Metalworking event Lamiera 2022: Organisers register 19,000 visitors
Italy — The outcome was positive for the 2022 edition of Lamiera, the international trade show of sheet metal forming machines tools and related technologies, which took place at Fieramilano Rho from 18 to 21 May. Promoted by Ucimu and organised by CEU-Centro Esposizioni Ucimu, Lamiera returned to the scene after three years.
Over 19,000 entries were registered at the turnstiles during the four exhibition days of Lamiera 2022 . Apart from the number of visitors, which was higher than expected, it was the quality of visits that distinguished the audience of operators attending Lamiera 2022, Ucimu announced. Most exhibitors, interviewed at their stands, actually reported the presence of knowledgeable visitors and received visits mainly intended for purchases.
On the total visitors, twelve percent were from abroad, representing about 60 countries. The most numerous delegations came from Austria, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.
The key players of the exhibition, promoted by Ucimu, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, and organised by CEU-Centro Esposizioni Ucimu, were 365 enterprises, whose stands were set up within 2 halls — 13 and 15 — covering a total exhibition surface area of over 40,000 square meters.
The presence of qualified foreign operators was ensured also by the 30 delegates of the business mission, involving the incoming of prominent end users and journalists from Brazil, France, India, Poland, Romania, Turkey and the United States. The mission was organised by Ucimu, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Cooperation and ICE-Italian Trade Agency, which also contributed to creating the area dedicated to start-up companies.
Over 100 journalists were accredited at the trade show, whereas 724 students registered to visit Lamiera 2022, also stopping at the Ucimu Academy area specially reserved for them. To make the most of the young people’s participation in the event and ensure that exhibitors could duly carry out their business activities, the organisers decided to focus on guided tours led by tutors of the Association. In addition, there were also free visits, guided by teachers of the visiting schools.
Over 30 meetings were hosted at Lamiera-Lamiera, a real arena set up within Hall 13. The meetings were attended by about 700 operators, in addition to more than 400 remotely connected users, who followed the speeches streamed on the event’s website.
Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu commented: “The exhibition that has just closed really enjoyed the favour of exhibitors, who declared themselves satisfied with the collected contacts and in some cases, even closed important deals directly at the trade show. With these results — added the president of Ucimu — Lamiera 2022 has actually prepared the ground for the 2023 edition, which we expect will have even higher figures”.
The next edition of Lamiera is scheduled to take place again at Fieramilano Rho from 10 to 13 May 2023.