The wood and wood-based products tradeshow, Xylexpo 2012, is planned for May 8-12, at the Milan Exhibition Center in Milan, Italy. Show organizers say that despite a tough economy, Xylexpo tradeshow exhibitors are expected to cover a larger area than the previous show with the latest woodworking technologies.
“The global economic situation presents few signs of improvement and our industry can only reflect these difficulties,” said Paolo Zanibon, general manager of Xylexpo. “But, in spite of this, exhibitor registrations for the next Xylexpo are encouraging and, so far, they suggest we might achieve an area of 45 thousand square meters, i.e. 15-20 percent more space than in the previous edition.”
Zanibon said Xylexpo hopes to be a guide for visitors through the changing wood products market. According to Dario Corbetta, marketing manager for Xylexpo, the exhibition center's halls one and three will be dedicated to panel processing technology, while halls five and seven may be opened to panel machining. Hall four will include "first operation" machines and technologies.
“For several months now, we have been working to spread the message that our exhibition will be the ideal place to meet the widest offer, to compare solutions and to understand what the global technology industry can provide," Corbetta said. "A strong message we are delivering to new and consolidated exhibitors first, but that we will start to spread also among visitors in a couple of weeks; visitors have always been a valuable resource for our exhibition, boasting very high rates of international attendance, around 50 percent.”
For more information on Xylexpo 2012, visit www.xylexpo.com.
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