The new ITA exchange and networking portal:

A valuable tool for pipe and tube colleagues worldwide—in the absence of physical events

Here at the ITA, we along with the entire industry sector felt a shock that reverberated globally when our No.1 expo, Tube 2020 in Düsseldorf, was cancelled. It was of course the only responsible thing to do, under the circumstances. But nonetheless a difficult pill to swallow.

Which is why a team here at head office had an idea, took action and put together a tool to support colleagues, associates and fellow industry experts worldwide. To help businesses take the actions online that they can no longer implement in person in Düsseldorf.

Our number one goal as the industry’s only globally active membership association is to encourage a high level of exchange. So we are offering businesses and their clients a platform – a bespoke digital portal – to help foster contact with one another in these difficult times.

At a fraction of the outlay—both financially and logistically – of the physical event.

Here, not just our members but colleagues throughout the sector have a virtual space to introduce themselves and their products. And customers and business partners have the opportunity – free of charge – to contact the them personally, for example via video chat.

Should you as a business wish to massively extend your reach in this way, the cost is €500 (excl.VAT). You can place your logo on our Wall of Fame too, for a further €200 (excl.VAT). Various sponsoring opportunities are also available, prices upon enquiry.

Visitor registration is free of charge.

>>> To the Order Form of the Online Portal netForum

In case of interest and for further details or enquiries, drop us a line at jennifer.kranz@itatube.org
Keeping you Safe and In Touch.

ITA – International Tube Association

The ITA is the sole globally active membership association for the tube & pipe industries. As a technical and market information platform, it offers a unique range of benefits, services and events to promote new technology and growth within our industry. Individuals in more than 70 countries worldwide have already discovered the world of difference ITA membership can make to them personally and to their business. The ITA can help you and your company too – so why not join today?

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Hundreds of individuals from nearly 600 organisations worldwide are members of the ITA. Here are the organisations around the regions of the world with ITA members.

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Information – Promotion of knowledge exchange – Communication and networking
We are globally active, with European, North American, Asia-Pacific and Indian Management Boards. We aim to be constantly available, with advice for regional networking initiatives and regional market channels.

We are originator and industry partner to Messe Düsseldorf for the largest tube and pipe shows.
We regularly participate in Tube shows with our own ITA stand
…and provide support for members, in the form of both services and equipment.

We actively administer the ITA website (www.itatube.org) as an information and marketing platform for our members.
We publish the ITAtube Journal for market, business and marketing communications three to four times a year.

We host international and regional conferences and workshops for the tube industry - to foster knowledge exchange and networking.
Bearing in mind the three E’s – excellence, exchange, education – we actively seek cooperation with renowned research institutes, universities and organisations worldwide.
We have established awards for innovation (presentations) and for talented young professionals.
We have compiled a catalogue of technical papers which are available to our members.

  • Free publication of specialist articles in the ITAtube Journal – including pictures, and company and product information
  • Advertising at special members-only prices
  • Free publication of press releases, reaching more than 20 000 ITAtube Journal readers and more than 35 000 visitors to the ITA website as well as social media users worldwide
  • Free listing on the ITA website with link to your company website, and publication of your business, company and product information and pictures – without limitation – on the website 365 days a year
  • Reduced fees at ITA conferences and networking events – some are totally free
  • Reduced registration fees for other conferences sponsored by the ITA (e.g. Metal Bulletin events).
  • Award for the best technical papers at ITA conferences
  • Free ITA services (hosting, interpreting, communication, meeting rooms, etc.) at most major tube & pipe fairs
  • Free one-day admission ticket for wire & Tube Düsseldorf
  • Invaluable local practical advice on attending all major tube shows

COVID-19: Changing how we do business

As an organization dedicated to global exchange, trade relationships and education, the ITA would like to stress our commitment to the ideals of one of our biggest calendar events, Tube Düsseldorf.

The number of registrations from exhibitors and visitors for Tube 2020 were set to break records, meaning that we can already look forward with confidence to the next expo in the cycle, wire and Tube 2022. This will now take place from May 9 to 13, 2022. All further details will be made known as soon as they are available.

Meanwhile, we will continue to help you stay in touch despite restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like most others, we switched to remote working conditions some time ago and are currently still working from our home offices.

This means that our office premises are unmanned, and communication with us works best via phone and email. Please continue to refrain—as far as possible—from trying to contact us via fax or through the mail, as there is a good chance that letters and faxes won’t reach us.

To keep the channels of communication open and maintain our conversations with our members, we provide video and teleconference options wherever possible and continue to work on a series of web conferences. We are doing our best to ensure that the day-to-day running of the Association continues uninterrupted and business is kept ticking over smoothly.

Please don’t hesitate to email/call us with any questions. We’re happy to help in any way we can in these unusual times. We wish you and your families, friends, colleagues and employees all the best throughout this difficult period.

Stay safe and stay in touch.

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