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Italy’s IEG Ready to Relaunch Expos and Conferences

Italian Exhibition Group, a key international expo and conference player with its Rimini and Vicenza expo venues in Italy and Lorenzo Cagnoni IEGoffices in Milan, New York, Las Vegas and Dubai and listed on the Screen-based Share Market (MTA),  organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A, has faced the world emergency by making rapid choices, in Italy and abroad. IEG President Lorenzo Cagnoni  (pictured left) says, “Fundamental strategic choices made to keep the engines running, now ready to take off again along with the companies with an overall re-planning of the calendar and IEG_CEO_CorradoPerabonformats of the events foreseen in the first part of 2021.” IEG CEO Corrado Peraboni (pictured right) adds, “Trade fairs are and will remain the most powerful business multipliers.”

The gradual administration of vaccine throughout the world and simultaneous discussion by the European Union on international travel will result in coming months in a renewed scenario for expos and conferences on which IEG, in its role of worldwide ambassador of the best of made in Italy, will reposition its leading expos on the global expo scene, representative of the country’s industrial platform.

Scheduling the calendar of B2B appointments for the gold and jewellery sector—led solely by IEG in Italy—Vicenzaoro will be held in Vicenza from September 10-14, along with T.GOLD, the international show of jewellery machinery and technology, and VO Vintage, the marketplace for premium vintage watches and jewellery. Oroarezzo will reopen the Arezzo Expo Centre from June 12-15. Whereas WE ARE Jewellery, on March 23, will have a unique B2B format to promote new collections with the buyers connected from all over the world.

Regarding Rimini, RiminiWellness, the huge leading B2B and B2C event highlighting wellness, fitness and sport on stage, will be strategically held at the beginning of this year’s summer season. Also for the fitness world, confirmation has arrived for the new international expo in Dubai, which will be held in the city overlooking the Persian Gulf from October 28-30, simultaneously with the World Expo.

For next year, SIGEP, the International Trade Show of Artisan Gelato, Pastry and Bakery and the Coffee World, will launch its “Road map to SIGEP 2022” (the edition being held live from January 22-26 next year at Rimini Expo Centre) with a completely digital version from March 15-17. Beer & Food Attraction, dedicated to excellent beer and beverage and food for the Ho.re.ca. market, and BBTech Expo, the professional exhibition of technology for beers and beverages, foresee a run-up to the 2022 edition that will begin with a full-digital appointment between April 12-14.

There is also intense activity on the conference front, with the development of great new all-digital events and the confirmation of more than 10 appointments of great international caliber between 2021 and 2025. These will include the 29th Congress of the European College of Sport Science (July 3-5, 2024).

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the Screen-based Share Market (MTA) and organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., is a leader in Italy in the organization of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in Milan and Arezzo. The IEG Group is notable in the organization of events in five categories: Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality and Lifestyle; Wellness, Sport and Leisure; Green & Technology. In the last few years, IEG started a significant expansion process abroad, also through the conclusion of joint ventures with local operators (for example, in the U.S., Arab Emirates and in China). IEG closed the 2019 financial year with consolidated total revenues of € 178.6 million, an EBITDA of € 41.9 million and a consolidated net profit of € 12.6 million. In 2019, IEG totaled 48 organized or hosted fairs and 190 conferences. For more info, visit www.iegexpo.it


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