The latest news from BolognaFiere S.p.A.:
Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. (“IEG”) and BolognaFiere S.p.A. (“BF”), the leading companies in the Italian trade fair and congress market, declare to have signed a non-binding term-sheet (the “Term-Sheet”) with the objective of effecting a merger between IEG and BF on the basis of a merger exchange ratio equal to 1:1 and according to a modality that is yet to be defined by both parties (the “Merger”).
BOLOGNAFIERE’S NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONVENES FOR THE FIRST TIME APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT
Today on 9 July 2020 BolognaFiere S.p.A’s new Board of Directors convened for the first time. The board’s three-year mandate will conclude with the approval of the Budget for the financial year 2022.
Substantial growth concerning all business indicators consolidates the positive trend of the last three-year cycle
The largest European exhibition centres heavily impacted by the crisis are mobilising for a reopening on 1 September 2020 at the latest!
BolognaFiere, Fiera Milano, Italian Exhibition Group (Rimini and Vicenza) and VeronaFiere also join EMECA's appeal to institutions to guarantee the survival of the sector.
The President of BolognaFiere, Gianpiero Calzolari, and the board of directors have agreed to reduce their own salaries by 50% in view of the delicate economic situation that the country is experiencing because of the Covid-19 emergency and the resulting lockdown.
Given the unprecedented health situation the world is currently facing with COVID-19, event organizers BolognaFiere and the Professional Beauty Association have postponed the 18th edition of Cosmoprof North America to September 20th - 22nd, 2020.
BOLOGNAFIERE BRINGS FROWARD THE DATE OF SANA 2020: The international exhibition of natural and organic products is to take place from 3 to 6 September 2020 at the same time as COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA
“Since the beginning of the Coronavirus emergency, the national and international trade fair system has had to make considerable efforts to reposition the events scheduled for these months,” announced Antonio Bruzzone, General Manager of BolognaFiere.
In parallel, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair as well awaits all the professional community in 2021 It is with great sadness that BolognaFiere announces the decision to cancel the 57th Bologna Children’s Book Fair - BCBF. As a consequence, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has either been cancelled.
BOLOGNAFIERE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE EVENTS SCHEDULED DURING THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2020 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEASURES ADOPTED TO COUNTER THE NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
In compliance with the orders and indications from the Italian authorities, beginning with the communications from the Ministry of Health and Minister Roberto Speranza, and the Emilia Romagna Regional Administration, and its President Stefano Bonaccini, the BolognaFiere Group announces the postponement, of a precautionary nature, of the events scheduled during the months of February and March 2020 at the Exhibition Centres in Bologna, Modena and Ferrara.
BolognaFiere, Italy’s leading trade fair organiser in terms of activities in foreign markets, has announced the creation of a new company (a JV) that will operate in China, expanding the range of trade sectors in which the Group is already a key player in the Asian markets.
The great return of METEF, one of the world’s leading trade events for the aluminium industry, in Bologna in 2021 with new projects and important synergies. Veronafiere and BolognaFiere are to create a joint venture (spilt 50:50) for METEF, the international expo focused on technology for the aluminium, foundry castings and innovative metals industry.
2019 has been another year of growth and important development and the positive results of recent years continue: Revenues of over 184 million, +7.5% compared with 2018 and + 46% compared with 2017 Revenues forecast to pass 200 million in 2020
BolognaFiere SpA has renewed its partnership agreement with ADM, the association representing the grocery retail sector, for the organisation of MARCAbyBolognaFiere, the reference fair event for the world of Private Labels, involving the leading groups in Grocery Retail.
President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, visits BolognaFiere. “One of Italy’s most important exhibition centres”
As part of a two-day tour of Emilia, president of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, visited Bologna on Tuesday 19 November. In the afternoon, she spoke at BolognaFiere and received a welcome from its president Gianpiero Calzolari, the deputy mayor of Bologna Marilena Pillati and the president of the Chamber of Commerce Valerio Veronesi, before going on to meet with representatives of economic and productive sectors from the region.
The markets are currently experiencing trends that are stimulating new business opportunities that demand a bespoke occasion for in-depth analysis and discussions for professional operators in the sectors involved.
Le direzioni di sviluppo della Società supportano i risultati della semestrale
From a pool of banks coordinated by Banco BPM €75 million for the BolognaFiere expansion and development plan
The President of BolognaFiere Gianpiero Calzolari and the Central-Northern Corporate Market Manager of Banco BPM Luca Mazzini signed an important transaction involving a €75 million loan to the BolognaFiere Group from a banking pool coordinated by Banco BPM. The financing transaction - lasting 12 years and totalling €75 million - is aimed at supporting the Group’s industrial development plan and in particular the expansion and renovation of the Bologna exhibition centre. The banks that make up the pool are Banco BPM, which acted as Agent Bank and Custodian Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo/Banca IMI, MPS, BPER, Unicredit and BNL.
The significant growth of all indicators and the achievement of €170.8 million of consolidated revenue - up 35.5% compared to €126 million in 2017 - confirm the positive trend of the last three years. These results allowed the General Meeting to approve the dividend distribution.
Investment strategies in Italy and international expansion are the driving force behind the company’s dynamism