Aefi – Associazione Esposizioni Fiere Italiane accelerates the ecological transition of the exhibition districts through a path shared with the players of the Assoallestimenti supply chain of FederlegnoArredo (Asal).
This is the goal of the memorandum of understanding signed this week by the two associations representing the category of fitters.
The document Associazione Esposizioni Fiere Italiane, which groups together the “Guidelines for fitting out and integrating the technical regulations of the district”, governs all the phases of construction of the exhibition spaces. They range from the choice of materials to assembly and installation, to reusable stands for multiple events and therefore without time or event references, to the processing allowed between the aisles of the halls. And again: from waste management to the digitization of all certifications to contain paper support, with the aim of completely eliminating it.
A protocol for a new way of working
“The agreement with FerderlegnoArredo further strengthens the commitment of Italian trade fairs towards the sustainability of the neighborhoods – commented Maurizio Danese, president of the Associazione Esposizioni Fiere Italiane https://www.aefi.it/it/, Maurizio Danese -. The exhibition industry of our country, in fact, has already autonomously implemented a series of virtuous behaviors, now codified in the “Guidelines” signed “.
On the Asal front, the president Katia Celli underlined: “Innovation, safety and sustainability acquire further concreteness with this agreement. In fact, the protocol signed with Aefi aims to identify a new working method, coordinated and shared between the exhibition districts and our fitters. Temporary installations are increasingly complete and complex architectures, which best enhance the made in Italy on display “.
According to a survey among the 48 Aefi associates – Associazione Esposizioni Fiere Italiane, of which 41 districts where a total of over a thousand events are held a year and 8 organizers, eco-sustainability is already a watchword.
In fact, more than half (54%) of the infrastructures are equipped with photovoltaic panels, with 69% of the exhibition companies undergoing the redevelopment and efficiency of the lighting of the buildings.