The 9th edition of SICAM, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry, ended with numbers growing further. The sector’s leading professionals from all over the globe were in attendance at Pordenone for four days.
There were almost 8,000 enterprises visiting the trade fair to create business for the 583 companies that brought technological and design products to exhibit at the highest international level, occupying the entire trade fair area with over 15,000 square metres of stands. The international rate of the event was very high once more. Over 28% of the companies exhibiting at the trade fair were comprised of foreign companies and, once again, there were over one hundred countries – in addition to Italy – represented by the visiting professionals and buyers registered.
Therefore, SICAM continues to record gradual and constant growth over the years in terms of attendance, and also with regard to the quality and extensiveness of the range of accessories, components, and materials presented. This growth is mainly due to the fact that the sector’s international manufacturers recognise in an increasingly clear-cut manner the role of SICAM in the global trade scene.
“The very enterprises on both the offer and demand sides that come to Pordenone are the true leading players of this success,” according to Carlo Giobbi, the organiser of SICAM. “These companies, the international community of the furniture industry, confirmed once more this year how the event is more and more every year the true occasion when all the players of the furnishing industry come together. It is thanks to their numerous and high-profile participation that we can recognise the success of the event”.
The companies of the components and accessories segment assess their results at the trade fair in terms of business attained and relationships created. The indicator that most certifies the measure in which the industry recognises SICAM’s effectiveness in this direction is the rate of return of exhibiting companies from all over the world. Once more this year, approximately 90% reconfirmed their attendance from the previous edition. This statistic also explains the high rate of international attendance with regard to the visitors.