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.
Many fears that loomed over the eve of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies, held at the Fiera Milano-Rho expo center from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17, May 2014, vanished into the air as soon as the gates opened. Since the first day, it was clear that the event had preserved its role of reference international exhibition in even-numbered years: the flow of international operators was sustained and further consolidated in the subsequent days; towards the end, especially on Friday 16 and Saturday 17, there was a “rally” of Italian visitors.
A simple ceremony, a meeting opportunity, a recognition for companies that, in recent years, have been keen on innovation, despite the difficult period. Innovation not only for specific products or technical solutions, but more generally, for courage, determination and entrepreneurial spirit.
Here we are again, back to the biennial event that, since 1968, has been a global reference for the industry in even-numbered years. At its 24th edition, the exhibition gathers in Milan the entire world of wood and furniture technology and supplies every second May.