Milano Unica’s return to an in-person event closes on a positive note
Arrivederci until the next edition
The 33rd edition of Milano Unica closed today on a positive note.
There were 270 exhibitor companies, 46 of which international, an increment of +27% over the past edition of September 2020.
The courage and faith of the exhibitors were rewarded by the presence of a good number of buyers, press and visitors, who thronged the trade show grounds and the stands displaying the new textile and accessories for apparel proposals for Autumn/Winter 2022/23.
“The physical trade show is critical for valorizing our products, which must be touched to be appreciated fully. But what is even more important is the personal relationship, the direct exchange of information and the exchanges of opinion that serve to spark off new projects.”
Alessandro Barberis Canonico, President of Milano Unica, opened the Opening Ceremony of the 33rd edition with these words:
“This is a strong message of faith in the trade show, showing a desire to restart on the part of the companies and confidence in a market comeback,” continued Barberis Canonico, extending sincere thanks to the exhibitor companies and all the professionals and institutions whose contributions made the reopening of the event possible. Special thanks go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and to ITA, the Agency for the promotion of Italian companies overseas and their internationalization, for their precious support of the physical and digital aspects of the trade show.
Some interesting points were raised by the speakers who followed the President on the stage of the Auditorium of Fiera Milano: the Minister of Economic Development, Hon. Giancarlo Giorgetti, Confindustria Delegate for Excellence, Beauty and Taste of Italian Brands, Renzo Rosso, the President of Sistema Moda Italia, Marino Vago, and the President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, Carlo Capasa, preceded by a speech by Claudia D’Arpizio, Senior Partner at Bain & Company, who presented a detailed analysis of the fashion sector following the Covid 19 pandemic.
Starting tomorrow, 8 July 2021, the new edition of e-MilanoUnica Connect will be online: Milano Unica’s marketplace for textiles and accessories for apparel will feature the exhibitor companies’ A/W 2022-23 collections. A tool that lets business activities continue like a trade show beyond the trade show, increasing volumes and maintaining international relations.
Special thanks go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and to ITA, the Agency for the promotion of Italian companies overseas and their internationalization, for their precious support of the physical and digital aspects of the trade show.
The closing press release for the 33rd edition is available here.
Arrivederci until the next edition of Milano Unica.