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GENERAL NEWS

Success for EMO MILANO 2021

EMO MILANO 2021 , a trade show for the global metalworking sector in Milan ( Italy ), closed on 9 October 2021 . Promoted by CECIMO , the European Association of Machine Tool Industries , and organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE ( the Italian machine tools , robots and automation systems manufacturers ’ association ), it registered more than 60,000 visitors from 91 countries .
Luigi Galdabini , General Commissioner of EMO MILANO 2021 , stated : “ The exhibition data confirms the value of EMO , considered a key event for the worldwide manufacturing industry of machine tools , robots and automation systems ….. The participation of operators , not just from Europe , also underlines Italy ’ s attraction as an interesting and promising market , as well as a leading manufacturing country in the sector .”
Despite the mobility restrictions still in force , the event attracted international participation . Overseas exhibitors accounted for 60 % of the total , and visitors from outside Italy made up 30 % of the overall number . A wide product offering was on display , representing all segments of the sector with technologies / products from over 700 companies exhibiting over six halls
covering 100,000 square metres overall .
“ Germany ; Switzerland ; France ; Spain ; Austria ; Slovenia ; Turkey ; Poland ; Russia and Denmark were the most represented countries at the trade show . It was attended by numerous operators from Finland ; Croatia ; Estonia ; Lithuania ; Hungary ; Czech Republic ; USA ; UK ; Israel ; Japan ; South Korea ; Ireland and Egypt ,” commented the show organiser .
“ Among overseas visitors were over 30 qualified operators participating in business missions organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE in cooperation with MAECI and ICE-Italian Trade Agency , as well as 30 members of an autonomous delegation from Turkey . Matchmaking activities organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE materialised into 1,200 meetings on various exhibitor stands .”
Students also confirmed their interest in the event . Around 1,300 young visitors included students from technical high schools , universities and ITS-higher technical schools , who visited the exhibition accompanied by their teachers . Among them , 450 were escorted on guided tours by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE .
EMO MILANO 2021 also featured numerous side initiatives such as EMO Digital , the exhibition area focused on digital technologies ; EMO Additive Manufacturing and EMO Start-Up ( which offered an overview of new manufacturers working on the development of products and projects relating to production systems and metalworking ). Speakers Corner , in Hall 5 , featured over 80 speeches and in-depth analyses and discussions by exhibitors and organisers .
Twenty meetings were hosted in the EMO ADDITIVE area , arranged by AITA-ITALIAN Association of Additive Technologies . Over 2,000 attendees registered for the meetings , in addition to about 3,000 remotely connected users ( for an average of 500 users per day ) who , over the six exhibition days , were able to follow the events held at the trade show using the live streaming service . Over 800,000 views of the exhibition website emo-milano . com were recorded , along with 600,000 views of the Smart Catalogue , the official catalogue of the exhibition , viewed mainly on mobile phones .
The next edition of EMO MILANO will take place in October 2027 . n
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