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Tecna 2022: many professional operators at the International Exhibition of Technologies and Supplies for Surfaces

Press release n. 8 of the 29/09/2022 12.00.44 ( download )

Sustainability, technologies, innovations: the themes of the events program

There were many professional operators at Tecna 2022, the event organized by ACIMAC (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) and IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) at the Rimini Expo Centre.
Today too, there were many events, all connected by a common thread that makes technologies and sustainability its cornerstones.
The entire morning was enlivened by ´Sustainability in Ceramics,´ an event organized by ACIMAC and IEG in collaboration with Ceramic World Web magazine and the support of Enel Green Power.
During the conference, various aspects related to issues of ecological transition in the ceramic industry were discussed in depth.
The first session focused on the new frontiers and challenges of hydrogen with talks by ENEA and Enel Green Power. On the plant manufacturers front, speakers included Sacmi, B&T Group, System Ceramics, Sermat LB Group, Poppi and Cami Depurazioni.

In the afternoon, there was great participation in the Decortech Conference, an event curated by Ricoh, Metis, Unilin Technologies, Efi and Cefla in collaboration with TCM (Tecnical Conference Management) that presented the latest innovations in the latest surface design technologies. The conference offered participants a focus on the main issues in the nonceramic surfaces industry.
Finally, the 17th Aldo Villa International Prize was held at the end of the day. The award, 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, this year went to the president of Stylgraph Maurizio Cavagnari.

Following are some of the events scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29:

10:30 a.m. - Future Arena, Hall D5 ´Forum Africa: business workshops of buyers from West Africa.´ The event, organized by ACIMAC and IEG, will be divided into two sections. The first part will deal with introductory economic, financial, social and regulatory issues related to the African market and then close with a focus on the local ceramic market; and the second part will involve some representatives of West African ceramic companies.

2:30 p.m. - Mimosa Hall Hall B6/D6 - ´Technical Conference: Advances on the New Machinery Regulation: compliance and market control.´

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.