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XYLEXPO gears up for a Grand Silver Jubilee

 Friday, April 1, 2016

xylexpo2016Xylexpo, starting from 1968, has always been successful being the unique international show in Italy. The 25th edition will be held in Milan, from 24 to 28 May 2016 in the fieramilano fairgrounds located in Rho.

New initiatives include Acimall’s participation in the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2016 to celebrate the association’s 50th anniversary and the 25th edition of the exhibition, but most of all to open a dialog with a new audience, especially the world of design and creativity.

For five days, thousands of skilled professionals from all over the world will come to see the best woodworking technologies first hand, as well as the best materials and components for furniture manufacturing. The exhibition is an ideal place to catch up with old customers, to meet new ones, to build partnerships and to size up the international competition.

After the edition 2014 XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards come back also this year, an initiative that had created much curiosity and interest. The success convinced the organizers to repeat the initiative, exclusively for exhibitors, based on innovation in the technical sense, element of great value for Xylexpo.

Lorenzo Primultini, president of Acimall stressed that the 25th edition of Xylexpo will be an exhibition of innovations – because that’s what the industry today asks from reference trade fairs – and the mirror of a much better economic season.

Xylexpo 2016 should exceed the results of 2014, “…when we achieved 440 exhibitors, 119 of them international, with a net exhibition area just above 26 thousand square meters. To date, figures are much better than in the same period of two years ago, with just above 300 exhibitors, one-third from abroad, who have submitted registrations for a total exhibition area of approximately 25 thousand meters, very close to the 26,176 square meter result of 2014. So, we expect to get very close to the 450 exhibitors and 30 thousand square meters thresholds. We are optimistic also for visitors: we expect better results than in 2014, when we had 44 thousand visitors in five days, or 15,250 “unique visitors” (30 percent from abroad), a figure we offer to our audience to evaluate the real business opportunities that Xyexpo can offer”, Primultini said.

Primultini could not conceal his satisfaction as he reaffirmed that in 2016 Xylexpo will be again a “complete review”. “Today, at last, at Xylexpo we can find all the industry actors, really all of them. also Scm Group has decided to come back to Xylexpo, a decision that encourages us to do better and better, driving us to work all together to take new directions and undertake big proejcts”.

Where as Dario Corbetta, the director of Acimall illustrate the industry’s economic scenario: “The message is clear”, Corbetta said. “Italian companies are still strong, committed, proactive, capable of attracting customers of any size and any product category around the world. 250 companies, including 174 Acimall members. Nine thousand employees, almost 1.8 billion euro turnover, with 75 percent export share and 18 percent share on global production. Significant figures that represent a vital industrial community”.

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