As the leading international trade fair for the sector, IMB has a long heritage as a breeding ground for innovations and ideas. As a show for the technology of making up sewn products, today its scope is internationally unparalleled in its breadth and depth, both of exhibits and visitors. Held in Cologne, Germany on May 10-13 2006, IMB certainly retained its reputation as the show that exhibited the higher-quality, more advanced technology, greater innovation and a much wider spectrum of the industry. This month's briefing offers a review of this years exhibition.