Turkey Hosts The Third ITM

TM 2009, Turkey’s International Textile Machinery Exhibition, will return to the Tüyap
Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey, June 6-10. This is the third edition of
the show, held previously in 2004 and 2006 on a biennial cycle, and recently moving to a three-year

The show is organized by Teknik Fuarcilik, Yayincilik ve Reklamcilik Tic. Ltd. Sti. and
Tüyap Tüm Fuarcilik Yapim A.S. with the help of supporting partners the Turkish Textile Machinery
and Accessories Manufacturers Association (TEMSAD) and the Turkish Textile Employers’ Association


Since its inception in 2004, the exhibition has grown steadily. Organizers report
approximately 1,500 exhibiting companies from 37 countries and 80,000 visitors are anticipated at
ITM 2009. In 2006, the show featured 1,200 exhibitors and more than 70,000 visitors, while ITM 2004
hosted 880 exhibitors and more than 60,000 visitors.

At the upcoming edition, exhibitors showcasing a full range of textile manufacturing
technologies will fill 10 halls covering approximately 42,000 square meters at the Tüyap Fair.
Halls will be organized as follows:

Halls 1 and 4 – computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and
computer-integrated management applications and automation systems; and spare parts and

Halls 2 and 3 – cotton and yarn preparation machinery, yarn twisting machinery,
and nonwoven machinery and technical textile technology;

Halls 5 and 6 – dyeing, printing and finishing machinery; and textile chemicals,
laboratory equipment and quality control systems;

Halls 7 and 8 – weaving preparation machinery and weaving machinery; and

Halls 9 and 10 – flat and circular knitting machinery; and embroidery and quilting

The International Knitting, Embroidery, Hosiery Machineries, Spare Parts and Accessories
Exhibition has been integrated into this year’s edition of ITM. Visitors from the knitting sector
will find an extensive selection of knitting technologies, including hosiery machinery on display
for the first time at an ITM event.

Visitors may view exhibits from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., June 6-9; and from 10:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m., June 10.

According to ITM organizers, textile manufacturers in Turkey – which ranks first globally
for textile machinery imports – have postponed investments in new machinery until after viewing the
newest technology in the marketplace at ITM 2009. In 2007, the three top exporters of textile
machinery to Turkey were Germany, with machinery valued at 408 million euros; Switzerland, 204
million euros; and Italy, 202 million euros
(See Figure 1).

Organizers also anticipate a number of textile investors from the Middle East will attend
this year’s show to plan their future investments.

For more information about ITM 2009, contact Teknik Fuarcilik Ltd. +90-212-592-59-92; fax

April/May/June 2009