Organisers say this year’s October 12-15 event at FieraMilano-Rho in Milan, Italy will be a “rich edition” with its two exhibition halls almost sold out.

Two years ago, Xylexpo had been preparing for its 2020 event and held an international press conference in February of that year to promote it, only for the Covid-19 pandemic to break out and enforce a cancellation of the show. 

The last Xylexpo was held in 2018, when nearly 18,000 unique visitors attended.

The exhibition showcases the latest in woodworking machinery and technology ranging from forestry, to primary processing, solid wood and panel product machining and technology for the furniture and timber construction sectors.

“It is going to be a rich edition,” said Dario Corbetta, Xylexpo show director.

“It’s a big comeback in the exhibition calendar after four years, due to the global health emergency. We believe that the event will provide a comprehensive display of the best industry technology, addressing an audience that will finally be able to meet in Milan in person.” 

So far, more than 220 exhibitors have finalized their registration to the Milan exhibition, for a total exhibition area close to 34,000m2.

“It's going to be an end-to-end showcase where industry operators can "experience" all the technology for the value chain: from primary operation to solid wood processing, from panel machines to finishing, from tools to equipment,” said Mr Corbetta.

This year the show will be held concurrently with 33.BI-MU, the biennial exhibition of machine tools, robotics and automation.