ITMA 2003 To Include Forum

ITMA 2003 To Include ForumCEMATEX, the organization comprised of European textile manufacturers
associations and organizer of ITMA 2003, has added the ITMA Forum to the activitites offered during
the quadrennial textile machinery exhibition, to be held in Birmingham, England, October 22-29,
2003. The Forum, a three-day conference focusing on strategic initiatives for the global textile
industry, will take place October 23-25. It will comprise six open discussions including China,
trade developments, corporate finance, skills management, supply chain management and technical
textiles. The opening session, China: a Competitor, Supplier, Partner or New Market will feature
panelists Chinese Textile Minister Du; Bill Lakin, secretary general, Euratex; and Carlos Moore,
senior vice president, American Textile Manufacturers Institute. We are extremely happy to be
running this major conference alongside ITMA 2003, said Evelyne Cholet, secretary general, CEMATEX.
The development reflects a visionary step forwards in the evolution of CEMATEX, and I am certain
that this addition to the exhibition will be welcomed by both exhibitors and visitors, as well as
position the ITMA brand well and truly at the forefront of our industry.
May 2003