More than 40 thousand square meters, including 18,420 net exhibition space; 653 exhibitors, 32 percent from 34 countries; 8,912 visiting companies, with an average attendance of 1.39 days, 31 percent of which came to Pordenone from 112 countries. Of these, 75 percent were from Europe, 16 percent came from Asia, 5 percent from the Americas, 3 percent from Africa and 1 percent even from faraway Oceania.
These, in a nutshell, are the figures that allow Sicam to turn off the spotlight of the 14th edition of the event with satisfaction, held in Pordenone last October 17th – 20th .
An event that, as the data show, gathers first and foremost the best of the “made in Italy” offer, which has always been a worldwide reference, strengthened by the presence of more than 200 exhibitors from abroad, including the giants of hardware, decorative, and materials.
A dynamic that is repeated on the visitor’s front: strong presence of operators from all over Europe – with Germany leading the ranking of visiting foreign countries (followed by Spain, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland in the very first positions) – and really “important” return to Pordenone of visitors from Asia, especially – in order – from China, India, South Korea and Japan.
In contraction, as was logical to expect, are arrivals from Israel and more generally from the Middle East area; while visitors from Russia and the states of the old Russian confederation are on the rise, despite the continuing dramatic situation. More than positive trends also for the arrivals of operators from the United States, an area that has always been very attentive to the Italian and European offer of materials and solutions for the production of furniture and furnishings, and from Africa, which-although absolute numbers are still low-shows the dynamism of a continent in which many see an “interesting future” for the furniture industry as well. Needless to emphasize the large turnout of Italian insiders, who arrived at Sicam from all regions, with origins from the furniture districts–Brianza, Triveneto, Marche–in the foreground.
“Our feeling is that from year to year around Sicam and in Sicam a kind of community grows and finds its values shared: a “comfortable” platform in which it is easy to meet everything that is new and the people who are the creators of it,” commented Carolina Giobbi, marketing and communications manager. “This year in the booths we all breathed an atmosphere of great curiosity, a “desire to do” and to understand what were the opportunities to focus on in view of the appointments with the kitchen sector in next April, perhaps the type of furniture that in Sicam finds the most stimulating environment.
I like to point out that this year we again received confirmations of participation for the next edition, scheduled for October 2024, even before Sicam 2023 closed its gates. We are proud of this, but we are also extremely focused on maintaining the high level of quality and service we have built with exhibitors and visitors, a commitment in which the new hall 5 has played a major role, providing us with new spaces to manage the entire layout with greater linearity“.
The appointment with the 15th edition of Sicam is set for October 15th -18th , 2024.