Home & Lifestyle Furniture Stone Ceramics
Bologna, Italy
23-27 Sep 2024
Edi.Cer. Spa
Bologna Fiera
1 year
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The international ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing event

CERSAIE is the beating heart for the ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishing industry in Italy and it manages to pull exhibitors and buyers not just from Europe, but from all over the world. That’s why this international trade show commands respect and serves as the best source for new design trends and customer preferences. The very first edition was held in 1983 and since then it’s only been growing in size and importance, which makes it a fertile ground to generate sales leads and break into new markets. The exhibition halls carry the entire value chain – sanitary ware, bathroom decor, bathroom furniture and mirrors, bathtubs, ceramic stoves, ceramic tiles, fireplaces, showers, sinks, installation materials and tools, sanitary fittings, saunas, wall radiators and whirlpools. With many people staying indoors due to the pandemic, interest in home remodeling has skyrocketed. This means you’re able to make excellent sales numbers. 


EDI.CER are preparing for the hosting of CERSAIE 2024. The new dates are scheduled between 23.09.2024-27.09.2024. Bologna Fiere will follow all the latest government guidelines regarding the  COVID-19 protective measures. At present, the venue does not feature Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions.


CERSAIE commands a large turnout every single edition, which means you should get your hotel reservation sorted out as soon as possible. At Trade Fair Trips ltd, we work quickly and we work with any budget. You can book hotel rooms at low rates in Bologna, if you want an economy stay. Our database is vast and we can easily find you luxurious suites in the city centre as well. Every hotel we recommend is in the vicinity of Bologna Fiere or well serviced by public transport. We’re experienced when it comes to booking hotel accommodation for exhibitions and can plan your trip in a manner of hours. In addition to hotel services for CERSAIE, you can come to us to book early meeting facilities in your names. Big or small, we always find the best fit. Trade Fair Trips ltd can also reserve a team to build your exhibition booth.

On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

35 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station

By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

5 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station

By public transport
By public transport:

50 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

15 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station


Hotels near CERSAIE

Hotel Stars Distance to fair City Price
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Hotel Bologna Airport 9.8 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro 3.7 Bologna on request Request
BANDB SAN VITALE 2.2 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Aparthotel Sant'Orsola 1.97 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Hotel Del Borgo 9.7 Bologna on request Request
Santo Stefano Apartments 4.09 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Mysuiteshome Apartments 4.34 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Albergo delle Drapperie 4.88 Bologna on request Request
CERSAIE 2024 Bologna Central City Rooms 2.5 Bologna on request Request
Il Giardino in Fiera 2.5 Bologna on request Request

CERSAIE is an annual staple in the event calendar in Bologna, Italy. The international trade show is a natural meeting point for the ceramics industry, which runs every September at Bologna Fiere. EDI.CER is the organiser and mastermind behind the trade show and doors are open to both trade visitors and the general public. Editions last a total of five days. The first two days are professionals only and the remaining three are open to the general public. The working hours are the same for all the days – 09:00 am until 17:00 pm. Commuting to Bologna Fiere shouldn’t be a challenge as the exhibition centre neighbors Bologna Central Station. Your best choice is to catch either bus #35 or bus #38 to get there. An added bonus is that the central station also has good connections to the airport. 

CERSAIE is an engine for the Italian economy, which is why the trade show receive support and attention from the Italian Ministry of Trade. At the same time, you have Asso Piastrelle – Assoc. of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refractories Manufacturers as a chief sponsor for the trade show. It’s no surprise then to learn CERSAIE manages to attract nearly 900 international exhibitors, who in turn draw in a crowd of over 112,000 trade visitors with close to half being foreign nationals. This ensures you have access to regions you’ve never been in contact with before, considering there are 171 countries represented in total. The companies that exhibit mostly specialize in ceramic tiles, but there are also brands for Non-ceramic flooring and wall-covering products, raw materials, equipment for ceramics, bathroom furnishings, materials and tools for installation, showroom displays for ceramic products and Technical magazines and services to companies.


The 2021 edition of CERSAIE occurred between 27.09.2022 and 1.10.2022 at the Bologna Fiere as a face-to-face event. It featured strict COVID-19 prevention measures as part of its show format, including attendants needing to show health certificates, maintain social distance and wear masks. The edition received 623 exhibitors and 62,943 trade visitors.


CERSAIE's 2022 rendition featured more than 90,000 visitors, 624 exhibitors from 27 nations and 458 journalists. This marked a slight return to the event's pre-pandemic attendance levels. The event was held as a live event between the dates 26.09.2022 and 30.09.2022 in Bologna Fiere. The venue did not incorporate Covid-19 safety measures due to Italy lifting its pandemic-related limitations. 


The 2023 edition of CERSAIE was hosted as a live trade fair in Fiera Bologna without implementing Covid-19 safety measures. The 40th rendition featured 633 exhibitors from 27 countries (39% were from abroad) and over 99,000 visitors. The event took place on 145,000 m2. 

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor?

  • Business is the main goal at CERSAIE. You can easily connect with partners and close big deals on a B2B level. At the same time, part of the event is open to end customers, so you can prepare for direct sales and customer feedback. You’ll see what sells and what doesn’t;
  • Architects have a special place at the event. There is a specific zone in CERSAIE, where all the prestigious international architecture firms gather. That zone is Archincont(r)act;
  • One of the most sought-after honor at CERSAIE is being recognized for innovation and creative design through the Honourable Mention of the Compasso d'Oro Award. It’s stiff competition, but so worth it. 

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