Textile and garment are some of the most important industries of the global economy. Both in terms of investment budgets and values and in the final product market; the textile and garment industries are continuously growing. Trade fairs and similar event organizations for the industry; which is constantly growing, almost reflect the power of the industry. Dozens of trade fairs are organized in a year for the main categories of; yarn, weaving, knitting, finishing, dyeing and printing. The most important trade fair in terms of textile technology is undoubtedly the ITMA fair; which is held every 4 years. Every edition takes place in the country of a CEMATEX member association. The Asian version of this fair is held in China every 2 years.
The largest exhibition of textile industry in Turkey is ITM. Organized by TÜYAP and Teknik Fuarcılık, it is the largest sectoral fair in Eurasia with its local and international participants and visitors. Important fairs are held in countries where textile industry is lively. For example, INDIA ITME in India, CAITME in Uzbekistan. In addition to these fairs, fairs such as Techtextil and IDEA are being realized for the technology of technical textiles and nonwoven products. Two important institution in the nonwovens industry, EDANA and INDA are organizing industrial events around various parts of the world.
Drupa, which is organized every 4 years in the field of digital printing, is an important exhibition guiding sectoral trends. The annual FESPA Global fairs and many local FESPA fairs, which are affiliated with FESPA, bring together the world of digital printing with its wide format printing concept. Constituting the Turkey leg of this fair is FESPA Eurasia.