Organizers: ITM 2021 accelerate textile's post-crisis resuscitation
Posted July 23, 2020
ISTANBUL – The ITM 2021 Exhibition, which was postponed until June 22-26, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will direct the world and Turkish textile industry, which will demonstrate a vigorous comeback in the post-pandemic period.
The ITM Exhibition was planned to take place June 2-6 this year. Participating companies in countries that had to interrupt their production – especially Italy, France, Spain, Germany and China, which were most affected by the virus – welcomed the postponement of the ITM Exhibition. The countries started a normalization process by increasing their protective measures while fighting against the pandemic. The wheels started to turn again in the factories, and production and orders gained momentum.
Turkish textile industry displayed strength
Turkey, which was not affected by pandemic as much as other countries, will be the right place for exhibitions in a post-pandemic period. With the shortage of masks and protective clothing all over the world, Turkey – with a strong infrastructure in textiles, garments and nonwovens – has supplied Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to other countries while meeting its own PPE needs.
Turkey has shown that it is one of the largest producers and raw material suppliers of the world and Europe in this process. The major brands and companies in Europe and the United States shifted their orders from China to Turkey, due to China’s being the starting point of the coronavirus. Turkey, which will accelerate technological investments due to the increase in production, will continue to lead the world textile industry.
The ITM 2021 Exhibition is expected to coincide the global economy’s resuscitatation, which will increase the interest of companies to the exhibition. Thus, thousands of international exhibitors will choose the ITM 2021 Exhibition, which is the meeting point of textile technology leaders to highlight their latest innovations.
New technologies, products
This synergy in the Turkish textile industry will have a positive impact on the ITM 2021 Exhibition. Next year, the latest technologies and new products that will be demonstrated at the ITM 2021 Exhibition, which will take place at the Istanbul Tuyap Exhibition and Congress Center, will meet textile investors from all over the world.
Sources: Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. & Teknik Fairs Inc.