The Rupp Report: ITMA 2011 Date Changed

Like ITMA Asia 2008 in Shanghai, ITMA 2011 is already in the limelight of the global textile
industry. In the Rupp Report published Sept. 18, 2007, it was mentioned that the next ITMA will be
held in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 23-30, 2011. Recently, a press release from the organizers arrived
containing the following message:

“ITMA 2011 will now start a day earlier than originally planned, announced show owner, the
European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX). It will be held from September 22
to 29, 2011, at the same place, the new Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue in Barcelona.”

Tradition Comes First

It is new that the dates of an ITMA have been changed after the official release announcing
the show. What happened? According to the show organizers and CEMATEX, the change was made in order
to begin and end the show on a Thursday. This is more in keeping with the traditional dates of
ITMA. Previous shows have always started on a Wednesday or a Thursday.

Change Your Hotel Bookings

This decision was taken by the CEMATEX board at the recent general assembly meeting in
Amsterdam, and the associations have announced the news to all their members. So far, that’s the
message from the organizers. Hopefully, not all exhibitors have already booked their hotels.

December 4, 2007