ITM 2020 will be held in Turkey, June 2 to 6, 2020. This is a trade fair for textile machinery and a venue for the launch of new ideas and new technologies. Held every two years, the trade fair enables participants from all over the world to collaborate and helps bring European and Asian suppliers and buyers together. It offers companies an opportunity to introduce their latest developments to a global audience. ITM 2020 is expecting to set new records in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors. In 2018, the show hosted 1,150 exhibitors from 64 countries, registering a 20 per cent increase in country diversity compared to the previous fair in 2016. Delegations from Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Panama, Czech Republic and Russia visited the show. ITM has become a brand in Turkey, both by bringing together all the players in the industry and allowing the country to keep up with the new technologies in machinery.
For Turkey 2018 was a historical year for exports, in spite of the trade wars, Brexit, rising populism and regional conflicts. Exports reached $168 billion. Target markets for 2019 include Africa as well as the South American and Asian markets.