RIMINI, ITALY - The third edition of the TECHNODOMUS International Expo of Wood Technology for the Furnishing and Construction industries will be held at Rimini Expo Centre from April 20-24, 2012.

This expo is already firmly established on the scenario of the sector’s international events: intense on-going communication activity by the Rimini Fiera team has highlighted what TECHNODOMUS has to offer on all the world markets involved, with great interest being shown in Eastern countries.

With links with Russia already a solid reality, one of the main aims that will be achieved at this edition is the relationship with qualified Chinese buyers: a fundamental role in this matter was played by the meeting with 60 top associations and leading trade members from the furniture manufacturing district of Guangzhou, in the province of Guangdong, the country’s most important hub, with companies employing a workforce of 15,000. This has led to constant interaction, in which TECHNODOMUS is an increasingly important link for business relationships with this great nation.

Three large international groups (Biesse, Cefla Finishing Group and SCM Group) have chosen TECHNODOMUS as the only Italian trade expo in which they will take part in 2012: for years, these names have represented Italy in the worldwide woodworking trade.

The increasingly international profile of TECHNODOMUS is without doubt possible thanks to the location in which it is held, since Rimini has always had this type of vocation: an unbeatable range of hotel accommodation and Fellini international airport, connected directly with some of the main European capitals and Russian cities and, thanks to its daily link with Rome, also with the rest of the world.

Again under the banner of cooperation, after the convincing experience in 2010, the expo will be strategically timed close to the Milan Furniture Exhibition (April 17-22, 2012), ensuring trade members an excellent opportunity of visiting expos with a common core. On the logistic front, shuttle bus connections will be confirmed and implemented to favor Italian and foreign buyers’ travel from Milan to Rimini.

A great new feature for this third edition is a new section: TECHNOFRAME will showcase the best from the key players on the market of technology for aluminium and PVC window frames.

An entire hall (C3) will be dedicated to TECHNOFRAME, in which the sector’s leader, Fom Industrie, has already booked 1,500 m2 and several of the sector’s major companies have shown their appreciation for this new proposal by Rimini Fiera.


Rimini Fiera Group ended 2011 with a preliminary balance of 70 million euros of revenue and an EBITDA of 8.9 million. In 2011, Rimini Fiera was attended by a total of 8,337 exhibitors and 1,694,264 visitors and 1,195,000 square metres of exhibit space were sold.

Designed by Hamburg’s Studio GMP and opened in 2001, Rimini Expo Centre covers a total area of 460,000 square metres: 168,000 of useable space - 109,000 of gross exhibit space and 59,000 for services - laid out in 16 halls. Rimini Fiera has an on-site main-line railway station on the Milan-Bari line, at which 16 north- and south-bound trains stop every day during expos; the expo centre also has an on-site bus terminal that ensures direct access to all those arriving with public transport or with shuttle buses from the hotels and airport; lastly, it also has a helicopter landing area, with a bookable heli-taxi service. The 11,000 parking spaces are equipped with motorhome facilities and interconnected via shuttle bus.

In 2011, Rimini’s new Palacongressi conference centre was inaugurated. Designed by Hamburg’s GMP and built from scratch by Società del Palazzo dei Congressi di Rimini, the venue stands in an area of 38,000 m2 and features 39 rooms, with an overall seating capacity of 9,000, service areas, foodservice and underground parking space for 500 cars.


Frequency: biennial; edition: 3rd; admittance: trade members only; hours: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, last day 9.00 am – 5.00 pm; project manager: Marco Cecchini; visitor information: tel. (+39) 0541 744 111 fax (+39) 0541 744 255 – e-mail: technodomus@riminifiera.it; Web site:  Technodomus.it.

Source: Rimini Fiera Group



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