With Xylexpo appearing on the horizon, the international showcase for wood and furniture technologies and supplies will now be running for four days, from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May 2020, instead of five. This change has been welcomed by the industry, as witnessed by early registrations which are somewhat better than previously, a signal that the renewed commitment of the biennial exhibition is being recognised. 

Many of the industry’s big players have already submitted their application forms: Biesse, Cefla, Homag, IMA, SCM and Weinig are leading the group of companies that will attend the exhibition in Milan next May.

“We really feel that our determination to reaffirm the exhibition’s role has been readily recognised,” says Lorenzo Primultini, president of Xylexpo. 

“The decision of many companies to come to Milan witnesses to the effectiveness of an exhibition that we want to focus more and more on the quality of the solutions on display, on the most advanced technologies, on real integrated systems. Xylexpo will show the woodworking business and furniture production under a new light, following the momentous change of Industry 4.0.”

After the new calendar and the new logo, the third item of news is the debut of Focus Components, an area dedicated to supplies, components and semi-finished materials for the furniture industry.

“This is a sector of the business dominated by excellent exhibitions,” Lorenzo adds, “but we believe that in Milan, in a totally different setting and in close synergy with technology, this business can find new and different opportunities.”

The new format is a collaboration with Made Expo, that will contribute not only with their experience and close relationship with architecture and construction players, but also with the common language shared with many companies and big industry players.

The project will revolve around the option for exhibitors to have a dedicated area, choosing the most effective option. “We do not want to run after records or to venture into new territories where we don’t belong, but we want to respond to those who have always appreciated the opportunity to find materials and technologies in one place,” concludes Lorenzo.