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Despite the weakened global economy, Revestir 2009 opened successfully with 35% more registered attendees than the previous year. Overall, 40,000 visitors are expected this year, representing a total of $150 million in business.
Organizers of Revestir 2009 and the concurrent Kitchen & Bath Show held a press conference on the opening day of the shows, which are celebrating their seventh year. Attendance for Revestir has increased 35% over the previous year, while attendance for the Kitchen and Bath Show is up 20% over the previous year. Pictured (L to R): noted architect Daniel Libeskind; Antonio Carlos Kieling, supervising director of Anfacer; Ligia Amorim, director of Nielsen Business Media; architect Richard Macri; Lauro Andrade Filho, director of Anfacer.