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Model Expo

Model Expo

Verona, Italy
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The Latest News Concerning the Event

The 2023 edition of Model Expo Italy Verona will occur as a face-to-face exhibition at Verona Fiere. The event will take place between 04.03.2023 and 05.03.2023. Verona Fiere will not implement stringent coronavirus prevention measures due to the country's government removing the related restrictions, including the travel bans.


In Italy, there’s just one single trade fair for the modelling and hobby industries that is worth your time and that’s Model Expo Italy. The international trade fair has achieved its high status through its embrace of all the latest product categories. The show floor is divided into 7 distinct halls that cover model cars, model aircraft, model railways, static models, model boats, site machinery models and a special area, which showcases slot cars, mini 4 WD and flight simulators. Established in 2005, Model Expo Italy full embraces the past of the games and model world with the inclusion of the Brick Arena, while remaining in step with the new cultures of the industry at Play District, where there are board games and company games, video games and cosplay. The hobby industry has been in a steady upswing as more and more age groups embrace games and models in all their variety, which makes this leading European trade fair a valuable procurement platform.


Model Expo Italy is an annual trade fair scheduled in early spring and editions span the duration of a two-day weekend somewhere in March. Veronafiere performs the double duty as organiser and hosting venue as well. Admission is given to the public and the focus of the fair falls on end consumers. Tentative working hours are from 09:00 am until 19:00 pm, though they may be subject to change, and it’s best to consult with the program for the specific edition. Veronafiere finds itself in a well-connected part of Verona, Italy, which means a healthy number of different public transportation from the Nuova Railway Station to several bus lines. Drivers will be pleased to know that the Verona Sud exit on the Venice-Milan motorway is very close to the exhibition grounds, which makes the commute via car effortless.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • The promise that Model Expo Italy is a growing and evolving trade fair. The embrace of video game and cosplay culture ensures a fresh new audience and the potential to expand beyond your typical buyer personas;
  • Model Expo Italy is not a static marketplace but a living, breathing entity. Programming has over 200 small events planned. Interactivity is one of the key aspects of the far and so is the sharing of professional knowledge through workshops;
  • There’s a focus on modernization as all 7 areas within modelling are populated with smart devices and remote-controlled gadgets like drones, remote controlled cars, submarines and flight simulators.

Audience & Statistics

Exhibitors will be quite satisfied with the attendance numbers at Model Expo Italy. Last edition saw the participation of more than 500 exhibitors, who were competing for the attention of some 70,000 international visitors. This ensures steady flow of potential buyers past your booth and the easy organisation by theme further screens foot traffic and delivers targeted leads your way. Model Expo Italy is predominantly for the Italian game and hobby industry and these are the brands that dominate the exhibition space. The very same can be said about visitors – the local communities across all interests and mediums take their times in surveying the market and making purchases. The rest are mostly from Europe and a small portion from as far as Central Asia and the USA. There are modelers, collectors, product designers, gamers, families with children and even those involved in e-sports thanks to the brand new launch of the E-Sports Area.


You’ve seen the numbers so it’s not surprising to expect a sharp intake in requests for hotel rooms in Verona and that’s where Trade Fair Trips ltd comes in. We get your hotel booking online for Model Expo Italy with one phone consultation and save you a lot on accommodation expenses. Our database features hotels, guesthouses and apartments in Verona at every price point and it’s easy to book hotels close to Veronafiere. Trade Fair Trips ltd understand how valuable the right location is, which is why we always aim to position you around bus stops and stations for an easy commute during the fair. Trade Fair Trips ltd also has the capability to reserve meeting facilities ahead of time and see through the construction of your fair booth at every step.

Past Editions


Model Expo Italy Verona took place between 4.09.2021 and 05.09.2021 at Verona Fiere. The edition took place as a face-to-face exhibition with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place. This included attendees needing to show valid health certificates. The edition featured around 100 exhibitors. 


Model Expo Italy Verona 2022, held between May 5th and May 7th, 2022, was the second edition to take place during the pandemic. It was hosted in the Verona Fiera and featured 60,000 m2 of event space distributed among 5 pavilions. Over 400 exhibiting companies displayed their products, including 80 associations.

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How to get to Model Expo
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Verona Airport

35 minutes when travelling from Verona Porta Nuova Station

By car
By car:

15 minutes when travelling from Verona Airport

5 minutes when travelling from Verona Porta Nuova Station

By public transport
By public transport:

50 minutes when travelling from Verona Airport

10 minutes when travelling from Verona Porta Nuova Station

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