SALONE DEL MOBILE
Launched in 1961 to promote Italian manufacturing excellence in the furniture and design sector, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile [International Furniture Show] is held every year in April. The world-famous event features all the most important manufacturers of furniture, appliances, and materials for the home and is attended by journalists, designers and architects, from renowned archi-stars to new talents.
The show is also enriched by many affiliated Milanese events, such as Milano Design Week, also known as Fuorisalone, which organizes events in various city districts; Euroluce, the lighting show; and S. Project, an event dedicated to design products, interior decorating techniques, and decorative solutions.
Every year the must-see event which attracts and engages thousands of people, including professionals in the sector, design enthusiasts, and the public, is a great opportunity for visiting and experiencing Milan during a truly unique week.
MIDO (International Exhibition of Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology) is the world’s leading trade fair in the optics and eyewear sector which has been held in Milan since 1970, the year in which a group of Italian entrepreneurs in the sector decided to create a trade fair dedicated to eyewear.
Today Mido is considered the most complete and fascinating event in the sector, expanding to also include fashion and design.
Every year in February, the three-day show presents innovative and attractive installations and stands that excite visitors flocking from all over Europe and the rest of the world to attend preview presentations of new trends and collections, new patents, and cutting-edge products and technologies.
Taking place every two years in March, this international conference and exhibition is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of topics concerning energy efficiency and renewable energy.
One of the most prestigious showcases for companies in the sectors of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing technology, water treatment, bathroom furnishings, and sanitary services, it is the only event that presents all the most innovative air conditioning/heating and energy efficiency technologies.
MCE Expocomfort is a must-see event for all industry experts who want to stay abreast of the most important news and for professionals who design, install, and build plants and systems for high-performance smart buildings in commercial, residential and industrial areas.
HostMilano takes place every two years, usually in October, and is the most important international event dedicated to the food service and hospitality sector. The expo offers a comprehensive overview of innovation in professional hospitality with insight into each individual sector: professional food service and bakery equipment, bar and coffee machines, equipment for gelato and pastry, pizza and pasta, furniture, technology, and tableware.
A global event for the entire Ho.re.ca (hotellerie-restaurant-café) and Food Service world that is not limited to just the exhibition but constantly monitors all the sector’s supply chains and consumption styles, it presents insight on current issues, best practices, and international scenarios and it produces news and global observatories and organizes webinars and events all over the world.
Authenticity, originality, quality and innovation: these are the values of Milano Home (HOMI), the exhibition for the home world and living that looks from Italy to the international stage and usually takes place in January. The expo, which includes the Tableware, Kitchen, Home Decoration, Textiles, Fragrances, Concept Gifts and Christmas sectors, creates a dynamic and international dialog that focuses on Italian craftsmanship and mixes it with products, traditions, and innovations of other foreign countries. A must-see appointment offering a unique look at contemporary living spaces and new scenarios, HOMI is a privileged marketplace for traditional and new sales channels and for people who want to enrich their assortment with refined and exclusive products.
MADE expo – Milano Architettura Design Edilizia — is the most important Italian exhibition of the construction industry. It is an international event held every two years that is reserved for professionals in the construction sector as a whole, proposing a wide range of exhibitors not only from the construction sector, but also from the worlds of architecture and design. The exhibition is a meeting place for companies, architects, engineers, designers, window and door manufacturers, construction companies, retailers and professionals in the sector present in Italy and is accompanied by conferences focusing on important issues for the sector, paying particular attention to innovative technologies and sustainable materials of the future.
A biennial event usually held in May in odd–numbered years, LAMIERA is the international expo dedicated to machine tools for sheet metal forming and cutting and related technologies. Participating in the important event for professionals are national and international exhibitors, and it is the only exhibition event in Italy dedicated exclusively to this sector. Alongside the machinery and technologies on display, the expo also offers a busy program of in-depth thematic meetings and talks.
Founded in 1981, Lineapelle is now the most important international exhibition dedicated to leather, accessories, components, fabrics and patterns for footwear, clothing, leather goods and furnishings. Held in the Milan trade fair complex twice a year in February for summer collections and in September for winter collections, it stands out for its constant supremacy in the stylistic and qualitative innovation of leather and synthetics. Every year thousands of companies from all over the world take part in this event that allows them to present their collections to an expert audience and meet new customers, buyers, designers, and fashion researchers. The offer of the event is completed by workshops and seminars aimed at enthusiasts of the sector.
MICAM Milano is the international footwear exhibition held in the Rho Fiera district twice a year, in February for fall/winter collections and in September for spring/summer collections. This unique event successfully mixes fashion and business, facilitating real business contacts, and is a true point of reference for professionals in the footwear sector, hosting more than 1,200 exhibitors from all over the world at each edition.
At the same time as Micam, the Fiera Milano exhibition hall hosts Mipel, the main B2B trade fair dedicated to leather goods and fashion accessories that gives companies and artisans the opportunity to make their brand known to buyers and talent scouts in the fashion sector and to discover the latest trends in leather bags and accessories.
The promotion of high-quality products is the goal of TuttoFood – Milan World Food Exhibition, the B2B trade fair dedicated to the agri-food ecosystem that is the most important and complete in Italy and is held every two years at Fiera Milano. This international platform is where food tradition meets innovation, combining quality Italian production with exhibitors from all over the world. The quality and breadth of the offer — which includes events, business opportunities and training — make TuttoFood a fundamental appointment for producers and distributors of quality products in the entire Food & Beverage sector.
Plast is the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry held every three years in the Rho Fiera Milano exhibition complex. The event attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world and presents machinery, equipment and molds for processing plastic and rubber, a sector that is represented by over 400 companies in Italy. Plast also offers an overview of innovative materials and cutting-edge manufacturing processes, focusing the attention on the problem of recycling and environmental sustainability through a series of activities and projects using recycled plastic.