IKME Space Filling Up Fast

The International Knitting Machinery Exhibition (IKME) 2003, to be held October 16-20 in Milan, has
already attracted more than 50 companies specializing in flat and circular knitting, washing,
drafting, packaging and finishing machinery; and accessories sectors.

Sponsored by Fiera Milano International S.p.A., Milan, IKME will have a strong international
presence. As of October 2002, more than 30 percent of exhibiting companies are from outside of
Italy, including companies from the United States, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey,
China and Malaysia.

January 2003