Xylexpo 2022, the biennial exhibition of processing technologies for wood and components for the furniture industry, is set to return from 12-15 Oct 2022 in the fieramilano-Rho expo center, according to a press conference held by organisers behind Xylexpo and BI-MU. The exhibition will run concurrently with 33.BI-MU, an exhibition that covers machine tools, robotics and automation, additive manufacturing, digital and auxiliary technologies.
The 2022 edition will cover topics on digitisation and sustainability, with a strong focus on the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. The two exhibitions will be held virtually as well, through a dedicated platform that will further extend Xylexpo and BI-MU’s geographical and time boundaries.
Luigi De Vito, president of Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery and tools association behind Xylexpo, commented: “Technologies for the wood and furniture industry are experiencing an extremely positive season. If the figures relating to the first part of the year are confirmed in the coming months, it is reasonable to believe that in 2022 the world of Italian technologies for wood-furniture will record a double-digit growth in production, approaching the threshold of €3 billion, two of which from export.
“Such trend will be reflected in Xylexpo that, once again, will be a great international showcase of innovation, the world reference in even-numbered years, a not-to-be-missed event not only because it takes place in the Italian market, highly attractive both in terms of quantity and quality of demand, but because it has always been a key meeting point for industry operators from all over the world.”
Xylexpo will also be renewing the appointment with “XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards”, which will reward the Green Award for the commitment to sustainable business, the Digital Award for the development of digital solutions and structures, and the Design Award for the best technologies for the production of furniture with a special design content.
The biennial exhibition will also dedicate three exhibition days to as many topics of woodworking, through events and technological routes that will put specific segments of the production process under the spotlight. On 12 Oct, the topic will be panel processing, 13 Oct will be dedicated to surface finishing, and 14 Oct on processes from sawmill to semi-finished material production.