In October 2020 the two VeronaFiere exhibitions will be moved and reprogrammed: SaMoTer and Asphaltica, from 16 to 20 May. The two fairs will be joined by a third, which we can classify as an exhibition-conference dedicated to precast concrete: ICCX Southern Europe.
At the same time, from 21 to 23 October 2020 there will also be the fair on energy fuels and mobility services: Oil&nonOil.
The events have been moved and rescheduled as a result of the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the decree issued on 11 March by the Prime Minister, which imposed a freeze on activities until 25 March 2020.
The dates of October were the optimal choice for the rescheduling of the event: both for the timing and logistics required for the handling and assembly of large construction machinery, and for the seasonal working needs of the sector.
Giovanni Mantovani, General Manager of VeronaFiere declares: "We continue to monitor the scenario, together with the steering committee formed by companies, partners and associations such as Unacea and Siteb, which co-organises Asphaltica with us. The new shared move is therefore the result of listening to the market in real time and careful evaluations. We have taken into account the need to guarantee safety on the health front and to safeguard the important investments planned by companies to participate. This unity of intent with stakeholders once again underlines the sector's confidence in the ability of the trade fair system to support a sector and represent a tool for relaunching it, even at a time of great crisis like the one we are experiencing".
"In the face of an emergency that is dramatically affecting the entire economy," said Mirco Risi, president of Unacea, "we appreciate VeronaFiere's ability to react and the repositioning in October. This is a scheduling that respects the seasonality of the construction equipment sector and makes it possible to focus on the restart of the entire sector".
"The repositioning of Asphaltica in October is a positive choice for our members and one that we share with VeronaFiere - says Michele Turrini, president of Siteb. We will give our maximum collaboration in terms of company participation and to encourage the incoming of visitors. In addition, we are convinced that the presence of Oil&nonOil can develop interesting synergies with our road sector".
"We are ready to present ICCX Southern Europe in the context of SaMoTer, also in the new October date - says Holger Karutz, General Manager of ad-media. We are confident that the situation in the whole area will soon return to normal".