The enthusiasm of GIMAV President Dino Zandonella Necca over early sales of exhibit space for VITRUM 2023 is more than well-founded. In less than a month, more than 100 companies have registered for the show to reserve the best options in available exhibit space.
The news was announced during the first Board meeting of 2023. It was an opportunity to take stock of accomplishments in 2022 and, at the same time, give members a preview of what’s new this year and of forthcoming events.
President Zandonella Necca said, “My thanks to all the exhibitors for their renewed enthusiasm and confidence in our recent initiatives. We continue to invest our energies in delivering high-level opportunities and content to our exhibitors – proof of this lies in the initial positive response to show registrations. Indeed, more than 100 companies have confirmed their participation, reserving nearly 70 percent of the net exhibit area occupied at the last edition and, even though in 2021 we were in the middle of the pandemic, it is a brilliant achievement. Also noteworthy, 46 percent of those registered are international and 10 percent are new exhibitors.”
Many innovations are in the works for VITRUM 2023, starting with the new layout of the pavilions, and invitation procedures for trade professionals in the hosted buyers program, in partnership with ITA (Italian Trade Agency), plus the eye-catching graphic interface that, along with a modern, more functional layout, adds value to the exhibitor catalogue.
VITRUM Life, the glass industry platform, more integrated than ever, includes a magazine with show news and news from exhibitors, the product marketplace, web-tv and VITRUM International, the dedicated showcase for the leading international markets.
No longer “new,” but now a recurring event, the third edition of Milan Glass Week will take place September 4 to 10 and will complement the VITRUM lineup with a program of events and initiatives for locals, tourists and end users of glass products in general, featuring the excellence of Italian-made glass – from artistic to artisanal, industrial to technological.
And last, a link to the VITRUM 2023 portal with the dedicated section where exhibitors can complete the VITRUM space reservation form, and the section where visitors will soon be able to request an entrance pass to the show.