Agreement to collaborate on nonwovens conference at ITMA 2015
From left: Ms Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of UCMTF, Mr Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, Mr Andrew Lin, Senior Manager of MP Expositions and Ms Cornelia Buchwalder, Secretary General of SWISSMEM after signing the Memorandum of Understanding
Geneva – The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA) and MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organisation of a conference on nonwovens during ITMA 2015.
Mr Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, said: “For more than 40 years, EDANA has served its member companies through a number of programmes and events designed to bring the industry together. We share a common objective of helping the textile and, in our case, nonwoven industries reach out to a wider audience through greater innovations and education.”
Ms Eileen Ng, Executive Director of MP Expositions, added: “ITMA is the world‟s largest textile and garment technology exhibition and it showcases the entire value chain. Since the introduction of the fibre and yarn sector at ITMA 2011, there is a growing emphasis on solutions for nonwovens and technical textiles. Visitors are able to witness the interaction of the materials and chemicals with the machines on the spot during live demonstrations. The cooperation with EDANA is synergistic and beneficial for the industry.”
Among the proposed joint efforts outlined in the MOU which was signed in Geneva on 10 April during the Index™ 2014 exhibition is collaboration on a nonwovens conference to be held at ITMA 2015 in Milan.
Lauding the collaboration, Mr Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX, said: “As the owner of ITMA, we warmly welcome EDANA to co-organise the nonwovens conference. Many of our CEMATEX national association members who produce machinery and related solutions for the nonwovens sector will look forward to this joint initiative.”
Details of the nonwovens conference will be released at a later date. It will be held during ITMA 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan Italy. ITMA will be staged from 12 to 19 November 2015.