For the last 33 years, the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy, has been hosting Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. This year, the show was held from September 28 to October 2. It attracted the largest crowd since its inception — with almost 102,000 visitors — proving why it remains one of the most important global tradeshows for professionals within the tile industry.
Last year, nearly half of the show’s visitors traveled from foreign countries, but this year’s show saw an even stronger international presence, with an increase of 3.5% more international attendees. There was also a stronger presence of international exhibitors, with more than one-third of the 872 total exhibitors deriving from other countries — an increase of 1% more than last year.