With less than five months to go until the opening of fieramilano pavilions 22 and 24, Made in Steel 2019 is pointing towards a record edition.
In December, square metres sold (around 12,000) are a full 20% above the total floorspace for the previous edition. Meanwhile around 80% of 2017 exhibitors have confirmed their participation in 2019 – 10% more than the average for similar international exhibitions.
So far, the event has attracted exhibitors from 16 countries: alongside the big European steel manufacturers like Germany, France and Spain, are other rapidly expanding giants such as India (the world’s third largest steel producer in 2017 with 101 million tons) and Turkey (eighth, 37.5 million tons). Foreign exhibitors represent 19% of the total. These figures are already up on the final numbers for 2017.
Also growing is the number of authorized buyers; at more than 50, they will multiply the business opportunities available over the three days.