Confirmation that MCE2020 will take place arrived some weeks ago, to the huge relief of everyone involved. The fair (organised by Reed Exhibitions) is one of the most important events for the production, distribution, design and installation of civil and industrial plant systems in Italy.
This biennial event is involved with areas such as air conditioning and renewable energies and aims to present new, efficient solutions. This fair will mark Italian industry’s return to business, in the eyes of many, as it is held in such high regard by many inter-related industries.
When and where will MCE 2020 be held?
The Expocomfort Fair 2020 (MCE 2020) was scheduled to take place from 17th to 20th March this year, but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which forced the whole of Italy into lockdown, it was postponed until further notice.
Confirmation of the new dates arrived just recently, thanks to the event’s collocation within the Milan Fair calendar; it is now scheduled for 8th to 11th September.
This well-known event will be held in conjunction with the BIE (Biomass Innovation Expo), another interesting convention focusing on the use of wooden biomasses as a source of energy. These two fairs, according to organisers, will mark Italy’s return to business and many important Italian companies and organisations are expected to take part, including:
- AICARR, the Italian Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Association;
- ANGAISA, the National Association of traders in water sanitation equipment, air-conditioning, flooring, panelling and bathroom furniture;
- ANIMA, an association of manufacturers of various mechanical equipment, with its associates, Assotermica, Asssoclima, Aqua Italia, Avr and Assopompe;
- ASSISTAL, the National Association of Manufacturers of Plants and Providers of Services for Energy Efficiency (Esco) and Facility Management.
MCE 2020 will be held in Rho in the Milan Fair area, with a large number of pavilions due to be set up. Over 2000 exhibitors will present the latest technological trends relating to the various sectors of civil and industrial construction. There will also be an area of around 400 square metres where a scale model of a Smart City will be on display.
Other highlights planned for MCE 2020 include: the presentation of the ‘Efficiency and Innovation Pathway’ awards and the (use of) INTELLIGENT WATER area, where cutting-edge bathroom solutions will be on display. There will also be workshops and exhibition areas, dedicated to the latest developments involving both the electronics and heating industries.
The importance of MCE 2020 for Italy’s return to business
After the disastrous crisis caused by the Coronavirus, from which Italy is still recovering, fairs such as MCE 2020 represent an authentic return to business. The economic re-launch of Italian industry must take advantage of these events, so as to attract the attention of international markets once more.
The construction plant sector is one of Italy’s most economically productive industries. Its estimated worth is approximately 128 billion Euros and it counts almost 182,000 companies, providing jobs to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country. This industrial sector must therefore be promoted and supported as much as possible if a solid recovery is to be guaranteed.
This situation is even more relevant if we consider that the new challenges facing Italy relate to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. According to the organisers of MCE and BIE, it is only through teamwork that these objectives can be achieved within a reasonable timeframe.
In these circumstances, MCE 2020 assumes even greater significance within the Italian economy, acting as a launchpad for a sizeable portion of Italian industry. Supporting this event (the leading one in its sector since 1960) is therefore crucial.
Reed Exhibitions has also confirmed that all the layout of the pavilions will be modified to comply with anti-Covid regulations, in order to ensure that the complete safety of exhibitors and visitors during the event is guaranteed.
Translated by Joanne Beckwith