitions. For this reason, we believe that our ITM and HIGHTEX Exhibitions that we had to postpone to 2021, will provide great opportunities for the global and Turkish textile industries, which we expect to will gain momentum after the coronavirus outbreak.”
Exhibition preparation continue
Preparations for ITM and HIGHTEX 2021 Exhibitions continue at full steam to bring together hundreds of manufacturers and global investors who develop leading technologies in their fields. The latest technologies and new products to be displayed at ITM and HIGHTEX Exhibitions, which will open their doors in Istanbul Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center next year, will meet with textile investors from all over the world.
ITM 2018, where textile machinery leaders exhibited their latest technological products, turned into a trade show with global launches and hosted one of the largest meetings in the world, with 1,150 exhibitors from 64 countries and 58,942 visitors (14,248 of them foreigners) from 94 countries.
ITM 2021 and HIGHTEX 2021 Exhibitions will be held simultaneously in partnership of Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Inc. and Teknik Fuarcılık Inc., and in cooperation with TEMSAD in 12 halls, 120,000 square meters area with 1,250 international exhibitors will set new records in the field with its visitors and exhibitors.
Source: Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Inc. and Teknik Fuarcılık Inc.