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The world of technologies for tiling and coverings meets in Rimini for four days dedicated to innovation and sustainability

Press release n. 6 of the 26/09/2022 13.26.45 ( download )

Scheduled to run from 27 to 30 September, Tecna opens tomorrow at the Rimini exhibition centre

Rimini, 26 September 2022 - Digitalisation and sustainability in industry and manufacturing explored at an event offering unique business opportunities. Rimini exhibition centre, 27 - 30 September 2022. Tecna will be opening its doors on Tuesday to showcase a comprehensive, innovation-oriented range of offerings from the world of technologies for the tiling industry, organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group - in conjunction with Acimac (National association of Italian manufacturers of technologies for the ceramic industry).
In addition to the technologies showcased, visitors will be able to enjoy a packed programme of events, with enhancing innovation, sustainability, and international markets as the underlying theme. The main events are:
'How to make the future: visions and challenges´ - with contributions from some of the world´s leading ceramic tile manufacturers, setting out their visions and perspectives for the industry´s future growth, in terms of both technology and international policies.
´TecnAwards´ - the new award that acknowledges the best technology investments made by international customers in the 2020-22 period.
'Sustainability in Ceramics' - exploring various issues linked to environmental transition in the ceramics industry, with main sponsor Enel Green Power.
'Decortech Conference' - presenting the latest innovations in the field of next-generation technologies for the design of non-ceramic tiles and other coverings.
´Forum Africa´ - insights into economic, financial, social, and regulatory issues concerning the African market with a focus on the local ceramics market.

In the Future Arena, technical workshops on Industry 4.0 topics will alternate with corporate and university meetings, as well as events staged by exhibiting companies.
The global outlook
In the Rimini exhibition centre for Tecna 2022, over almost 40% of the pre-registered attendees are foreigners, from over 90 countries. The high percentage of international traders attending the fair confirms the appeal of the new exhibition format, inherited from previous show Tecnargilla, which is proving to be a key event for gleaning insights into the technologies on the market and developing new business opportunities. Once again this year, ICE-Agenzia has accepted Tecna´s invitation to support and accompany the internationalisation of the fair, creating a highly profiled incoming buyer program.

The online booking platform for the business meetings has seen a record level of enquiries and interest, which has even lead to the addition of extra appointments for exhibitor/visitor meetings.
Themed itineraries
Tecna will be offering three new themed itineraries, forming the basis of the exhibition´s layout, namely: Future Lab, Decortech, and Finishing.
Future Lab provides a unique vantage point over the Industry 4.0 world and includes, in Hall D5, the Innovation Area, the Future Arena, and the Start-Up area. The aim is to gather together the latest new ideas and inputs from the world of Industry 4.0 in order to ensure continuity with the innovative process embarked upon by the manufacturing industry, in conjunction with Bi-Rex.
Finishing creates a focus on companies that, through finishing and surface treatment processes, ensure tiles and other coverings offer stunning aesthetics in addition to functionality, upping the advantages of decorative solutions. An overview, therefore, of finishing technologies, equipment, and chemicals.
Decortech is a themed itinerary dedicated to the know-how of companies that develop the raw materials and technologies needed to guarantee tiles the best possible finish and aesthetics, bringing added value that increases the product´s competitiveness.
Tecna 2022 awaits you at the Rimini exhibition centre from 27 to 30 September with the best of innovation for the tiling and coverings industry, in an extraordinary event where trade professionals will have the chance to explore specialist offerings and across-the-board solutions to their product, technology, and business needs.

This press release contains forecasts and estimates which reflect the management´s current beliefs (´forward-looking statements´), in particular its thoughts on future performance, investments which will be made, trends in cash flows, and the evolution of the company´s financial structure. By nature, forward-looking statements have an element of risk and uncertainty as they depend on future events occurring. The actual results may differ from those announced, possibly significantly, depending on multiple factors including, for example: trends in the eating-out market and tourist flows in Italy, trends in the gold and jewellery market, and trends in the green economy market; evolution of raw materials prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and changes in the legislative framework.
A public limited company listed on Euronext Milan (regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A), Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. has premises in Rimini and Vicenza. Over the years, it has achieved national leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and congresses. Today, by expanding its activities abroad (through joint ventures with global or local organisers in, for example the United States, the United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil, and India), it has reached a top-ranking position within the European trade fair industry.
The Acimac association brings together Italian manufacturers of plants, machines, equipment, and semi-finished products, as well as raw materials and services for the ceramic industry (tiles, sanitaryware, dinnerware), bricks, and refractory materials. The majority of Italian companies in the industry, from small, medium to large , are Acimac members. Acimac, in turn, belongs to the Confindustria association, thereby ensuring its place within the main system of representation in Italian industry. This industry is the largest globally that supplies to the ceramics industry, with an ever-growing export propensity, with an export intensity that has now reached over two thirds of the total turnover, thanks to the level of excellence and the fact that it supplies the most competitive plants and systems worldwide. Comprising 138 companies, in 2021, the industry recorded a turnover of €2,056,000,000, exports amounting to 74.9% of total volumes, and a headcount of 7,212.