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Bologna, Italy
Decoration, Home & Office Design, Furniture, Lighting
Edi.Cer. Spa
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EDI.CER are preparing for the hosting of CERSAIE 2022. The new dates are scheduled for 26.09.2022 and 30.09.2022. Bologna Fiere will work towards a safer concept and will follow all the latest government guidelines on how to ensure the safety of all in attendance. Expect only the best in COVID-19 protective measures. 


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. 


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 in the morning until 17:00 pm in the afternoon. 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. 

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. 

Audience & Statistics 

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.


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. 

Past Editions 

2021 Edition

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 62943 trade visitors.

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How to get to CERSAIE
On foot
On foot:

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – not advisable

Bologna Central Railway Station – 26 mins via Via Ferrarese

By car
By car:

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – 10 mins via Tangenziale nord di Bologna

Bologna Central Railway Station – 8 mins via S.da Statale Porrettana/SS64

By public transport
By public transport:

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – 50 mins via transport 35 and then 944

Bologna Central Railway Station – 13 mins via transports 35 or 39

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