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VDMA: ITMA a good show; 93 German firms ready for 2012
Oct '11
The German exhibitors draw a very positive conclusion of ITMA 2011 in Barcelona: 83 percent assess their overall experience of the fair as very to good. 91 percent stated that the quality of visitors was excellent to good. The survey among the exhibitors to which 134 German companies responded showed further that more than two third of the participants already closed deals before the end of the show.

“ITMA 2011 has exceeded the expectations of the VDMA member companies, regarding the number of visitors, the quality of the leads as well as the orders received. The ITMA fair in Barcelona proved to be an excellent opportunity to highlight the pioneering position of German technology and to demonstrate the exceptional innovative strengths of the VDMA members”, emphasises Fritz P. Mayer, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and CEO of Karl Mayer Group.

Advantage ITMA
The survey reveals the standing of ITMA as the world's leading textile machinery hub impressively. 56 percent of the participants stated that ITMA has very big to big advantages compared to other trade fairs on the same theme. Based on the experiences of the fair in Barcelona, 92 percent of the responding exhibitors stated that they will exhibit at the next ITMA 2015 in Milan.

Next stop ITMA ASIA 2012 – 93 German companies registered
While ITMA Barcelona is history, the preparations for the next big show ITMA ASIA, taking place from 12 to 16 June 2012 in Shanghai started. By the mid of October, 93 companies from Germany already registered for the leading Asian exhibition and increased their applied space significantly by 20 percent compared to ITMA ASIA 2010. Therefore, VDMA expects the German participation at ITMA ASIA 2012 will definitely be higher in terms of square meters and number of companies. In the 2010 show 103 German companies participated.

VDMA Textile Machinery Association

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