The inaugural International Istanbul Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM 2004) will take place at
Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey, June 1-6. Organized by Tekstil
Teknoloji Magazine and Teknik Fair Organization, the event will feature textile machinery,
equipment and accessories; textile chemicals and dyes; laboratory equipment and quality control
systems; and CAD/CAM and CIM applications and automation systems from 450 companies worldwide.
Approximately 80 percent of the exhibitors will come from the United States, Belgium, England,
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, China, India, Japan and Korea. Organizers expect more
than 50,000 visitors from countries throughout the Middle East and Asia, the Pacific region,
Eastern Europe and North Africa, as well as from Western Europe and the United States. Textile
manufacturing segments to be represented at ITM 2004 include: fiber preparation; yarn preparation;
spinning; nonwovens and industrial textiles; weaving preparation; weaving; circular knitting; and
dyeing, printing and finishing.