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TECNA 2022: from technology to future trends

Press release n. 2 of the 30/03/2022 15.07.15 ( download )

The world´s leading exhibition of technologies and supplies for the surfaces industry will put the spotlight on innovation in the Rimini Expo Centre from 27 to 30 September 2022

March,30th- 2022

State of the art and evolution are the key words of Tecna 2022, the leading international exhibition of technologies and supplies for the surfaces industry organised by Italian Exhibition Group in collaboration with ACIMAC.

Held from 27 to 30 September 2022 in the Rimini Expo Centre, the exhibition will showcase the latest production technologies, offer previews of aesthetic and design trends, and explore new ideas and developments for the future of industrial production.

The focus areas will be expanded thanks to a new exhibition layout located in the eastern area of the Expo Centre which will allow visitors and exhibitors to enter from both the south and east entrances.

One of the new features to be unveiled in 2022 is Tecna Future Lab, a new exhibition area and a laboratory of ideas that aims to bring together the latest innovations and trends in the field of Industry 4.0 and to ensure continuity with the process of innovation undertaken by the manufacturing industry.
This special project will explore the process of evolution through the themes of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, Cyber Security and Servitization, as well as an area devoted to start-ups.

Tecna´s programme of events is also being finalised and will focus on sustainability and Research & Development. The technology conference entitled Sustainability in Ceramics will address one of the trend topics for both the ceramic and the ceramic machinery industries, which are redefining their processes and objectives in the light of the current national and international geopolitical context. An initiative entitled Decorative Surface Event devoted to technologies for non-ceramic surfaces will be organised as part of Tecna´s new inclusive format aimed at showcasing state-of-the-art solutions for the production of all types of surfaces and materials.
The latest products and ideas presented during the four days of the show will be analysed at a new event exploring new technological and aesthetic trends.

These new events and features of Tecna - How To Make It will further strengthen the show´s role as a global hub of technology and innovation and reaffirm its focus on international business.

This press release contains forecasts and estimates that reflect the management´s current opinion, particularly with regard to future operating performance, investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. By their nature, forward-looking statements of this kind contain an element of risk and uncertainty because they depend on future events. The actual results may differ significantly from those announced in relation to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: trends in the out-of-home catering market and tourist flows in Italy; trends in the jewellery market; trends in the green economy market; trends in raw materials prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and changes in the regulatory framework.

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up a domestic leadership position in the organisation of trade fairs and congresses over the years with facilities in Rimini and Vicenza. Its international activities, conducted partly through joint ventures with global or local organisers in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, have established it as one of the leading European players in the sector.

ACIMAC is the association of Italian manufacturers of plant, machinery, equipment and semi-finished products and suppliers of raw materials and services for the ceramic (tile, sanitaryware and tableware), heavy clay and refractory materials industries.
ACIMAC represents the majority of Italian companies in the sector, from small to medium sized businesses through to the largest firms. ACIMAC is affiliated to the Italian employers´ federation Confindustria, making it an integral part of Italian industry´s system of representation.
The sector is the world´s largest system of suppliers to the ceramic industry with a constantly growing export share that today stands at more than two thirds of total turnover thanks to the level of excellence and production of the most competitive plants in the world. Consisting of more than 130 companies with almost 7,000 employees, in 2020 the industry generated revenues of €1.5 billion with exports accounting for 73% of total volumes.