ACIMIT, ICE To Offer Technical Textiles, Nonwovens Workshops

The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACMIT) and the Italian Institute for
Foreign Trade (ICE) will be holding workshops in China, India and Iran as part of a promotional
program for the technical textiles and nonwovens sector. Italian machinery manufacturers will
introduce their latest technologies at the workshops, where they also will have an opportunity to
exchange ideas and conduct trade discussions with local textile operators.

ACMIT and ICE will hold two workshops on Italian technical textile and nonwovens machinery in
China, one in Hangzou on Feb. 24, 2009, and the other in Wuxi on Feb. 26, 2009. A technical
workshop on Italian automotive textiles technology will be held in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 22,
2009, and a technical workshop on Italian finishing technology will be held in Tehran, Iran, on
Feb. 17, 2009.

For more information about the events, contact Mauro Badanelli, +39 02 4693611;

December 16, 2008