IMB Select To Focus On Supply Chain

Germany-based Koelnmesse GmbH, organizer of IMB — World of Textile Processing, has created a new
trade fair format under the IMB umbrella and next year will debut IMB Select 2010 — Fashion &
Textiles: IT-Systems, Services and Strategies. The new format, to premiere Nov. 10-11, 2010,
represents a further development of IMB Forum, which has been held in conjunction with IMB — World
of Textile Processing, and will focus on the entire vertical supply chain for the fashion and
textile industries.

“In IMB Select we are creating a product developed in partnership with companies that is
100-percent focused on the wishes of visitors,” said Udo Traeger, head of Koelnmesse’s Furniture,
Interior Design & Textiles division. “IMB Select is an excellent connecting link to IMB —
World of Textile Processing to be held in May 2012.”

The new format will emphasize the importance of information technology (IT) systems to
integration of activities and to transparent communication among the various links within the
supply chain for apparel production and textile and flexible materials processing. The show also
will present ancillary processes along the supply chain.

“Visiting this trade fair will be of immense importance for all decision-makers,” said
Bettina Glamsch, IMB product manager. “It is the only place where they will get a complete overview
of the IT industry’s offers for the sector. It will enable key investment decisions to be made
based on flawless information.”

September 29, 2009