ITMA is the world’s largest international textile machinery exhibition, an event which is owned by CEMATEX. ITMA is recognised as the ‘Olympics’ of the textile machinery industry – a showcase of the latest technology and a vital meeting place for buyers and sellers from all over the world.

ITMA, Internationale Textilmaschinen Ausstellung, has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.

TMAS is, through the membership in CEMATEX, co-owner of ITMA.

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The first ITMA exhibition was launched by CEMATEX in 1951 and has taken place with great success every four years since then:

  • ITMA 1951 Lille
  • ITMA 1955 Brussels
  • ITMA 1959 Milan
  • ITMA 1963 Hannover
  • ITMA 1967 Basle
  • ITMA 1971 Paris
  • ITMA 1975 Milan
  • ITMA 1979 Hannover
  • ITMA 1983 Milan
  • ITMA 1987 Paris
  • ITMA 1991 Hannover
  • ITMA 1995 Milan
  • ITMA 1999 Paris
  • ITMA 2003 Birmingham
  • ITMA 2007 Munich
  • ITMA 2011 Barcelona
  • ITMA 2015 Milan
  • ITMA 2019 Barcelona
  • ITMA 2023 Milan

In 1999 CEMATEX made the decision to launch an event which catered to the growing needs of Asian textile manufacturers which represent a significant percentage of its association members’ buyers. In 2001, ITMA Asia was born in Singapore and since then ITMA Asia has been held every two years in collaboration with three Chinese partners, CTMA, CCPITTEX and CIEC.