SaMoTer, Italy’s premier international construction and logistics trade show, has been moved from March to May, a victim to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
Organisers for the event, held every three years in Verona, northern Italy, issued a notice that this year’s show has moved to May 16-20.
“The board of directors of Veronafiere SpA met today and acknowledged the impossibility of ensuring proper timing for set-up, dismantling and logistics operations for the upcoming trade fair events.”
The notice said that “the two events held in conjunction with SaMoTer will also share the same date: Asphaltica, the road infrastructure event, and LetExpo, the sustainable logistics trade fair”.
More information is available at www.samoter.it/en
This year’s event takes place as Italy’s construction sector continues to grow. Construction investment in Italy will grow between 2020-2021, albeit at a slower pace than 2019, according updated estimates released by the SaMoTer-Prometeia Outlook last month.
Overall investment in Italy in 2018 came to more than €139 billion and current forecasts for 2019 as a whole suggest a further increase of 3.3%, worth around about €4.5 billion. These figures also are likely to improve over the next two years, with expected growth of €2.5 billion in 2020 (+1.8%) and €2.4 billion in 2021 (+1.7%).