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Tecna 2022: events and seminars at the International Exhibition of Technologies and Supplies for Surfaces

Press release n. 7 of the 28/09/2022 11.38.16 ( download )

Officially kicked off yesterday Tecna 2022, the International Exhibition of Technologies and Supplies for Surfaces that will enliven the Rimini Expo Centre until Friday.
Many operators, including visitors and exhibitors, filled the fairgrounds on the first day.
Framing it all was the Opening Conference by the event organizers ACIMAC (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) and IEG (Italian Exhibition Group). After greetings from Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG, and Paolo Lamberti, president of ACIMAC, the event was dedicated to the future of the industry, in an attempt to offer visions and prospects for the future growth of the sector. Entitled ´How to make the future: visions and challenges,´ speakers at the conference included Mattia Morolli, Rimini´s Councillor for Public Works, School Construction, Digital Transition, Care and Development of Place Identity; Paolo Lamberti; Rolando Lozano, general manager Grupo Lamosa Mexico; Abdallah Massaad, CEO of RAK Ceramics; Luca Costi, CEO of Del Conca Group and Del Conca USA; Abhishek Somany, CEO of Somany Ceramics; and Mike Newitt, Group Quality & Technical Manager of Brickworks Building Products.
The day was then closed by TecnAwards, an event curated by ACIMAC and IEG in collaboration with Ceramic World Web magazine that awarded prizes for the best technological investments made by international customers in the 2020-2022 period.

A rich calendar of events that will continue on the other days of the event: a visit to the fair each day can be enriched by participating in many events themed on technologies, innovations and sustainability.

Events program September 28:

9:30 a.m. - Future Arena, Hall D5 ´Sustainability in Ceramics.´
The event, organized by ACIMAC and Italian Exhibition Group in collaboration with Ceramic World Web and the support of Enel Green Power, analyzes the different aspects related to the ecological transition in the ceramic industry.

2 p.m. - Mimosa Hall Hall B6/D6 - ´Decortech Conference.´
Appointment with the latest innovations in the latest surface design technologies.

4 p.m. - Future Arena, Hall D5 - ´18th Aldo Villa International Award.´
The award has been given since 1988 by Società Ceramica Italiana to an Italian or foreign personality (entrepreneur, manager, technician or researcher) who has made a contribution to the development of the ceramic industry.

Full program here:

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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.