Over the last year, I have been fortunate to travel to many different countries around the world. During my travels, I’ve observed how much of an impact the tile industry has on different regions. It’s truly amazing to see how a manmade material such as tile can affect different ways of business and life.
In the beginning of October, I returned from Italy, where I attended two of the world’s largest tradeshows for ceramic tile and natural stone. Cersaie, the largest international exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, is held each year in Bologna. This year, it was held from September 24 to 28 at the Bologna Exhibition Center, where it welcomed more than 1,200 visitors and 840 exhibitors. As the show continues to experience growth, so do the flourishing trends that are seen on the show floor each year, which you can read more about in the official review on page 16.