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Press release n. 6 of the 01/10/2020 9.49.06 ( download )

Rimini, 30th September 2020 . The inauguration was held this morning of the 32nd ENADA, the Italian Exhibition Group expo, realized in collaboration with SAPAR, dedicated to the gaming world, and running until Friday 2nd October at Rimini expo centre.

The conference that inaugurated the expo featured speeches by IEG president Lorenzo Cagnoni, SAPAR president Domenico Distante and the interregional director for Emilia-Romagna and the Marches of the Customs and Monopolies Agency, Franco Letrari. The moderator of the meeting, entitled ´State of Play: let´s start again from ENADA´ was journalist Cesare Trevisani.

Lorenzo Cagnoni emphasized, ´What we see today is an edition of ENADA with dimensions that are certainly less evident, but nevertheless it is sewing a decisive seed for the restart of trade expos, of the market and of Italy. This is an important sign for the entire gaming world, but also for the whole trade fair sector, in which Italian Exhibition Group plays a leading role, without overlooking the opportunities of the digital world, but ensuring the solidity of the live expo format.´

´Gaming is a very important sector´, pointed out Franco Letrari, ´which every year provides the treasury over 11 billion euros and definitely deserves respect. I hope for even greater collaboration in the future between the sector´s companies and the institutions.´

SAPAR president Domenico Distante, after thanking the staff of Italian Exhibition Group ´for the efforts made to realize this edition of ENADA´, also stressed the central role that his association plays every day, alongside the institutions, in fighting illicit gaming. ´We are in partnership with the state in the fight against illegality´, said Distante, while also asking for greater certainties for the sector on behalf of the government and institutions, in particular ´a true nation-wide reorganization.´

The expo showcase in Hall C1, features the participation of a pool of leading companies. Worth highlighting is the expansion of the interactive catalogue, which has become a true portal dedicated to companies and trade members, and an online marketplace that exhibitors can use to contact foreign buyers connected from various countries. Lastly, it must be remembered that, to ensure total safety for visitors and exhibitors, a strict #SAFEBUSINESS protocol is in place.

Organizers: Italian Exhibition Group with the collaboration of SAPAR; Classification: International exhibition; Frequency: annual; Edition: 32nd; entrance: South - trade members only. Payment at entrance. Full price ticket €25. Reduced rate ticket: € 5; Hours: 10:.00 am . 6:00 pm, last day. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Web site:


Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the Screen-based Share Market (MTA) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in Milan and Arezzo. The IEG Group is notable in the organisation of events in five categories: Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality and Lifestyle; Wellness, Sport and Leisure; Green & Technology. In the last few years, IEG started a significant expansion process abroad, also through the conclusion of joint ventures with local operators (for example, in the United States, Arab Emirates and in China). IEG closed the 2019 financial year with consolidated total revenues of € 178.6 million, an EBITDA of € 41.9 million and a consolidated net profit of € 12.6 million. In 2019, IEG totalled 48 organised or hosted fairs and 190 conferences.

This press release contains forecast elements and estimates that reflect the management´s current opinions (´forward-looking statements´), particularly regarding future management performance, realization of investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. For their very nature, forward-looking statements have a component of risk and uncertainty, as they depend on the occurrence of future events. The effective results may differ (even significantly) from those announced, due to numerous factors, including, only by way of example: food service market and tourist flow trends in Italy, gold and jewellery market trends, green economy market trends; the evolution of raw material prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and evolutions in the legislative framework. Moreover, the information contained in this release does not claim to be complete, and has not been verified by independent third parties. Forecasts, estimates and objectives contained herein are based on the information available to the Company as at the date of this release.