The debates which centred on the need to unblock building sites and relaunch the construction sector in order to boost the economy helped put these issues at the top of government policy agendas.
Milan, March 18th 2019 - The construction world is keen to re-launch the sector by showing itself ready for change marked by innovation and driven by comfort, safety, sustainability and technology and thus contributing to boosting the national economy.
These are the signs of confidence and willingness to look to the future with optimism that emerged from the ninth edition of MADE expo, also confirmed by the data released by the ANCE Observatory relating to the 2018 construction market which recorded a positive increase of 1.5% in turnover (€128 billion) compared to the previous year.
Italy’s most important building and architecture event ended in Milan on Saturday 16th March with the presence of around 900 exhibitors to 47,500 square metres of exhibition space and more than 90,000 visitors of which about 10% were from abroad.
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The intense debates that took place during the event on the need to unblock building sites in order to boost the economy and GDP helped put the topic at the top of the political agenda.
The event was notable for substance and quality, from the principal theme of “Quality of living” to the high level of products and solutions in construction, interiors and finishes and in claddings, doors and windows that were brought to the attention of designers, companies, contractors, distributors and specialized operators such as window and door manufacturers.
A meeting place for all those involved in the sector where materials and solutions have been truly “experienced hands-on”, both seen and touched and a driving force for relationships to be consolidated in both the short and long term.
The same also applies to the 180 designers, contractors and buyers from more than 20 countries who, thanks to ICE's strategic support, were able to have more than 1,000 B2B meetings with Italian exhibiting companies during MADE expo.
As is normal with MADE expo’s distinctive format, the event was integrated with an intense technical and cultural training programme with over 250 events and conferences featuring the participation of experts from different disciplines and big names in architecture such as Mario Cucinella, Renzo Piano BW, Andreas Kipar, One Works and Snøhetta involving more than 14,000 people, 6,000 of whom in the BuildSMART conference programme alone!
Everything now points towards the next edition of MADE expo, eagerly anticipated as it represents the event’s 10th anniversary.
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