ME Made Expo 2023, the fair dedicated to the building community will take place from 15 to 18 November in the pavilions of Fieramilano Rho. An event that will present an increasingly vertical offer divided into two halls dedicated respectively to Envelope and Construction, and which focuses on two focuses: innovation and sustainability for the future of construction.
500 companies, 15% foreign, 4 pavilions, 30,000 m2, more than 250 top foreign buyers selected by Fieramilano and ICE Agency, for a four-day event full of initiatives, meetings and conferences in which to build a system on the challenges facing the sector.
It is therefore confirmed as a reference event for Italy and abroad, which allows stakeholders, professionals, associations and institutions to take stock of the sector and face the choices of tomorrow.
ME Made Expo 2023: a look at the numbers
2022 proved to be a record year for the construction sector with growth of approximately 19% on 2021. With clear benefits on demand for the entire sector and positive forecasts for the next two years with a +9.4% for for 2023 and +7.1% for 2024 (source: Unicmi data).
The construction supply chain, therefore, is confirmed, today and in the coming years, as one of the driving sectors for the country’s economy. A sector that will be asked to make an effort, in a complex scenario such as the current one, that is to review the concept of construction from the ground up, to think and design spaces in a different way. And this by following unexplored paths and solutions and favoring practices and systems that drastically reduce the impact on the environment.
The next edition of ME Made Expo 2023, a reference in the sector, takes place in this scenario. In this context, materials, technologies, solutions to create sustainable, energy efficient, less polluting, digital and technologically integrated buildings will be presented. All with a view to greater comfort and high quality living.
The prospects for the two-year period 2023-2024
According to the elaborations carried out by the Unicmi Study Center for ME Made Expo 2023 www.madeexpo.it, after a 2022 marked by exceptional results for the construction sector, as seen above, the two-year period 2023-2024 will record a growth in investments of over 14 billion euros in residential construction and around 10 billion in non-residential construction.
A significant growth, even if the effects could be partially cooled by the impact of inflation and rate hikes.
For residential recovery, which recorded approximately +20% in 2022, approximately +10% is expected in 2023. Also for investments in infrastructure, +22% in 2022, an increase of 12% is expected in 2023 and 14% in 2024, the net growth of investments in the infrastructure sector will be close to 9 billion in the two-year period 23-24. These numbers could – but the conditional is a must – grow further on the push of the start of the works of the Pnrr which provides for 60 billion of investments in infrastructure by 2026.