Six weeks have passed by since Xylexpo 2014 closed its doors and there is plenty of evidence – from several sides – of the good results of the exhibition. Comments by opinion leaders, press releases of major exhibitors, articles of magazines all over the world tell about an event that has succeeded in giving real answers to the industry, although it represents a mirror of a market that is not certainly offering its best conditions.
The substantiality of the organization has been much appreciated, especially the choice to offer a “transparent fair”, sharing information, principles and goals with exhibitors and visitors. An approach that has been awarded with results.
Let’s sum up the main figures: Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies held on May 13-17, 2014, Tuesday to Saturday, in the Milan Exhibition Center Fieramilano-Rho, covered 26.176 square meters of net exhibition surface (18 percent less than 2012) and hosted 440 exhibitors (minus 14.7 percent). There were 321 exhibitors from Italy and 119 from abroad, with Germany in the first place (51 companies), followed by China, Spain, Austria, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, and all the others.