Vitrum 2021, a biennial B2B event organized by Gimav, which brings together the Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories, equipment and special products for glass processing, is scheduled from 5 to 8 October at Fieramilano Rho (Pav. 22-24) .
For forty years the only fair dedicated to the sector, sees the presence of all the main companies in the sector, with 120 confirmed national and foreign exhibitors.
The trade fair appointment is enriched this year with the special “off-fair” Vision Milan Glass Week ” https://vitrumlife.it/milanglassweek/, a collateral event that for the entire period of the fair involves the city of Milan in the discovery of glass and its infinite applications and declinations.
In addition, Vitrum 2021 opens the celebrations for the International Year of Glass, to which the UN wanted to dedicate 2022.
The president of the event, Dino Zandonella Necca, commented: “We had closed the 2019 edition with a success of numbers and involvement and we immediately started working for this edition; in the meantime, we all know, the world has changed In 2020, Italian companies producing machinery and technologies for glass processing were able to react and contain the crisis brought about by the pandemic, while 2021 began with signs of recovery that presage a closure positive for the year.
Vitrum 2021 is therefore the edition of the restart, which decisively reaffirms Italy’s leading role on the international stage and which strengthens synergies with all the other key players in the sector, namely the glass manufacturing and processing companies. Machinery, raw materials, creativity, design: the entire glass supply chain will be at Fieramilano with its excellence, the most advanced technologies, previews, latest generation integrated solutions “.
The Milanese event comes after a difficult year for the sector of companies producing machinery and technologies for glass processing. Faced with a drop in production of -16.6% in 2020, Italian companies have shown an excellent reaction and resilience capacity.
The competitiveness indicators in the first quarter of 2021 confirm the positioning of the sector among national industrial excellences: the ability to penetrate international markets is even increasing, with the export share of turnover at 71.5%, while the presence of the national market is stands at 60.9%. In March 2021, the full recovery of exports was consolidated and this leads Gimav to forecast a growth in turnover of no less than 4.5% at the end of the year.