All set up for Cevisama 2017


Cevisama, the International Trade Fair for Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, holds its 35 edition at Feria Valencia from 20 to 124th February 2017, hosting the latest in ceramic floor and wall tiles, frits, glazes and colours for ceramic, roof tiles and bricks, materials and tools, natural stone and bathroom equipment.

721 companies from these sectors will be gathering over an exhibition area in excess of 110,000 square metres (8 pavilions), including 511 Spanish companies and 210 foreign brands from a total of 38 countries. The exhibit space supply has increased by 18% respect to 2015, the last comparable year as it did not include machinery either. The progress is the result of a combination of an increase in the offering from the ceramic tile sector and an upswing in the bathroom industry: the fair, infact, has brought leading companies from both sectors that had taken a break from exhibiting back to the show.

Internationalization is one of the big goals for Cevisama 2017, which aims to beat the number of international visitors of the previous edition (14,923) with a new record breaking the barrier of 15,000 foreign professionals.

As well as the ceramic tile and bathroom shows, Feria Valencia is also the setting for two complementary exhibitions: the second edition of Espacio Cocina – SICI, the dedicated contemporary kitchen furniture and accessories show, and the very first PROMAT, the Materials and Technology for Construction and Renovation Trade Fair.

In addition to its offering geared to architecture, renovation and construction, the “See you in Valencia” programme provides a considerable number of parallel events including, most notably, the Architecture and Design Forum, which will host the World's Top Architecture & Design Firms.

Another of the items on the See you in Valencia programme is Trans-hitos, the exhibit arranged jointly by Ascer and the Institute for Ceramic Tile Technology. This year’s exhibit is sub-titled “Inter-actions” and will be showing new uses of ceramic through ground-breaking projects such as the 2D design by Harvard University, based on research into how to place ceramic material so that its thermal performance is the best it can be.

Some pictures from the 2016 edition