After 4 years of day in and day out hard work, manufacturers are getting ready for the Olympics of the textile and garment industry to display their latest technological innovations in ITMA 2019 which will take place between June 20 – 26 in Barcelona.
As a 40-year supporter of the worldwide textile industry, we prepared a free guide for you and listed everything you need to know for ITMA 2019 Barcelona textile and garment technology exhibition for a full-fledged ITMA experience.
Let’s dive in.
Getting to the ITMA 2019 Barcelona Exhibition Venue
Opening Hours for Exhibitors & Visitors
Barcelona Weather Forecast between June 20 – 26
Top things to do in Barcelona
What to eat? (Vegan-friendly restaurants included)
Getting to the ITMA 2019 Barcelona Exhibition Venue
There are lots of ways to reach the venue. You can use the mini-menu below for faster results.
ITMA 2019 Barcelona Address & Map
Here’s the exact address for ITMA 2019 Barcelona:
Fira de Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64,
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Coming to the venue by car
You can also use the GPS coordinates 41.35448, 2.12698 or get the directions from the map above.
Below, you can view the parking lots which are along the perimeter of the venue.
Using the metro lines
You can use the metro lines below. The dark area in the map are the metro stations near the venue.
Europa|Fira Station (Metro L9 sud)
South Access – Halls 1&2
Fira Station (Metro L9 sud)
East Access – Halls 3, 4 & 5
FOC Station (Metro L10 sud)
North Access – Halls 6, 7, 8.0, 8.1 & Under Linkway
Going to the venue via FGC Trains
If you want to come to the venue by train, take FGC trains lines L8, S3, S4, S8, S9, R5, R6, R50, R60 and disembark at Europa | Fira.
More info here.
Getting to ITMA 2019 by bus
You can also come to the venue by bus. TMB buses V1, V3, H12, H16, 46, 65, 79 & 109 pass near the venue or comes to the venue. You can find bus maps here.
Taking a cab
Use the yellow & black cabs to reach the venue. Find the taxi fares here. Here is the route calculator. It’s not in English language but it gets the job done. If you need more information, you can find it here.
Uber suspended its operations in Barcelona this year because of the new laws. Luckily there’s an alternative called Cabify. However, they also changed their operations to adapt to the new laws. Now you need to sign a 1 year contract and wait for 15 minutes for your first ride. If you are planning to visit Barcelona more often from now on, you can get more information about Cabify from here.
ITMA 2019 Exhibition Opening Hours
It would be handy to know the opening hours to get the most of the ITMA 2019 experience.
09:00 – 22:00
Between June 20 – 25: 10:00 – 18:00
June 26: 10:00 – 16:00
For Dismantling the Stands
Between June 27 – July 2: 08:00 – 20:00
July 3: 08:00 – 12:00
Barcelona Weather Forecast between June 20 – 26, 2019
It’s expected to be mostly sunny between 26°C / 18°C on average while there may be morning thunderstorms and a little rain in June 26th.
Top Things to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the cities that you cannot compare with any other in the entire world. It’s unique. It’s beautiful. It’s old and new at the same time. The city has its own soul while offering something for everyone whether you are after the spectacular architecture, incredible food, upbeat beaches or all kinds of museums. Yes, we said all kinds. Have you heard about the Marijuana museum? Yes, we neither.
We believe the power of expertise. That’s why in the last 40 years we did only one thing: We worked on paper technologies. We know paper. We breath paper. We can talk about paper for days. Although we consider ourselves a well traveled team with offices in 2 different continents, giving travel advice is entirely different area of expertise. That’s why we turned on experts on this one. We looked at dozens of websites and handpicked the following guides for you.
Handpicked Barcelona Guides
22 Best Things to do In Barcelona, Spain by Hand Luggage Only (This one has been shared over 68.000 times)
The 79 Best Things to do in Barcelona, Spain (& What to Skip) by Happy to Wander
25 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain (+ Epic Local Tips) by Barcelona Hacks
What to eat?
Very few cities in the world can top the food scene in Barcelona. From 25 Michelin star restaurants to amazing rooftops, local gems and one of Europe’s largest food markets -La Boqueria- there is something for everyone. Here we turn to experts again for best places to eat and maybe have a break after dazzling technological innovations at ITMA 2019 Barcelona.
29 Best Restaurants in Barcelona by Conde Nast Traveler
The 38 Essential Restaurants in Barcelona by Eater (Interactive maps included)
39 Best Restaurants in Barcelona According to the Locals by Barcelona Hacks
Barcelona food guides for Vegans and Vegetarians
Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona, Spain by HappyCow Community Members
Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Barcelona by Tripadvisor
Vegan Barcelona: The Ultimate Guide to All You Need to Know by The Vegan Word
About ITMA 2019 Barcelona
We included handy information about the exhibition in this part. You can find the floor plans, ITMA 2019 exhibitor list links and of course; where we will be at.
ITMA 2019 Barcelona is big, very big. The gross area is larger than 443 basketball courts. Therefore, it would be handy to plan your route beforehand. For example; before attending the events in CC4 and CC5 halls, you can find us at the north of that big, beautiful blue printing area in Hall 3.
You can also find an interactive version of this map here.
ITMA 2019 Barcelona Exhibitor List
Since there are over 1.700 exhibitors this time, the list goes by dozens of pages and it’s nearly impossible to look it up without being dizzy. That’s why ITMA Service Team did a great job and created a multitude of ways to find your favorite exhibitors. You can search by name, association, country and by product category from here.
Canapa Paper Technologies Fair Booth at ITMA 2019
There’s no doubt that this is what you’ve been waiting for in the whole guide. So, here it’s without a further due: We are at Hall 3 – C218. Below you can view the exact location. You can also find us from here.
General Knowledge about ITMA
What is ITMA?
ITMA is the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition where some of the top players of textile and garment technology industry comes together for networking opportunities while sharing knowledge and marketing their latest solutions. It’s organized once in every 4 years and that’s why it’s sometimes referred as the “Olympics” of the industry.
Who owns ITMA?
ITMA brand is owned by CEMATEX –also known as Le Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles- which is formed by 9 national European textile machinery associations: SYMATEX of Belgium, UCMTF of France, VDMA of Germany, ACIMIT of Italy, GTM of the Netherlands, AMEC-AMTEX of Spain, TMAS of Sweden, SWISMEM of Switzerland and BTMA of the United Kingdom.
History of ITMA
ITMA 2019 Barcelona is the 18th ITMA exhibition to this day. The first ITMA took place in Lille, France in 1951. Below, you can view the year and the city of all the ITMA exhibitions.
ITMA 1951 Lille
ITMA 1955 Brussels
ITMA 1959 Milan
ITMA 1963 Hannover
ITMA 1967 Basle
ITMA 1971 Paris
ITMA 1975 Milan
ITMA 1979 Hannover
ITMA 1983 Milan
ITMA 1987 Paris
ITMA 1991 Hannover
ITMA 1995 Milan
ITMA 1999 Paris
ITMA 2003 Birmingham
ITMA 2007 Munich
ITMA 2011 Barcelona
ITMA 2015 Milan
ITMA 2019 Barcelona
ITMA 2015 Milan Review with Numbers
Last ITMA took place in Milan in 2015 with record number of exhibitors. Here is a quick recap with statistics:
ITMA 2019 Barcelona Expectations
There will be more exhibitors this year than 2015 while at least the same number of visitors is expected to show up. ITMA 2019’s gross exhibition space is huge this time, a whopping 220,000 square meters.
We believe that should be enough for a comfortable ITMA 2019 Barcelona exhibition experience and we hope you find the guide fullfilling as well. If you have any questions about the industry, dye-sub papers, digital printing or anything in between, we are looking forward to meet you at Hall 3 – C218.
We wish you a great ITMA 2019 and Barcelona experience.
See you in there!