Fimma Maderalia 2022 is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the upcoming edition of the fair, which takes places in barely two weeks’ time, from 29th March to 1st April at Feria Valencia. The event will be the first of the industry’s major trade fairs to take place in Europe this year, and has as a result prompted enormous interest in the international markets where, in spite of current circumstances, there seems to be a demand for a trade show case such as Fimma Maderalia.
In line with this demand and on the supply side of the business, this edition of the fair features a bigger international component than before that will account for 31 percent of all exhibitors at the biennial show, 6 percent more than the number of foreign exhibitors that took part in the 2018 edition, the most recent to have taken place. The most notable contingent amongst the international presence will be that of Italian exhibitors, with 40 companies taking part, followed by substantial delegations from Portugal (14 exhibitors), France (13exhibitors), Germany (11) and Turkey, with 8 direct exhibitors.
Also represented at the Fimma Maderalia showcase will be companies from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. As of today’s date, a total of 122 foreign exhibitors are slated to take part in the keenly awaited event at Feria Valencia.
The international element of the demand side of the industry is also set to be outstanding at Fimma Maderalia 2022, thanks to the various international trade missions being organised by the fair, in conjunction with exhibitors. Most notable of all is that almost a hundred Portuguese buyers from the timber and furniture sector have confirmed that they will be attending – a direct result of the invitation issued by Fimma Maderalia in collaboration with Portuguese trade association APIMA.
Along with the substantial presence of Portuguese buyers, a significant number of buyers is expected to attend from the rest of the European Union. The fair is, in this regard, receiving confirmations from professionals in markets includingFrance, Germany and Italy, in addition to confirmations of attendance from buyers in the Balkans (Serbia and Croatia) and a significant delegation expected from Morocco – following improvements in obtaining visas – and Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia.
It should be remembered that being the first of the industry’s major European fairs to take place this year sets the tone fora market that, despite the challenging current situation, is committed to returning to normality as far as trade fairs are concerned.