The event, which will be held in attendance, is one the entire industry is eagerly looking forward to. First because IVS is back after three years from the last edition, following the postponement due to the Covid-19 emergency. Besides, it is one of the first international trade fairs in the industry to be held regularly in 2022. The centrality of the Summit for the sector is demonstrated by the interest shown by international companies and exhibitors, with an expected record number of registrations.
To meet the growing demand for exhibition spaces, the fair organisers will create an additional pavilion expanding the area of the halls by a further 5,000 square metres. The Summit’s space will thus grow to reaching a record 18,000 square metres in total.
The expansion will make it possible to exceed the 250 stands of the third edition of the fair in 2019, attended by almost 11 thousand visitors. The number of visitors is 35% higher than the 8,000 registered for the 2017 edition and tripled compared to the 3,500 visitors registered in 2015, the début year for an exhibition that is rooted in the territory but with a powerful global scope and vocation.
«IVS is an event for the recovery of the Italian and European industrial valve industry» says Paolo Piantoni, General Manager of Confindustria Bergamo. «A point of reference for operators worldwide, in a sector that is experiencing moments of profound change and new challenges related to the energy and industrial transition. It is the result of important work in terms of organisation, networking of operators, and content production under the direction of Confindustria Bergamo, that has allowed a constant presence in the market even during the critical phases of the pandemic».
Fabio Sannino, chairman of Promoberg, explains that «IVS is the most international event in the Promoberg calendar and attracts many foreign companies and operators to the Fair, often with a very significant economic profile and company size. Therefore, after the two years of great difficulties caused by the pandemic that, as we know, have often led to the need to suspend trade fair activities, IVS is a very important breath of fresh air for the restart of Promoberg’s activities at full speed. Thanks to this event, the Bergamo Trade Fair Centre will welcome many trade operators to our city and arriving from all over the world, with wide-ranging and positive repercussions for both our economy and our region. The benefits that such an event brings to the promotion of the image of Bergamo and its province at an international tourism level are significant. The fair offers the opportunity to enhance, develop and consolidate the collaboration and networking between local and foreign companies, with great benefit for the entire industry. Promoberg, with the return of IVS, is confirmed as a driving force for economic development and visibility of Bergamo worldwide».
The opening of the IVS registrations comes at a time when the global epidemiological situation is experiencing a phase of progressive improvement, and this generates confidence in the reduction of restrictions and conveys more security on the possibility of resuming travel. The order of the Ministry of Health abolishing the compulsory quarantine for non-EU arrivals is a reassuring sign for those foreign guests expected to reach Bergamo during the summit.