Held Sept. 25-29 in Bologna, Italy and organized in cooperation with BolognaFiere, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, Cersaie 2017 was attended by 111,604 visitors, 4.7% more than in 2016, with increases in both international and Italian visitors. The show recorded growth in the number of both Italian visitors (+5.0% to a total of 58,422) and international attendees (+4.3% to 53,182) from almost all countries worldwide. The Italian and international press was also very strongly represented with a total of 922 journalists present.

Representativeness and international scope were the key characteristics of Cersaie, which alongside the traditional sectors of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, also hosted a large number of exhibitors of wood, marble, and natural stone surface coverings and key components of the ceramic supply chain. With a total exhibition space of 156,000 m2, Cersaie saw growth in all exhibiting sectors and hosted a total of 869 exhibitors, including 323 foreign companies from 41 different countries, almost a third of the total. The best represented sector was that of ceramic tiles with 457 companies, followed by bathroom furnishings with 197 exhibitors.

Cersaie is also increasingly establishing itself as a key event for the world of architecture and interior design, installers, the media, and the general public. The architecture conferences were strongly attended and the Lesson in Reverse given by Fabio Novembre saw the participation of more than 1,300 students. The Milleluci exhibition in Hall 30 was a big success, as were the tile laying demonstrations and the training seminars for architects on the theme of large panels and slabs held in the Tiling Town.

The Press Cafés, the conversations on architecture and design organised in collaboration with leading magazines in the Architecture Gallery, were fully booked in many cases. ‘Cersaie designs your home’ was also strongly attended by consumers interested in renovating their homes, as well as Bologna Design Week, with a program of cultural events held in the evenings in a number of locations throughout the city.

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