Turkey Set To Welcome Global Textile Industry To Twin Fairs

Ümit Vural, General Manger, ECR Fuarcılık

TME & Texstart scheduled from September 8-11 in Istanbul

As populations get vaccinated against Covid-19, it is expected that life would start to return to normal by mid of June, globally.

And Turkey is confident of hosting a successful Istanbul International Textile Machinery Fair TME from September 8-11, 2021. According to Ümit Vural, ECR Fuarcılık General Manger, “During TME 2021, all safety and health measures regarding Covid-19 will be taken. Details can also be found on our website. In addition, the halls of the IFM fair centre were renewed, and the IFM management channelled significant amount of capital for air conditioning and for air intake systems and for filtration applications. While the exhibition area stand drawings and planning were being made, our preparations were completed by taking into account many anti-epidemic measures.”

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He further informed, “Another advantage for TME fair taking place in Turkey is that we do not set any significant visa rules compared to Schengen countries. We do not suffer from any travel bans due to the pandemic. Further, a traveller who has negative Covid-19 test result can enter Turkey safely. Textile delegations from many countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, India and Egypt have already confirmed their visits. Hotel reservations have already begun.”

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The Exhibition Venue

According to him, all companies who want to introduce their innovations to the Turkey market will participate in TME 2021. TME will cover every segment of the textile industry. Alongside TME will be Texstart Yarn and Fabric Fair. This will create a new platform where the international textile industry can also interact with their buyers. There will also be trend areas and discussion panels.

Turkey’s textile trade has remained strong. Exports of Turkish textiles and raw materials has risen by 40%. New investments in textile manufacturing continue uninterrupted. Order delivery times of domestic and foreign machinery manufacturers have been extended by 6-9 months.

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Turkey’s textile machinery imports have risen by 45% to US$ 1.5 billion in 2020. According to CEMATEX member association, Turkey today is among the top two markets for textile machinery.


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