IMB Select 2010 Closes With Good Results

COLOGNE, Germany — November 11, 2010 — After a two-day fair, the first IMB Select closed its
doors on Wednesday with good results. The new trade show format, developed in collaboration with
the industry, provided the ideal conditions for the presentation and discussion of new developments
and advancements in process control and data exchange along the textile value chain. “We’re very
satisfied with the response. We would be delighted if Koelnmesse continues to pursue this concept.
This could be the starting signal for a very successful series of IMB fairs in future,” said one
major exhibitor, summing up the good mood that pervaded the hall. “All things considered, the
event’s new approach proved convincing. The results and experiences from the IMB Select 2010 give
us every reason to be optimistic about 2012,” said Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse. “The combination
of the IMB Select with its high degree of specialisation in information and communications
technology and the IMB – World of Textile Processing here in Cologne represents an international
platform for the global garment industry and textile supply chain that is unique the world over,”
added Böse.

Virtually all the exhibitors were equally impressed by the high quality of the IMB Select
visitors. “Lots of contacts – international ones too,” was the general tenor amongst the exhibiting
companies. In total, 568 trade visitors from 21countries informed themselves about the product
portfolios of the 53 exhibiting companies from 8 countries. Both garment manufacturers like
S.Oliver, Esprit,Hugo Boss, Puma, Wolford, Brax, van Laack and Marc O’Polo – to name just afew –
and retailers like Galeria Kaufhof and Sinn Leffers journeyed to the IMB Select in Cologne. The
exhibitors were particularly satisfied with the quality and decision-making authority of the

The IMB Select 2010 encouraged direct dialogue between users and providers within the sector
in ideal fashion. The trade fair’s interdisciplinary approach was also reflected in the first-rate
congress programme. Under the motto “Heading for the future: enhancing global collaboration”, the
agenda covered the entire spectrum, from sourcing to retail and from order placement back to
procurement. On both days of the event, lecture blocks alternated with Speakers Corner
presentations, culminating in Future Talk, the concluding highlight of the fair, on the afternoon
of the second day. Entitled “Dialogue Marketing and CRM: gather, evaluate and entice”, the Future
Talk brought the extremely well attended congress programme to a fitting close.

The IMB 2012 will take place in Cologne from 8 to 11 May.

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Posted on November 23, 2010

Source: Koelnmesse GmbH