Devotio 2022 returns to BolognaFiere

Devotio 2022
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Now in its third edition, Devotio 2022, the international fair for the religious world, will take place from 19 to 21 June at BolognaFiere.
The event represents a little known but important sector for the Italian market. Suffice it to say that in the last 2 years the stop to pilgrimages and religious tourism caused by the pandemic has severely affected a production sector, which in Italy had about 3 thousand manufacturing companies at the beginning of 2020. Mainly artisanal and family businesses, as well as about 700 shops and retailers. A sector that has several thousand jobs and a total annual turnover of around 500-700 million euros.
Now this market is ready to restart in our country and around the world. A positive sign is given by the growth in participation in Devotio 2022. In fact, 193 exhibitors are expected (compared to 176 in the 2019 edition), coming both from Italy and from 15 other countries, who will meet on a total area of ​​15 thousand square meters ( 11 thousand in 2019).
Valentina Zattini, exibition manager of the fair confirmed: “The growth in the number of exhibitors and the arrival of visitors from all over the world are important signs of this third edition of the fair, as well as the extensive program of conferences, meetings and exhibitions. All this will contribute to making Devotio 2022 the event not to be missed and the most important opportunity to bring together the protagonists of the religious sector “.

Conferences and exhibitions

Devotio Lab is the title of the cultural program of the international exhibition of products and services for the religious world. A calendar that first of all includes five conferences on “The five senses in the liturgy. See the Word ”.
Five exhibitions will also be set up at Devotio 2022, organized by the Scientific Committee. “The Emmaus Supper”, with the exhibition of the works of 4 young artists, coordinated by the Study Center for sacred architecture of the Card. Giacomo Lercaro Foundation; “The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis”, one of the oldest illuminated gospels and a masterpiece of Byzantine art. “Celebrating the Word: the ambo in the projects of diocesan competitions” will present the winning projects of the competitions promoted by some Italian dioceses. Finally, “The Dalmatic in the Easter Vigil” and “The Dalmatics of the post Council in Bologna”.