A total of 18,450 visitors flocked through the gates of last week’s Vitrum 2015 trade show.

Over the four days, the fair it attracted a high calibre of visitors comprised of 9,032 Italian and 9,418 international industry specialists and buyers.

The 19th edition of the international trade show dedicated to machinery, equipment and special products for mostly the flat glass processing industry, concluded last week at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition hall, Milan, Italy.

The numbers speak of a show consistent with the previous edition, said Renata Gaffo, Director of Vitrum: “The recently-concluded edition of Vitrum upheld the same levels as Vitrum 2013 - in terms of number of exhibitors, net exhibit space and even visitors, slightly fewer but of the same magnitude.

“In recent years the market has produced a kind of ‘natural selection’, favouring those businesses that invested heavily in innovation.

“Vitrum 2015 drew highly-qualified business contacts to exhibitors’ stands and corroborated signs of a slight market upturn.

“Vitrum is known as an extremely technical event focused on the most innovative aspects of the glass processing industry – a specific emphasis that makes it popular with exhibitors and visitors”.

Vitrum 2015 fast facts:

- Net exhibit surface area: 19,723m2

- Number of exhibitors: 347

- Foreign visitors: 9418

- Italian visitors: 9032

- Total visitors: 18450