Xylexpo 2024 to return in May 2024

Xylexpo is traditionally held in May, though the 2022 edition was held in October

The 28th edition of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking and furniture technology based in Milan, Italy, is announced to return from 21-24 May 2024.

“In harmony with all the most important industry players, we have accurately considered all the alternatives and the role of our exhibition as a primary promotion vehicle,” said Luigi de Vito, president of the exhibition and Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers and organiser of Xylexpo.

“This process has led us to identify the time slot from the 21-24 May for Xylexpo 2024, for the first time from Tuesday to Friday, a better fit for the current requirements of exhibitors and visitors, especially our international audience.

According to the organisers of Xylexpo, the exhibition will be held at Fieramilano-Rho in the east side halls, near the underground station and all the highway, railway and airport connections, to simplify the mobility of Italian and international operators who are expected to attend in high numbers.

Prior to COVID-19, Xylexpo has always been held in May. The previous iteration of Xylexpo was held in October 2022, clocking in 16,000 unique visitors over the duration.

In spite of the fall in international visitors due to certain countries like China and Russia closing off borders, Xylexpo 2022 still recorded approximately the same amount of visitors compared to pre-COVID editions.

“We are defining all the details of the new project, even more focused on multimedia, and we are working to bring all industry players to Milan, offering a one-of-a-kind dynamic event, with plenty of initiatives, that can achieve the best results in terms of culture, promotion and business,” concluded de Vito.