Updated Sunday, 12 September 2021 – 20:38
The Italian ceramic contest, which will open its doors on September 27 after its last edition in 2019, will bring together 132 Spanish companies. The tile companies find it difficult to receive customers from other continents
The last edition of Cersaie was held in September 2019, still without a health pandemic.
Cersaie will be more European than ever. The first international European ceramic competition, which will open its doors next September 27 in the Italian city of Bolonito, gather 132 Spanish companies, of which 110 are tile, after its last edition in 2019, since the 2020 appointment was suspended due to the pandemic.
Precisely, the effects of the pandemic and the restrictions that remain in force will make it the response of the professionals of the European countries the one with the key for the development of the contest. In fact, the Spanish tile companies that will exhibit in Bologna the last week of September find it very difficult for clients from Asia, America or Africa to travel to Italy to participate in the event.
Our clients from Europe, and mainly from Central European countries, are the ones that are currently showing the greatest response to invitations to Cersaie, explains the manager of a Vila-real tile company. Hard to see Americans or South Americans, more if possible after the celebration of Coverings at the beginning of last July, as well as Africans or Asians, in fact we do not have any confirmation from this last continent, explained the Marketing Manager of a ceramic of the cluster.
In addition, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Furniture of Bao Cersaie is the first international face-to-face event which will take place in the Italian city of Bologna.
From the fair they affirm that during the five days of the contest, which will be held from September 27 to October 1, leading companies from 26 countries and architects, designers, contractors and retailers will be able to meet again and do business. To be a commercial center where they can be found close to 600 stands to visit, they emphasize.
To facilitate participation in and visit to Cersaie, new rules have been introduced for entry to Italy from non-EU countries, they note. In this sense, from the contest It is advisable to visit the website of the fair or that of the Italian Government to keep up to date and obtain all the updates regarding the requirements before the Covid protocol.
In the case of European countries, the EU Covid digital certificate It is already available in all member states of the European Union, so all vaccinated European nationals and residents can use their Covid digital certificate to travel in the region.
In this regard, it should be noted that travelers without a certificate are subject to quarantine and tests. As a general rule, travelers from other third countries outside the EU They can enter Italy only for specific reasons and not for tourism. Must be done a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival and confined for 10 days. After the 10 day period, an additional PCR test is required.
It should be remembered that the Spanish ceramic sector has thrown the rest and has raised their participation by 20% at the Italian Cersaie fair with respect to the last edition of 2019. As detailed by the president of Confindustria Ceramica, Giovanni Savorani, who offered a press conference last July together with other Italian authorities and politicians to report on the preparations of Cersaie , which returns in person with the full poster, he said.
The president of Confindustria Ceramica informed that a total of 132 Spanish companies have confirmed their attendance at the Italian international ceramic fair, of which 110 are tiles while the 22 remaining belong to the sectors of glazes, frits and ceramic colors as well as the equipment of beam.
Compared to these figures forecast for the next edition of Cersaie, in 2019 a total of 109 Spanish ceramic companies were counted, of which 92 were tile companies. In this way, the national participation in the Italian contest rises by 21% compared to the last edition of 2019 and, specifically, the participation of tiles increases by 19.5%.
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