Tecnargilla, the world’s most important exhibition in terms of ceramics and brick supplies dedicated to technologies for ceramic tiles, sanitaryware and tableware is organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group - and ACIMAC - Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics.
ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP
ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP (IEG) is the Joint-Stock Company created on 1 November 2016 through the merger of Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza Spa, two outstanding businesses in the Italian trade fair sector, which in more than 60 years of activity have proved capable of making their exhibitions points of reference in major sectors of production, many of which leaders at an international level.
LEADER IN ITALY
IEG is the leader in Italy in terms of exhibitions organised directly, with 61 products in its portfolio (90% owned) and 160 events/conferences.
The Group also operates as national leader in the conference-congress segment, with two locations in Rimini (Palacongressi) and Vicenza (Vicenza Convention Centre) in strategic areas for the Italian economy.
The exhibitions concern major Italian sectors of production, such as: Food & Beverage, Green, Technology, Entertainment, Tourism, Transport, Wellness, Jewellery and Fashion, Lifestyle & Innovation.
The aim of the Company is to be a hub for the country’s most representative industrial sectors and promote them internationally, in the role of ambassador for the Beautiful and Well Made in Italy worldwide.
To this end, IEG makes a priority asset of internationalisation, attracting foreign buyers and exhibitors to Italy and developing business in strategic foreign markets.
TRADE FAIR SYSTEM AS DRIVER FOR DEVELOPMENT
IEG acts a driver in the economic development of Italy, supporting the process of internationalising companies and providing a successful example of coordinating resources to relaunch Italian industry internationally.
A development plan is in action to optimise use of the two exhibition centres in Rimini and Vicenza, already top-flight international Business Centres, featuring modern infrastructure, technologically advanced and with a refined aesthetic standard.
Investments also concern the portfolio of products, with growth in external lines.
ACIMAC is the association of Italian suppliers of plant, machinery, equipment, semi-finished products, raw materials and services for the ceramic, heavy clay and refractories industries.
Members include the majority of the sector's companies of various sizes based throughout Italy, although most operate in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia where the world's most important ceramic manufacturing cluster is located.
As a member of the Italian Employers' Federation Confindustria, ACIMAC is an integral part of the Italian industry's representation system.
It maintains links with a variety of institutions and plays a major role in promoting and guaranteeing the growth of the sector as a whole. Being part of a national and international network helps the association pursue initiatives and develop strategies for the sector.
ACIMAC offers support to its member companies by providing professional services and information, consultancy and assistance on all the major issues concerning the sector.
Since September 2007 the ACIMAC offices have been located in Villa Marchetti in Baggiovara (Modena).