Tecnargilla: a 'boom in visitors from abroad'
Reports from Tecnargilla, the recently held fair in Rimini, Italy for suppliers to the ceramics and brick industry, indicate that the four-day event was “packed with 31,599 visitors (up 0.5% from 2008) who came to discover the latest technological and stylistic innovations, presented by the sector’s leading international suppliers.”
Organizers of the bi-annual exhibition added, “There was a significant increase in international attendance, up 18.6% from the previous fair in 2008. “Visitors from abroad numbered 14,603, accounting for over 46% of the total and showing Tecnargilla’s world leadership position among fairs in the sector. These top buyers and investors, representing the world’s most prominent manufacturers of ceramics and bricks, decided to ride the wave of recovery by equipping themselves with the finest technology available, and showed keen interest in the four exhibit sections of the fair: Tecnargilla, dedicated to the production of tiles, bathroom fixtures, and dishware; Claytech, specialized in technology for brick production; Kromatech, the section dedicated to aesthetics, colors, and raw materials in the ceramics field; and Kermat, focused on advanced ceramics.”
“The public response to Tecnargilla,” says Pietro Cassani, ACIMAC president, “once again shows that technological innovation is the only key to success in the marketplace. Exhibitors came to the fair with a wide array of new technology focused on technical and stylistic evolution, extreme automation, energy conservation and production flexibility.”
“Moreover,” Cassani continued, “the boom in foreign visitors demonstrates Tecnargilla’s success as a not-to-be-missed event for exhibitors and buyers who work in this sector.”
The next Tecnargilla fair will be held in 2012.