Tecnargilla sees rise in International Attendance
Tecnargilla 2012, organised by Rimini Fiera and Acimac, has set a new record in terms of international visitor figures. Attendance by international ceramic industry buyers confirmed the show's leading role as a catalyst for technological and aesthetic innovation in the field of ceramic and clay product manufacture.
International attendance totalled 14,822, 1.5% up on the already excellent results of 2010 (14,603 visitors, 18.6% up on the previous show). This outstanding figure underscored growth in the show's international profile, the highest of any of the exhibitions held in the Rimini exhibition centre.
48.6% of the visitors converging on the Rimini exhibition centre came from 110 different countries worldwide, uniformly distributed across all continents.
"These figures once again demonstrate that customers are interested in the best and most innovative technologies that are making their international debut at Tecnargilla," said Acimac's chairman, Fabio Tarozzi. "At the exhibition our companies displayed a wide range of technological innovations that were well received by customers."
"Another important factor is the high profile of visitors," added Tarozzi. "At the fair we received visits from the top managements of the world's leading producers of ceramic tiles, sanitaryware, tableware and heavy clay products."
"Given the presence of large numbers of high-quality buyers, most exhibitors were able to establish a greater number of contacts than at the last few editions of the show, an important indicator for order intake projections over the next few months."
"Once again Tecnargilla has confirmed its role as the world's foremost showcase of innovation and the ideal venue for meeting international customers. It is therefore the world's most important exhibition for the ceramic machinery sector in terms of quality of exhibit offerings and international attendance," declared Rimini Fiera Chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni. "The high profile of visitors rewards the hard work of our staff and exhibitors in promoting the exhibition," he said.
The show was also strongly attended by Italian buyers. During the five days of the event, Tecnargilla was visited by 15,466 Italian professionals, 51.4% of the total - albeit 8% down on the 2010 edition.
The smaller number of Italian visitors resulted in a small decrease (-3.6%) in the total number of visitors, which dropped to 30,458.