Cevisama 2019 opens today in Valencia
From 28th January to 1st February Cevisama will host 793 exhibitors, with manufacturers showing the most innovative designs in the ceramic tile, bathroom and natural stone industries.
Cevisama, the international showcase for ceramic tiles, raw materials and colours, bathroom furnishings and natural stone opens today, 28th January, at Feria Valencia with more products on show. A total of 793 companies (+10% on comparable 2017 edition without the machinery sector) occupy an exhibiting area of more than 120,000 sq.m. Of this number, 542 exhibitors are Spanish companies, whilst 251 are foreign brands (+20%) from 36 countries, especially from the European marketplace, primarily Italy, Portugal, Poland, Turkey and Germany.
Considered to be the fourth best Spanish trade fair in terms of the value it delivers to the trade, the 37th Cevisama has turned the focus of attention onto architecture and interior design and has launched fresh initiatives linked to the contract channel, such as the addition of hall 6, dedicated to this sector.
Cevisama 2019 has also organized a programme of high-level lectures designed to add value and appeal to specifiers. The main attraction will be the Cevisama Lab Architecture Forum, which features masters such as Pritzker Prize winner Jacques Herzog, French architect Dominique Perrault and the Nieto Sobejano studio, amongst others, as well as celebrated interior designers such as Francesc Rifé and Pepe Cortés.
For the second year in a row and with support from trade association Andimac, the fair is hosting Distributor Day and an award ceremony that will recognise the most outstanding companies and businesses. Separately, Cevisama and Ascer have joined forces with the Generalitat Valenciana to create the Ivace Awards for Promoting Tile of Spain, which will pay tribute to the top distributors in the United States of America.
Cevisama 2019 expects almost 100,000 visitors from 65 countries, trying to overtake the figure of last edition when Cevisama achieved record attendance, with more than 94,000 visitors, including 17,000 from outside Spain.