What the ITA offers

A selection of the services appreciated by our members:

We host international and regional conferences and workshops for the tube industry in order to foster, support and strengthen knowledge exchange and networking.

We actively administer the highly frequented ITA website ( with multifunctional services as a marketing platform for our members.

Since our inception in 1979, we have staged more than 50 technical conferences, symposiums and seminars to encourage further technical development, know-how exchange, education and excellence in the industry; not only in Germany, but also in India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and the Ukraine.

As one of the architects of the early expos, we are industry partner to Messe Düsseldorf for the largest tube and pipe shows, e.g. Tube Düsseldorf, Tekno/Tube Arabia, Tube Brazil, Tube China, Tube India, Tube Russia, and Tube Southeast Asia.

We regularly participate in Tube shows with our own ITA stand.

We offer free hospitality, office, interpreter and communication services at all major tube shows on the ITA stands.

True to our core value based on the three ‘E’s—Excellence, Exchange, Education—we have compiled a catalogue of technical papers and CD ROMs which are available to our members.

We publish the ITAtube Journal for market, business, company and marketing communications at least three times a year.

We seek out and foster cooperation with renowned research institutes, universities and organizations worldwide, including the JSTP (Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity), the German Steel Tube Association (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahlrohre e.V.), and the TPA (Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.), among others.

We are constantly on the lookout for new ways of supporting our members; we are currently planning a supplier portal with free information for our members, and have also established a networking forum which will remain a permanent feature and can be upgraded to accompany major events on the tube and pipe calendar at any time.