PLAST-International will take place in 2023, from 5-8 September at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero, the organisers announced today.
The event, which was originally scheduled this year for 4-7 May, normally takes place once every three years, but, like so many events, was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the organisers, the exhibitors that were registered for PLAST 2021 have been offered a booth space at PLAST 2023. As a result, 30,000 square metres of exhibition space have already been confirmed. Applications for new exhibitors will officially open in June 2022.
PLAST is traditionally one of the major plastics events in Europe. The previous edition, which took place in 2018, boasted over 1,500 exhibitors spread across a net space of 55,000 m2 and drew more than 63,000 visitors. Foreign visitors made up 27.5% of the total from a total of 117 countries, with Spain, France, and Germany being the most represented.
As always, the core of the exhibition was formed by the six halls of machinery, auxiliaries, and moulds for plastics and rubber processing. This sector represents a major slice of Italian manufacturing, with a production value estimated by the trade association AMAPLAST at €3.74 billion in 2020, with exports accounting for some 70% of production.
Meanwhile, the organiser, Promaplast srl, is also scheduling a new event - Greenplast - with a focus on environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, recover-reuse-recycle, and the circular economy.
Greenplast will take place in Milan on 3-6 May 2022, conceived of as a bridge event between the previous and future editions of PLAST. Further details on the website greenplast.org.