The 2018 edition of Xylexpo is going to be a milestone in the 50-year success story of the event: the area has been virtually sold out for a few weeks now and, with the addition of a fourth hall, the exhibition will get close to 35 thousand net square meters, a significant progress from 29,189 in the previous edition, when the area expansion amounted to two thousand square meters compared to 2014.

source / Xylexpo.com

So, after many "highs and lows", Xylexpo – the biennial international exhibition of woodworking and furniture industry technology to be held at FieraMilano-Rho from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 May, 2018 – seems to have found its dimension for many reasons: there will be all the big actors of a technological sector that is going through a period of deep transformation. We are referring to “Industry X.0” topics, as well as plenty of concepts and trends related to the new "IoT" space, visions and new manufacturing processes that you will find at Xylexpo more than anywhere else. In recent years, the Milan exhibition has been moving into a clear direction, offering a comprehensive and detailed review of everything that fits into the concept of "high technology" for secondary processing. Such transformation is clearly visible: Xylexpo is increasingly becoming a reference for all segments where "technology turnaround" is very fast, where user requirements are "chasing" the market and urging fast changes in production systems.


It's a bet that 18 thousand unique visitors expected, accounting for more than 44 thousand accesses totally, will consider successful or not. For sure, it is going to be a strongly attractive exhibition, as suggested by preliminary visitor registration figures, indicating a growing trend compared to 2016, when professional visitors were 17,415, 14.2 percent more than two years before, with over five thousand visitors from abroad.

It is worth reminding that entrance is free for those who pre-register on the website xylexpo.com, while those coming without an entrance voucher will have to buy a ticket.

The number of exhibitors is basically unchanged, about 420 companies, as a result of the enduring trend of mergers and acquisitions. The exhibitors catalog (in five languages) has been online on the exhibition website for a while: just click to see who is attending Xylexpo and where their booths are located, combining such information with the upgraded MyMatching app (available on Apple Store and Google Play Store) to organize your visit in advance, giving and taking information from exhibitors, fixing dates and meetings, making the most of each minute spent at Xylexpo 2018.

This year, the organizers have increased their commitment to bring as many international buyers as possible to Milan: the collaboration with Ice-Italian Trade Agency and Fiera Milano will secure the participation of over 300 operators from twenty countries, who will be have the opportunity to "touch" many innovations in the aisles of the fair halls.

For more information, please visit xylexpo.com