The eighth edition is scheduled on October 18-21 at Pordenone, Italy
The trade fair, which has become a not-to-be-missed event, is an international exhibition of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry. And with the furniture industry showing glimpses of growth for last couple of years, the stakes are high and the expectation from the expo has been growing.
Furthermore, according to the recent ‘gauge of companies’ by Federlegno Arredo, as many as 48% of the companies interviewed forecast a further increase in sales in 2016, even higher than last year.
Above all driven by exports, the recovery of the Italian wood and furniture sector (which is currently worth almost €27 billion, employing more than 360,000 workers) can therefore be considered a reality. This can also be seen in the most recent data produced by Federlegno Arredo, according to which even the domestic Italian market should show positive results.
Additionally,in a recent forecast report, CSIL has predicted a 1.2% growth for the Italian market by year end. The numbers were already clear for foreign markets in 2015: between January and September there was a 6% rise for the entire wood and furniture sector and 6.3% for furniture alone, with the best performances recorded in United States (23.5% growth for the sector as a whole), United Kingdom (17.8%), and China (9%, but 19% for furniture enterprises), compared to a plunge in the Russian market (25.8% decline).
The upcoming edition of SICAM will present new important foreign companies and various small to medium-sized Italian enterprises, which will further enrich the trade fair’s exhibition panel. All the pavilions of the Pordenone trade fair area will be used for SICAM, which already promises to strengthen and surpass the figures of 2015 when 500 exhibiting companies represented 33 countries, and 17,000 individual operators represented over 6,700 entities, with 29% foreign companies coming from 96 different countries.
The most recent editions of SICAM have seen visits from new entrepreneurs from North African countries and the former Soviet Union republics, the ASEAN area and Central America as well as Germany, Northern European countries, Russia, and so on.
The trade fair has constantly strengthened its validity in developing international business networking and, at the same time, it has also maintained an undisputed appeal for the Italian furniture industry.
Over the coming months the event will be present at the world’s most important events in the sector: over 30 presentations in five continents. Promotion in consolidated markets and development in emerging nations are the foundation of communication strategy that organisers Exposicam have been implementing methodically for years