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The conference speakers, from left: Fabio Poma /Presidente Ascom, Davide Lenarduzzi /M.D. Promoberg, Thomas Rosolia/ M.D. Koelnmesse Italy, Luciano Patelli /President Promoberg and Oscar Fusini / General Manager Ascom. Photo Datalignum
The conference speakers, from left: Fabio Poma /Presidente Ascom, Davide Lenarduzzi /M.D. Promoberg, Thomas Rosolia/ M.D. Koelnmesse Italy, Luciano Patelli /President Promoberg and Oscar Fusini / General Manager Ascom. Photo Datalignum

05 May 2023


The Cologne exhibition center in the heart of Europe occupies the third largest exhibition center in Germany and, with almost 400,000 square meters of halls and outdoor spaces, ranks among the top ten worldwide. every year, Koelnmesse organizes and runs around 80 trade fairs, hosted events and corporate events in Cologne and in the most important markets around the world. Its portfolio attracts over 54,000 exhibiting companies from 122 countries and around three million visitors from over 200 countries.

After the difficult period marked by the pandemic, Koelnmesse has managed to restart successfully and with renewed impetus, making its own themes such as digital transformation and responsibility towards environmental issues, which are among the values at the base of the ambitious development projects for the future. Koelnmesse is an international leader in the organization of trade fairs in the hardware and do-it-yourself sector.
EISENWARENMESSE, the International Hardware Exhibition, is the fair no. 1 of the sector globally and held in Cologne, as well as Asia-Pacific Sourcing which presents products, news and trends of the garden and housewares sector from the Far East. Koelnmesse is also expanding its international portfolio in important markets: China International Hardware Show in Shanghai, International Hardware Fair Italy in Bergamo and International Hardware Fair India in New Delhi are reference events for the national market with international participation. They provide exhibitors and visitors with new international business opportunities by bringing together the demand and supply of the industry in a targeted manner.

The first edition of the International Hardware Fair Italy will be held on 5 and 6 May 2023 at the Bergamo Fair. Organized by Koelnmesse Italia on the model of EISENWARENMESSE, International Hardware Italy, a few weeks after its debut, it already has over 270 confirmed exhibitors, a result that suggests that the two pavilions that will host the show will be sold out. The participation of exhibitors from abroad is also very interesting, including group and individual exhibitors, arriving from 19 countries: Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Holland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, India, Taiwan, China and the United States. International Hardware Fair Italy, therefore, hosts the entire world of hardware, construction, DIY, outdoor and gardening, as well as safety, paints and colors, electricity and industrial supplies.
The strong synergy with EISENWARENMESSE, the largest trade fair in the world, which inspired the Italian format, is the basis of the immediate success of the new event, both in Italy and in Europe, which aspires to become the new " Italian house of hardware, complementary to EISENWARENMESSE, in odd years. “We have been collecting precise signals from the Italian and European markets for some time to organize an event dedicated to the world of hardware, construction and DIY which is not yet present in Italy”, commented Thomas Rosolia, Managing Director of the Italian branch of Koelnmesse.
“We have therefore chosen to take the field and put all our experience as trade fair organizers into a review that meets the real needs of the technical sector. Also thanks to the strong support of the numerous European and Italian associations, we will continue on the path taken so that International Hardware Fair Italy establishes itself as the ideal platform for the most representative hardware, DIY, garden & outdoor and building sector in Italy for the European market", added Rosolia.

For more information contact Mrs Alessandra Fraschini, Communication Manager:

Viale Sarca 336/F
Edificio 16
I-20126 MILANO / Italy
Tel. +39 02 86961343