Tecnargilla Postponed to 2021
Tecnargilla, the world’s most important exhibition of supplies to the surface coverings industry, has been postponed until autumn 2021, after which it will resume its biennial frequency without skipping an edition. 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 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 28.09.–02.10.2020 in the Rimini Exhibition Centre.
“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.
“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 the next year”, added IEG Chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni.
“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.