Xylexpo exhibition resets for November show dates in Milan

16 April 2020

Organisers of the biennial Xylexpo woodworking technology show have named new November 2020 show dates after earlier postponing this year’s May dates due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The decision to move the Milan show to the autumn (November 10-13) was made by the board of Cepra, the operating arm of Acimall, the Italian woodworking technology association that owns the show.

“This is going to be a very different edition from those we have been used to, but it will allow the entire supply chain to meet again and look ahead, after missing a key event for wood and furniture technology,” said Acimall president Lorenzo Primultini.

When the world’s woodworking press gathered for the show preview in Milan during February organisers were still hopeful Xylexpo could be held in its normal May dates. But the continued worsening of the coronavirus pandemic led to a postponement in March.

Xylexpo had already decided to reduce the number of show days from five to four at its normal venue - FieraMilano-Rho. Luigi De Vito, vice-president of Acimall and SCM Division director said the four-day format was a more practical, up-to-date, modern and effective business and in-depth information opportunity to the entire global value chain.

Raphaël Prati, vice-president of Acimall and corporate marketing and communications director at Biesse Group, said the target was both the high-end market of machinery and small, medium and handicraft firms.