Experience ITMA 2007

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The New Munich Trade Fair Centre features 17 halls covering 180,000 square meters of
exhibition space.


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eld every four years since 1951, and in recent years attracting well over 100,000
visitors and more than 1,300 exhibitors at each show, ITMA 2007 will be held September 13-20 at the
New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.


ITMA Innovations

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), which owns the show;
organizer Messe München GmbH; and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Textile Machinery
Association see ITMA 2007 as “The Place for Innovation” and have made several changes to the show’s
format to keep up-to-date with industry demand and technological trends.

ITMA 2007 will feature an enlarged index of products that will comprise a wider variety of
machinery and accessories in all sectors. The show’s offerings include machinery, equipment, and
auxiliary machinery and accessories for the following sectors: spinning preparation, man-made fiber
production and spinning; winding, texturing and twisting; nonwoven and felting web formation,
bonding and finishing; weaving preparation, weaving and tufting; knitting and hosiery; braiding and
embroidery; washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, drying, finishing, cutting, rolling and folding;
making-up; laboratory testing and measuring; transport, handling, storing and packing; and
recycling, waste reduction and pollution prevention. Offerings also include design,
data-monitoring, processing and integrated production software; and associated textile and
making-up equipment and services.

Optimized integration of nonwovens technology between the spinning preparation and finishing
halls will enable visitors to see this technology at its most relevant. The nonwovens area will
occupy two halls and will be 50-percent larger than at ITMA 2003 — when it debuted and occupied
just one hall — and will include new machine categories such as aerodynamic web formation and other
special warp knitting and weaving machines for the production of technical textiles.

The accessories and spare parts sector has been restructured so that all measuring and
testing systems are listed separately for each sector.

Textile machinery that used to be listed under “Other” is now listed separately in all
sectors.

Organizers also have color-coded the different halls according to specific sector, making it
easier for visitors to quickly find their areas of interest.


Research And Education Area Premieres

ITMA 2007 will feature the premiere of the Research and Education Area, 600 square meters of
centrally located exhibition and lounge space devoted to presentations from research institutes for
textiles and apparel, and educational organizations and institutions. Organizations from Germany,
Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and India have already registered. The area will serve as a more
intimate venue for displaying research results, services, and process and product advancements, as
well as educational and continued training offers. A Speakers Corner will enable industry experts
from the area to present current projects for textiles and apparel.


Visitor Services

ITMA organizers will offer a range of services during the exhibition to make it as pleasant
an experience as possible. A Visitor Information System consisting of 72 touch-screen information
terminals will be available on the trade fair grounds, and will provide exhibitor information
including hall and booth numbers and full company profiles.

The exhibition site also offers a moving transport system to help visitors efficiently cover
the 180,000 square meters of exhibition space, restaurants, snack bars, cafes, bakeries and prayer
rooms for all denominations. Event organizers have made a special effort to accommodate Muslim
visitors during Ramadan. Jewish visitors will be provided opportunities to celebrate Rosh Hashana,
the Jewish New Year.

Those with ITMA visitor badges may use all public transport operated by the Munich Transport
and Tariff Association, or Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV) — including underground, local railway,
tram, bus and airport shuttle — free of charge during the fair.


ITMA.com

ITMA organizers have created comprehensive websites that cover every aspect of the show. The
main website, www.itma.com, provides visitors and exhibitors links to basic information about the
show including online registration and an updated exhibitors database; resources for getting to and
staying in Munich, as well as sightseeing opportunities; archived press releases; newsletter
registration; an ITMA history section; and contact information for show organizers and supporting
associations. The site is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Czech,
Arabic, Turkish, Japanese, Farsi, Korean and Chinese.

A link to the free service my.itma.com, accessed through the main website, enables visitors
to organize their trip to ITMA. The site provides an exhibitor database from which users may select
and note companies as contacts, and then save them under a user profile for later access. Users may
also send out a variety of messages using the service, including e-mails to contacts, meeting
requests and Web page recommendations. The service also offers a Calendar function and a Favourites
category for further organizing contacts.


For more information about ITMA 2007, contact +49-89-9491-1428; fax +49-89-9491-1429;
visitor@itma.com; www.itma.com.




July/August 2007
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