German flat knitting machine builder Stoll has confirmed it will not take part in the next ITMA textile machinery exhibition to be held in October 2003 in Birmingham, UK. At a press conference in Reutlingen, Germany last week, joint managing director Heinz-Peter Stoll said the company will instead participate in the rival International Knitting Machinery Exhibition (IKME), due to be held in Milan from 14-20 October 2003, just days prior to ITMA.