SASSUOLO, ITALY -- The press conference for the world’s media and journalists at Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, will be held on the first day of the show, Monday, Sept. 24.

The Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference, organized in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Palazzo Re Enzo in the center of Bologna.

During the conference, the 22nd Ceramics of Italy Journalism Award will be presented to the author of the best article on Cersaie and the Italian ceramic industry published in a foreign magazine, while a further three honorable mentions will be awarded to international magazines.

The program will continue with the “Cersaie Evening,” an invitation-only event reserved for exhibitors at Cersaie, their guests and local and international institutions. The evening will host the presentation of the Confindustria Ceramica Distributor Awards to four distributors (this year from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy) who have excelled in their dealings with the Italian ceramic industry.