ITM 2022, the first major international textile machinery exhibition held in the world after a 3-year break during the pandemic process, opened its doors with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Hosting the leading brands of textile technologies in Tüyap, ITM 2022 Exhibition will host world launches for 5 days. At the ITM 2022, where 1280 companies and company representatives from 65 countries participated, numerous collaborations will be signed with the visits of global investors and commercial delegations.  

The opening of the ITM 2022 International Textile Machinery Exhibition, which is held between 14-18 June, was held at Tuyap Fair and Congress Center. The fair was organized in partnership with Teknik Fairs Inc. – Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım Inc. and in cooperation with TEMSAD.

Intense Interest from Industry Associations to ITM 2022 

Bülent Ünal, Chairman of the Board of Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım Inc., and Necip Güney, Chairman of the Board of Teknik Fairs Inc. , Adil Nalbant, President of TEMSAD (Textile Machinery and Accessories Industrialists’ Association), Adnan Dalgakıran, President of MAKFED (Turkish Machinery Fedaration), Ahmet Öksüz, President of İTHİB (Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association, Ismail Gülle, President of TIM (Turkey Exporters Assembly) President İsmail Gülle, also many association presidents from the textile industry and senior executives of companies attended the opening ceremony.

Bülent Ünal, Chairman of the Board of Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş., who made the opening speech, said that fair organization is a sector that creates an added value of 320 billion dollars annually. Stating that the ITM 2022 is the largest textile machinery exhibition in the world, which was held 3 years later, Ünal said, “1280 companies and company representatives from 65 countries participated in our exhibition. In addition, we expect that more than 60 people from 72 countries will visit our exhibition.”

Necip Güney: We Are Very Happy with the Great Attention of the Participants and Visitors

Necip Güney, Chairman of the Board of Teknik Fairs Inc. said, “As you know, the exhibitions were postponed due to the pandemic that affected the whole world. We held our last ITM exhibition 4 years ago. ITM 2022 is the first major international textile machinery exhibition in the world after 3 years. Companies that have been longing to meet their customers face to face for a long time and visitors who want to see the latest technological innovations up close were looking forward to ITM 2022. For this reason, leading brands operating in the textile technology sector from weaving to knitting, from yarn to dyeing to digital printing, which could not find the opportunity to exhibit the technologies they developed during the pandemic process, preferred our ITM Exhibition to make their world launches”. President of TEMSAD Adil Nalbant said: “We are very happy to support the Teknik Fairs and Tüyap cooperation that has brought this fair to these days.  The only sector in which our country can compete with the world is textiles. There is no other sector that is self-sufficient and can achieve this with half of 33 billion dollars of exports. I wish the fair to be beneficial for all our industry.”  Adnan Dalgakıran, President of MAKFED, touched upon the importance of mechanization in his speech, while Ahmet Öksüz, İTHİB, expressed that the machinery sector is an integral part of textiles. He also added: ”Because we do both labor-intensive and machine-intensive work.. We are the 3rd importer of textile machinery in the world. At the same time, exports in textile machinery are also increasing. We are among the top ten countries in the world in exports. I hope that strong cooperation will be signed at the ITM 2022.”  TİM President İsmail Gülle said, “We are experiencing an incredible trend as a country. Especially after the pandemic, there is a great interest towards our country. Every time we came to the exhibiton, we saw a great environment of enthusiasm. We hope that it will be the same here.” .

Textile Technology Leaders Will Make Their World Launches at ITM 2022 

The ITM 2022, which is held in 12 halls on an area of 120 thousand square meters, will continue to keep the pulse of the sector this year as it has in previous years. The ITM 2022 Exhibition is of great importance for Turkish textile machinery and accessories manufacturers to increase their competitiveness in exports and to sign cooperation that will export worldwide. Many companies that focus on product development and new productions under pandemic conditions will have the opportunity to introduce their latest technology to the sector for the first time in 3 years at the ITM 2022.

At ITM 2022, Numerous Machine Sales and Cooperation Will Be Signed

With the machine sales to be made during the fair and the new investment decisions to be made, the textile machinery sector will gain a great momentum. ITM 2022, which will be attended by many domestic and foreign companies and visited by thousands of people, will be an organization where both domestic and foreign companies will make million Euro sales and many business connections will be made.