Overview

The BolognaFiere Group is a leading company in the exhibition sector, with more than 80 events in Italy and around the world, Italy’s No.1 group in terms of turnover achieved abroad in key markets such as Asia, Russia and North America.

With an important presence in East Asia, BolognaFiere was the first exhibition company to open a branch in China – where it operates through BF China – to create world-class events in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Group also organizes important events in America, Russia and India, and has a significant presence in Europe where in 2018 it acquired Health and Beauty, a Group specialized in the professional beauty sector and in the publishing of trade magazines in France, Germany, Switzerland and in Eastern Europe.

At home in Italy, the Group manages the Bologna Exhibition Centre, one of the most advanced exhibition centres in the world, Modena and Ferrara Exhibition Centres and is an industrial partner of Nuova Fiera del Levante in Bari.

The internationally renowned trade events such as Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Cersaie, the International Book Fair for Children, Eima International and Zoomark International boast a percentage of foreign exhibitors and foreign visitors among the highest in Italy.

With over 2.2 million visitors and more than 25,000 exhibitors, BolognaFiere directly organizes and manages trade shows, and has established itself as Italy’s No.1 company for stand construction services.

Key figures:

75

events in Italy

25

events abroad

25.300

exhibitors

2,2

million visitors

+ 400.000

sqm of gross exhibition area

126

million Euro turnover

Our market is worldwide

The most international fair in Italy

BolognaFiere – the only Italian exhibition company that pursues constant development abroad – with an important presence in various global markets through directly managed events or in partnership with important international event organizers.

International expansion activities aim at extending our exhibition activities in the main markets of the world through a distinctive know-how, in particular, in the sectors of beauty, publishing for children and production industry.

For 52 years, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has been an internationally renowned platform in the cosmetics and beauty sector with a worldwide network of 19 events, including Cosmoprof shows held in Las Vegas as well as Cosmoprof North America, Hong Kong (Cosmoprof Asia) and Mumbai (Cosmoprof India).

Since 2018 the BolognaFiere Group has consolidated its position in Europe by increasing its presence in the field of specialized publishing and the organization of events for the professional beauty sector in Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Slovenia, Macedonia and Slovakia.

Among other events organized abroad: New York Rights Fair, China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, Obuv ‘Mir Kozhi in Moscow, and Zoomark International.

One of the most international exhibition venues

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Children’s Book Fair, Cersaie, Autopromotec, Eima International and Zoomark International are the professional events that bring to Bologna the highest percentage in Italy of foreign exhibitors and/or trade visitors.

60%

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna:
foreign exhibitors

70%

Zoomark International:
foreign exhibitors

92%

Children’s book fair:
foreign exhibitors

27%

Eima International:
foreign exhibitors

30%

Cersaie:
foreign visitors

35%

Autopromotec:
foreign exhibitors

BolognaFiere S.p.A.

Viale della Fiera, 20 40127 Bologna Italy
C.F./P.I. e Reg. Imp. BO 00312600372 - REA BO367296
Share capital € 106.780.000,00 i.v.

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