ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020: register now
From 15 to 19 October 2020, the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 ( will take place on the grounds of the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. In 2018, more than 1,700 exhibitors and, according to the organiser, around 100,000 trade visitors took part, of whom approx. 20 per cent came from other Asian countries. The deadline for registration is now 27 March 2020. The VDMA advises applicants, examines applications and offers various services and activities (including advice on regulations and the Index of Products, group stands, public relations, lunch talks).
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Growth market Uzbekistan - register now for the joint company exhibition at CAITME 2020
In view of the positive development of the Uzbek textile industry, the Association has again applied for an official joint participation of companies under the "Made in Germany" brand at CAITME 2020 (9 - 11 September 2020, Tashkent, Exhibitors can register for the well-situated joint stand on attractive conditions by 10 April 2020 at the latest via the organising company.
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18 member companies have so far registered for the VDMA joint stand at Techtextil 2021 (4-7 May 2021, Frankfurt,
At the request of the Textile Machinery Association, Techtextil North America 2020 has once again been included in the foreign trade fair programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Buisiness Initiation Trips 2020

The Textile Machinery Association will continue to support sales activities of the member companies in various sales markets in 2020.
As a further business initiation trip, we offer you and other suppliers of textile machinery, clothing technology and accessories the Algerian market. The delegation trip will take place from 22 to 26 June 2020 and is supported by the BMWi Market Development Programme.

Successful Symposia and Business Initiation Trips

In November, Techtextil India took place for the seventh time in Mumbai. As in previous years, official German Pavilion participation applied for by the German Textile Machinery Association was part of the exhibition.
Around 250 company representatives from Pakistan and Germany (14 VDMA member companies) took part in the business initiation trip in November 2019. The association had proposed the event in Karachi and Lahore, which was sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), supported it together with partners and actively promoted it via daily, trade and social media. This was the third VDMA event of its kind in Pakistan after 2003 and 2006.
From 9 to 13 September 2019, ten VDMA members took part in a business trip to Japan proposed and co-designed by the German Textile Machinery Association. The company representatives were able to successfully present their technologies and services to manufacturers of technical textiles, nonwovens and composites and establish contacts with potential new customers in this difficult market.
14 companies took part in the government-sponsored business initiation trip to Peru at the end of January. The market certainly offers potential
16 member companies of the Textile Machinery Association presented their products and services during the business initiation trip from 25 to 27 November 2018 in Egypt. More than 120 visitors from the textile industry took part in the presentation event with targeted B2B discussions. In the near future, overdue investments are also planned in state enterprises in order to make them competitive again. In the interests of its members, the VDMA will stay on the ball and seek contact with the responsible political decision-makers.
Eight VDMA member companies took part in the government-sponsored business trip to Belarus in mid-July. The market certainly offers potential. The state-owned Bellegprom Group plans to invest USD 180 million.
Vom 10. bis 14. Juli 2017 präsentierten sieben VDMA-Mitgliedsunternehmen ihre Technologien und Lösungen vor über 100 Vertretern der kolumbianischen Textilindustrie in Bogotá und Medellín. Eine Zielmarktanalyse im Vorfeld, gezielte B2B-Gespräche sowie Besichtigungen von zwei bedeutenden kolumbianischen Textilherstellern Artextil und FABRICATO rundeten die Geschäftsanbahnungsreise ab. Diese wurde von der AHK Kolumbien organisiert und vom Fachverband Textilmaschinen aktiv unterstützt. Alle teilnehmenden Firmenvertreter konnten neue Kontakte zu potentiellen Kunden und Vertretungen knüpfen und zum Teil sogar Aufträge abschließen.

Leading International Trade Fair - ITMA

With 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries, the exhibitor catalogue for ITMA 2019 provides a comprehensive overview of the industry.
India is a very important market for the German textile machinery industry, with an export of € 244 million in 2018. Around 22 delegates attended the VDMA Seminar of "Perspectives on technical textiles and nonwovens in India" on 22 June during ITMA, Barcelona 2019.
The safety requirements for exhibits have not changed compared to ITMA 2015. However, for the first time a notified body was active if machine exhibits were sighted that did not comply with the regulations or carried highly questionable CE markings.
CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, announced on 21 June 2018 that ITMA will return to Milan, Italy, for its 19th edition. ITMA 2023 will be held at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre from 8 to 14 June 2023.
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ITMA 2015 Mailand
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Uzbekistan - New business opportunities along the Silk Road
VDMA expert meeting on 27 March 2020 for management, sales and business development
Information on the corona virus in China
Since December 2019 a growing number of infections with the novel corona virus has been reported in the city of Wuhan and in the Hubei region. This virus has now also been detected in other regions of China. VDMA member companies have already taken measures.
Exhibition and Marketing Committee
The Exhibition and Marketing Committee of the Textile Machinery Association consists of 21 members who are also responsible in their companies for marketing, sales and exhibitions.
Barbara Clobes
Barbara Clobes
Textile Machinery Association, Secretary Trade Shows and Symposia
(+49 69) 66 03-13 98
(+49 69) 66 03-23 98
Boris Abadjieff
Boris Abadjieff
Textile Machinery Association, Export Marketing, Trade Fairs and Symposia (ITMA, ITMA ASIA), Exhibition and Marketing Committee, VDMA liaison office India
(+49) 69 6603-1337
(+49) 69 6603-2337