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Cersaie 2013: Porcelain, ceramic and everything in between

Despite Italy’s economic crisis, visitors come out in droves to see exhibits

Oct. 21/28 2013; Volume/number 13

By Emily Bowbridge

Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 3.27.50 PMEconomic turmoil and financial uncertainty across much of Italy was of little hindrance to the more than 100,000 attendees who turned out for the 31st edition of Cersaie, the world’s largest exhibition of stone, tile and sanitary wares, along with related technical and retail tools. An average of 20,000 visitors per day over the fair’s five-day period—which opened on a Monday as opposed to the usual Tuesday start—was augmented by an increase in foreign attendees as other parts of the world clawed their way up from the pit of a global economic recession. Continue reading Cersaie 2013: Porcelain, ceramic and everything in between