Sicam 2016: growing expectations for the next edition
published on: 29 marzo 2016
The general context of the furniture industry has been showing glimpses of interesting prospects for some time now. In addition, the fact that the Pordenone-based International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry already has the same amount of exhibition spaces booked as in the 2015 edition suggests that the companies of the sector have more than valid reasons to look to the upcoming months with optimism. Furthermore, according to the recent “Gauge of companies” by Federlegno Arredo, as many as 48% of the companies interviewed forecast a further increase in sales in 2016, even higher than last year. Above all driven by exports, the recovery of the Italian wood and furniture sector (which is currently worth almost Euro 27 billion, employing more than 360 thousand workers) can therefore be considered reality. This can also be seen in the most recent data produced by FederlegnoArredo, according to which even the domestic market should show positive results. In addition, in a recent Forecast report, CSIL predicted a +1.2% for the domestic market at year end. The numbers were already clear for the foreign markets in 2015: between January and September there was a 6% rise for the entire wood and furniture sector and 6.3% for furniture alone, with the best performances recorded in the United States (+23.5% for the sector as a whole), the United Kingdom (+17.8%), and in China (+9%, but +19% for furniture enterprises), compared to a plunge in the Russian market (-25.8%). The upcoming edition of Sicam will present new important foreign companies and various small to medium-sized Italian enterprises which will further enrichen the trade fair’s exhibition panel, increasingly more complete and representative of the best that the international component and accessories sector had to offer to the market again every year. All of the pavilions of the Pordenone trade fair area will be used for Sicam 2016, which already promises to strengthen and surpass the figures of 2015, when five hundred exhibiting companies represented 33 countries and seventeen thousand individual operators over 6,700 entities, with 29% foreign companies from 96 different countries.
The date is set for SICAM 2016 at Pordenone, from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st October: four days of intense work and developing relations and new business, for a public that is always highly qualified, including buyers, designers, and furniture technicians from all over the world.