Tecnargilla Postponed to 2021
Tecnargilla, the world’s most important exhibition of supplies to the surface coverings industry, has been postponed until 2021. The decision was taken by ACIMAC – Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association and IEG – Italian Exhibition Group with the aim of ensuring that the event can be held in the best possible conditions.
Tecnargilla is the benchmark exhibition for companies from all over the world and has a more than 50 % share of foreign visitors from over 100 countries, particularly from outside Europe. Although the current restrictions are expected to be eased over the coming months, the difficulties facing international travel have prompted the organisers to postpone the event – Tecnargilla was originally to be held from 28 September – 2 October 2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Centre.
Tecnargilla will therefore be held in the autumn of 2021, after which it will resume its biennial frequency without skipping an edition. This will enable the exhibition to maintain its key role as a showcase of innovation and a meeting point for the ceramic and other surface coverings sectors and to reaffirm the unique international status of Italian technologies.
The event always showcases the finest aesthetic and process innovation for the ceramic and brick industries and will continue to reflect the highest levels of excellence in the field of Italian capital goods for the production of all types of surface coverings. “The decision was taken after a great deal of thought and with a strong sense of responsibility. Tecnargilla is the only world-leading exhibition in the industrial machinery sector capable of attracting not just the suppliers of technology for the surface coverings industry but above all large numbers of customers from all over the world. In this challenging year, we do not believe that the conditions are in place to guarantee the same level of international visitor attendance in terms of either numbers or quality”, said ACIMAC Chairman Paolo Sassi.
“As always, we listened with great interest to the opinion of ACIMAC and the exhibitors, and considering that the conditions were not in place to hold the show in 2020, we agreed to reschedule the event directly in 2021. Tecnargilla is a biennial event, so the next edition would have been held in 2022. Instead, we decided to begin preparing immediately for next year so as to fulfil the potential of an edition of the show that once again will reflect the strength of a highly prestigious market for our country”, added IEG Chairman Lorenzo
“Our offices are already hard at work to develop further innovations that will allow us to enhance the international prestige of Tecnargilla and offer new business opportunities for exhibitors and visitors,” concluded ACIMAC Director Paolo Gambuli. Italian Exhibition Group – IEG, listed on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the exhibition and congress sector at an European level with facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as branches in Milan and Arezzo. The IEG Group specialises in the organisation of events in 5 categories: Food and Beverage; Jewellery and Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality and Lifestyle; Wellness, Sport and Leisure as well as Green and Technology. In recent years, IEG has started expanding abroad through joint ventures with local operators (e.g. in USA, United Arab Emirates and China). IEG closed its 2019 financial statements with total consolidated revenue of EUR 178,6 million, an EBITDA of EUR 41,9 million and a consolidated net profit of EUR 12,6 million. In 2019, IEG either organised or hosted a total of 48 trade fairs and 190 conference events.