Participation in the ITMA 2019 International Exhibition (Barcelona, Spain)
Within the MOST project, representatives of the Mogilev State University of Food Technologies (Head of the Department of Chemical Technology of High Molecular Compounds (HTVMS) Leonid Shcherbina and Associate Professor of the HTVMS Department Irina Budkute) took part in the ITMA 2019 International Exhibition, which is the most widely recognized exhibition of textile equipment in the world community since 1951 and is held every four years in various European cities. This year it was held in Barcelona. ITMA 2019 was the platform for following activities: - acquaintance with new tendencies and innovative solutions in the field of textile machinery; - acquisition of new knowledge, acquaintance with modern equipment and advanced technologies; - establishing contacts with companies, which are leaders of the industry, as well as educational and research institutions. Within the framework of the exhibition, there were different thematic pavilions, such as "Finishing, logistics", "Dyes. Chemicals", "Fibers, threads and fabrics", "Printing", "Nonwovens and weaving", "Weaving", "Forming, winding and testing", "Knitting", "Recycling, software, equipment for installations", "Research, innovations and services". The exhibition was attended by 1,700 different firms and companies from 45 countries. During the exhibition, professional contacts were established with a number of manufacturers of textile equipment and textile materials and with representatives of European research centers and educational institutions specializing in research and training of specialists in the field of textile materials. We also presented information about our university, directions of its functioning, and possible spheres of cooperation. The trip to the ITMA 2019 International Exhibition allowed us to significantly improve our professional skills by broadening and deepening our knowledge about modern textile equipment and materials. In addition, knowledge about EU institutions of higher education has been expanded and understanding of their functioning and interests in the field of science and education has been deepened. We plan to expand cooperation with European universities within the framework of scientific and educational programs. We are sincerely grateful to the organizers of the MOST project for the opportunity to participate in this event!