Xylexpo concludes with more than 11,000 visitors

Xylexpo 2024, SCM’s booth (Image: Xylexpo)

The 28th edition of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking and furniture technology based in Italy, concluded on 24 May with an attendance of 11,288 people, among which 27% came from abroad.

The overseas visitors comprise 70% came from Europe, 18% from Asia, 5% from the Americas and 5% from Africa.

“We must admit we expected lower figures, considering the difficult period for trade fairs, but as it seems, Xylexpo’s long tradition has once again shown its attraction power,” said Dario Corbetta, exhibition director.

“Also, the decision to stay within the standard working days was rewarded and ensured consistent attendance, after the opening day, on all exhibition days.”

According to the organisers, strong attention was given to Industry 5.0 topics, although the still missing definition of implementation rules by the Italian authorities has cancelled the expected boost to orders.

Nevertheless, many of the 270 exhibitors attending, 33% from abroad, reported high-quality contacts and closing several deals during the exhibition. Positive figures were recorded at Xylexpo’s online activity: from 24 Apr-25 May, Xylexpo generated around 58,000 contacts on Facebook, 77,000 on LinkedIn, 145,000 on Instagram, and over 13,000 views on YouTube.

Xylexpo Digital also played its part, offering a collection of contents created for and during the exhibition. The channel attracted more than 3,200 online visitors during the trade fair. Xylexpo Digital contents will remain accessible on-demand to the community.