The restart of the exhibition sector told through numbers

The reopening of the exhibition activities in presence, accompanied by adequate measures of health prophylaxis, is giving interesting and useful feedback. The calendar of trade fairs dedicated to the industrial sectors organized by CFI Associates, starting from June 15 and until November 28, 2021, records 54 international fairs and 7 national fairs. Of these, 39 events have taken place to date, 36 of which are international.

Restart of the exhibition sector: some data

At more than half of the exhibition itinerary, some interesting indications of the climate in which the events were experienced and what perspectives can be identified for the future can already be obtained. The data available show, on average, a participation that is going well over 50% of that recorded pre-pandemic and the presence of professional visitors that is close to 30%, with an incidence of foreign operators of 15% of the total.

The most interesting aspect is the positive and constructive atmosphere that was experienced during the days of the fair: the pleasure of talking in person, planning future activities together, viewing and testing the products on display. Basically, we are working well with a high quality level of supply and demand: all satisfied with an outcome that went beyond the best expectations.

In conclusion, there is a concrete prospect of a gradual return to normalcy in the context of an economic recovery that is hoped to be solid and lasting.

Everything therefore suggests a positive and satisfying trade fair year 2022 that the CFI Associates have undertaken to organize with 82 high-level international events and 12 national events, a complete expression of the competitive capacity of industrial companies, the attractive strength of Made in Italy and concrete moment of recovery and development of commercial exchanges through the exhibition tool.

2022 calendar of the exhibition sector

The CFI 2022 Calendar includes 82 internationally qualified fairs and 11 national fairs, of which:

  • 15 events in the Agri-Food area
  • 17 events in the Automotive, Leisure area
  • 17 with capital and process assets area
  • 13 events in the Building area, Casa Arredo
  • 4 Medic-Farma area events
  • 27 events in the Moda Persona area

The events are hosted in the exhibition districts of Bari, Bologna, Cernobbio, Cremona, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Parma, Rimini and Verona.

The resumption of trade fair activities starting from 15 June 2021, in full compliance with the anti-pandemic prophylaxis regulations, resulted in encouraging and positive results with a concrete forecast of a positive 2022. The objective is the recovery of exhibitors and professional visitors to the preceding the pandemic which, with reference to the recorded data, had reached 60,000 exhibitors, 4 million visitors, with 2.7 million square meters. net exposure occupied. The degree of internationality of the CFI Associate Fairs was 35% for exhibitors and 24% for visitors.


Source: CFI Industry Fairs Committee | year 2021 |