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Press release of the 02/10/2020 18.12.29 ( download )


Rimini, 2nd October 2020 . The ´new normal´ was highlighted in Rimini, from September 30th until today, thanks to the 32nd ENADA International Amusement and Gaming Machine Show, which ended just a few hours ago at the Romagna city´s Expo Centre and which signalled the restart of expo activity.

The expo, organized by Italian Exhibition Group in collaboration with SAPAR, even if with smaller numbers and dimensions compared to the normal spring edition, but in line with the dimensions of the autumn edition, managed to achieve the objective of amply satisfying the companies who decided to exhibit and all the industry and trade members who came to Rimini Expo Centre to do business and update on the market situation.

ENADA represented an important boost in the direction of a re-start on the entire gaming world, a breath of energy for the whole sector, with a renewed desire to work as a team on behalf of all the players involved.

The courage, responsibility and resilience of Italian Exhibition Group won, thanks to the strength of the credibility of the top European exhibition organizer for capacity of creating it own events, who, in a very short time, managed to involve a considerable number of companies determined to win the challenge of the re-start thanks also to the #safebusiness by IEG safety protocol, the strict system adopted to ensure safe practical attendance at the venue.

And it was strategic thanks to the participation of a pool of leading companies who believed in the project, including, in alphabetical order: Alberici, Bakoo, Baldazzi Styl Art SpA, Cermel, Change Italia Srl, Elettronica Video Games, Fiam Automazione, Game Solution, Global Starnet, Impronta Designers, IGT International Games Trade SpA, MDS, MGR, Modena Giochi Giuliani, Moviemex 3D, Nazionale Elettronica, Net, Nicematic, Orlando, PGS Italia, Promel, PSM Tech, SDSP, TBM, Vicenza Giochi and White.

An expo with physical attendees, as was said, but also involving new technologies. The futuristic Vision Arena, a true television studio realized in the expo centre´s south foyer, ensured the broadcast in streaming (on the web site and social channels) of the main conference events which have always distinguished ENADA. Particularly worthy of mention were the conference organized by Gioconews on ´The new face of gaming and the new opportunities. What impact have the recent regulations had on the sector . such as the ban on advertising . and what are the consequences of the pandemic and lockdown and the possible new marketing strategies?´ and the meeting organized by the Agimeg agency on the topic ´100 days of lockdown, 100 days of reopening: betting shops, slot machine and bingo halls, what is necessary for the relaunch of activities without the loss of takings or jobs´, as well as the inaugural conference, entitled ´State of play: let´s start again from ENADA´ with the participation of SAPAR and Italy´s Customs and Monopolies Agency.

To facilitate international contacts, IEG also organized an online marketplace for contacting foreign buyers connected from various countries, including: Lithuania, Moldavia, Ukraine, Georgia, France, Great Britain, Belarus.

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.