SaMoTer, the triennial international construction machinery exhibition in Verona, Italy has been postponed to 2023, with the organiser Veronafiere saying the prevailing Covid-19 situation made the decisoin “inevitable”.
The exhibition’s 2020 editions had previously been moved to March 3-7 this year because of the Covid-19 emergency, and Veronafiere has now said that this is a “further and definitive change of date compared to the initial hypothesis”, and that it will “welcome companies and sector operators once again in March 2023”. This year, thouigh, there will be a ‘run-up’ event in autumn, the organiser added.
Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere, said: “This was an inevitable yet carefully analysed and widely shared decision. The scenario associated with the pandemic is still very uncertain. Consequently, in agreement with manufacturers and sector associations, we have identified a new positioning in line with the needs of this industry as well as the calendar of other specialised trade fairs in Europe. At the same time, we are well aware of the importance for companies of having live occasions for presenting their latest developments to the Italian market. We have therefore decided to organise a dynamic new ‘run-up’ event in Autumn 2021.”
The format of the ‘run-up’ will be a demo event held in a quarry, with construction machinery and equipment operating ‘live’ from September 30 to October 2. The event is scheduled on the same dates as Marmomac, the most important trade fair in the world specifically for the entire natural stone supply and value chain and will offer the opportunity to create important synergies between sectors, said Veronafiere.