Another successful edition of Xylexpo concludes

The 28th edition of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking and furniture technology, was held from 21 to 25 May in Milan, Italy.

The event saw an attendance of 11,288 people, 27% from abroad. Among the latter, 70% came from Europe, 18% from Asia, and 5% each from the Americas and Africa.

The exhibition, exclusively dedicated to furniture and wood technologies and equipment, offered many hints for reflection, starting from the need to present exhibitors and visitors with an event open to new horizons, a challenge that the organisers have already taken up for the next edition.

“I admit that we expected lower figures, considering the difficult period for trade fairs. However, Xylexpo’s long tradition has once again shown its attraction power,” said Dario Corbetta, Exhibition Director.

Strong attention was aroused by ‘Industry 5.0’ topics, although the still missing definition of implementation rules by the Italian authorities has cancelled the expected boost to orders. Nevertheless, many of the 270 exhibitors attending, 33% from abroad, reported high-quality contacts and concluding several deals during the exhibition.

Very positive figures were recorded by Xylexpo’s online activity. Xylexpo Digital also played its part: offering a collection of content created for and during the exhibition, the channel attracted more than 3,200 “visitors” during the trade fair.

This figure will grow exponentially in the coming weeks, as the digital content will remain accessible on-demand to the woodworking community.



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