We had a lively 2016. We had times when tensions rose at conjunctional developments and international relationships both in global market and in our country. In the light of the economic data, we can evaluate that our sector has grown among all these developments. Regardless of the adverse events that took place in the Middle East, coup attempts and terrorist attack in our country, our sector continued to be one of the locomotive sectors of our country. Comparing with the data of the previous year, textile sector that has a shining place of our country ended the year more positively. We also observed that the investments in especially yarn and weaving machines increased rapidly in accordance with the news that came from the international markets. In addition to the pressure created by the political events that took place in the east of our country, we can say that the new investment incentives created by the government covered the unfortunate events we had to face. Being the fair with the highest participation and visitor rates among all ITM exhibitions up to now, the ITM 2016 and HIGHTEX 2016 fairs, organized by us as Teknik Fairs, draw the attention of the whole world to our country. The sector also had a busy year together with Itme Asia+Citme 2016 and the upcoming India Itme 2016 this month. As the reports published after the fair shows, our sector will grow even more under the light of the new developments taking place every passing day. We transfer all these developments in the sector and inform you through Tekstil Teknoloji and Nonwoven Technology magazines. We will be together with more technological and innovative investment news with the upcoming of the New Year.
The sales of ITM 2018 and HIGHTEX 2018 will gain speed with the beginning of the New Year. We gave the start for the ITM 2018 Fair in the past months and the halls already are already filling up at incredible speed. We would like to invite you to visit our web sites to be informed about latest developments without losing further time.
Wishing the year 2017 will bring fortunate events to our country, world and sector. See you in the new year …