This is the decision made by the Board of Directors of Cepra, the operating arm of Acimall, the Italian woodworking technology association, owners of the exhibition. So, the event will move away from the traditional date in May, due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic across the entire planet.
“This is going to be a very different edition from those we have been used to, but it will allow the entire supply chain to meet again and look ahead, after missing a key event for wood and furniture technology”, said president Lorenzo Primultini.
Xylexpo 2020 will be postponed. This is the painful but necessary decision taken by the Managing Board of Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers, owner of the biennial exhibition.
The International Press Conference for Xylexpo 2020 was held in Milan on February 18, 2018, during the morning, at Enzo Jannacci's Auditorium of Pirelli skyscraper, Milan. Here you find the documentation put at disposal of the journalists who took part at the event:
We are moving fast towards the next Xylexpo, the international showcase of wood and furniture technologies and supplies, that for the first time will span four days (from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May 2020), instead of five. This change has been appreciated by the industry, as witnessed by early registrations that have been submitted slightly "in advance" compared to the past, a signal that the renewed commitment of the biennial exhibition is being recognized. Many industry "big" players have already sent their application forms: Biesse, Cefla, Homag, Ima, Scm, Weinig are leading the group of companies that will attend the exhibition in Milan next May.