The 31st edition of SaMoTer and the co-staged 9th edition of Asphaltica will now take place at the Verona Exhibition Centre in Verona, Italy, from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th March 2021.
SaMoTer, the triennial international trade fair dedicated to the world of construction equipment, and Asphaltica, dedicated to the asphalt and road infrastructure supply chain, had twice been scheduled to take place in 2020, only to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The debut at SaMoTer of ICCX Southern Europe, the main prefabricated concrete event for Southern Europe, created in collaboration with ad-media GmbH, is also rescheduled for the new March 2021 show dates.
“As always, we listen to our customers with the intention of safeguarding the sector,” explained Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere (Verona Exhibition Centre).
“Together with all our partners, we identified the beginning of March 2021 as the best time to organise SaMoTer and Asphaltica. Rescheduling these events will ensure broader representativeness in terms of large international groups and sponsors, thereby intercepting the recovery on the market in the wake of resumption by construction sites, not the least thanks to resources made available by the Recovery Fund.”
Mirco Risi, president of Unacea, the Italian Construction Equipment Association, said: “After consulting our membership base through a flash survey, we are convinced that market conditions do not exist in 2020 for an event capable of living up to the expectations characterising SaMoTer. We, therefore, welcome rescheduling the event to March 2021, thereby positioning it in a manner that best exploits the hoped-for growth effects emerging from the expansionary measures announced on European and national scales.”
Michele Turrini, president of the Siteb -Strade Italiane & Bitumi Association, co-organisers of Asphaltica, said: “We agreed with this decision, given the leading role that Asphaltica has always played for all players in the road infrastructure supply chain, stakeholders and the many associate companies that registered for the trade fair again this year.
“We are convinced that the postponement to March next year will enable us to prepare an even more effective and visible event in international terms and thereby re-launch the entire world of road infrastructures.
"As ever, the objective is to promote the opportunities for meetings and comparisons between companies, public administrations and institutions that have always been the heart of the event.”