Space to exhibit at the upcoming ITMA 2019 event is already being snapped up at a rapid rate. Since the first six weeks of applications, around 25 percent of the exhibition space is already booked, according to ITMA Services, the organiser of ITMA 2019.

Mr A.E. Roberts, Managing Director of ITMA Services says, "ITMA has an excellent reputation and many global industry players are looking forward to using it as a launch pad for their new innovations. Among the sectors that have enjoyed the greatest take-up so far are finishing, printing, spinning, weaving and knitting, and we are particularly pleased with the strong response from Asian countries, particularly India which has already surpassed 60 percent of the total space it booked in the 2015 show. It is also encouraging to see that manufacturers of raw materials and garment machinery are also applying early, and our exhibitors clearly appreciate the fact that ITMA is a complete, end-to-end solutions showcase, from fibre to finished textile products.”

The last ITMA exhibition, held in Milan in 2015, welcomed 1691 exhibitors from 46 countries. Results from a post-show exhibitor survey discovered that over 90 percent rated their overall experience 'good' or 'excellent' and 93 percent would be interested in exhibiting again at the next ITMA.

ITMA 2019 is the world's largest exhibition for textile and garment technology and will be held from 20th-26th June 2019 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. Following the theme 'Innovating the World of Textiles', it will showcase an integrated textile and garment manufacturing value chain. The exhibition will be made up of 19 sectors which will include yarns, fibres and fabrics, garment making and solutions for technical textiles and nonwovens.

Manufacturers interested in participating in ITMA 2019 can apply online at