Just why the British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA) is no longer involved in the organisation of ITMA 2003 is expected to become clear over the next few weeks. The largest textile machinery exhibition in the world is being staged in Britain for the first time, and CEMATEX (the Comite Europeen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles) insists that the event will go ahead as planned at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - although without the involvement of the BTMA.