32.Bi-Mu – the first fair dedicated to the sector of machine tools, robots, automation, digital and additive manufacturing, and auxiliary technologies, organized in time of health emergency – closed on Saturday 17 October at fieramilano Rho.
Over 9,000 visits were recorded for the four days of the exhibition. A satisfactory number and consistent with expectations for an event that took place in full health emergency and in full compliance with all the rules for containing “Covid-19”.
Promoted by Ucimu – Sistemi Per Produrre and organized by Efim – Ente Fiere Italiane Macchine, 32.BI-MU obtained, before the start of the event, the certificate of compliance with respect to the observance of the security protocols for combating and containing Covid -19, issued by Icim.
Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu stated: “Particular attention was paid to all the organizational details regarding safety in order to further reassure the operators present during the four days of the event. We proudly announced that 32.BI-MU was the first fair ever to be equipped with a certificate of conformity and we believe that this has stimulated visitors to participate in the exhibition and not only from Italy“.
Of the total admissions, 3.5% was made by foreign operators representing 27 countries; Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria are the most represented countries.
The presence of students at the exhibition was limited, with about fifty results compared to 200 expected for the scheduled visits of the schools that had booked and were unable to confirm their attendance due to the new government directives issued on the Sunday before the opening of the event.
“In retrospect – continued President Barbara Colombo – we can certainly say that 32.BI-MU has shown the world the strength of Italy and the will to react. There are numerous certificates of merit that we have received from international organizations which have received the message of strength and compactness of the Italian machine tool, robot and automation manufacturer“.
With over 350 companies, 30% foreign, two exhibition pavilions and a wide and varied technological offer,
32.BI-MU also proposed a rich program of meetings dedicated to the topics of greatest interest and relevance to those who work in the manufacturing industry. About 50 events were hosted. Participated in the presence of an average of 20 people but with peaks of 90 guests present, the speeches were also followed through live streaming activated to extend the promotion and communication of exhibiting companies beyond the public at the fair. Over a thousand users attended the conferences remotely. The big news of the 2020 edition of the event was “BI-MUpiùDigital”, a demonstration space set up in Hall 11 and designed to highlight the potential of the digital factory.
Finally, with “BI-MUonline“, the event continues beyond its period of development. Virtual version of the real fair, BI-MUonline will present on the bimu.it website – starting from the beginning of November and up to the 2022 edition – the technological offer on display, told by the hands of the exhibitors, proposing a collection of videos, video contributions and interviews collected directly at the stands.
The next edition of BI-MU will be held from 12 to 15 October 2022 at fieramilano Rho.