31. BI-MU/great success in the collection of applications 4 months before the event

Press Release  2.7.2018.

From 9th to 13th October 2018, fieramilano Rho will host the 31st edition of BI-MU, the most important
Italian exhibition dedicated to the industry manufacturing metal forming and metal cutting machine tools,
robots, automation systems and to digital manufacturing, auxiliary and enabling technologies. It is the
only trade show of the sector having a real international character, the first one opening to the world of
connectivity for the industry, presenting a special focus on the Internet of Things, big data, cyber security,
cloud computing, augmented reality, system integrators, additive manufacturing, vision e systems controls.
Four months before the event, over 850 enterprises have already registered as exhibitors, i.e. 19% more
compared with the same period for the last edition of BI-MU (June 2016). Of these 850 companies, 343 are
from abroad, coming from 24 different countries. These are very positive figures for an exhibition getting
ready to welcome over 70,000 visitors from Italy and overseas.
Even the total booked exhibit area has been increasing: to date, it is 12% more than in June 2016. A quite
remarkable growth following the trend of the Italian market that has reached the top of the consumption
The most significant figure concerns the applications of new exhibitors representing 27% of the total.
These figures prove that a challenge was won by the organisers: they have expanded the exhibition’s
technological index of products, “opening” to the world of digital manufacturing and of enabling
technologies, as well as to that of consulting, thus understanding and meeting the interest of the new
players of the manufacturing industry and not only, who have really given a positive feedback.
The new interpretation of the trade show greatly appealed to enterprises belonging to sectors traditionally
exhibiting at the fair, as well as to new sectors, such as that of IOT, shown in the FABBRICAFUTURA area
and that of consulting, present in the BOX CONSULTING area. Sponsored by SIRI (Italian
Robotics and Automation Association), we will also find ROBOT-PLANET, an innovation area focused on
industrial and collaborative robots, integrators and automation systems. Among the novelties, there will
also be BI-MU STARTUPPER, dedicated to young innovators and to new enterprises involved in the
development of products and projects related to the world of metal manufacturing and processing
systems. BI-MU STARTUPPER will enable BI-MU to turn into a comparison field between established
industrial models and new business visions.
In addition to these areas, there will be the following ones: ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES CLUB, developed by
systems and components for mechanical and fluid-dynamic power transmission; FOCUS MECHATRONICS,
organised in cooperation with AIdAM (Italian Association of Automation and Mechatronics) and IMVG
(Italian Machine Vision Group); THE WORLD OF SURFACE’S FINISHING, sponsored by ANVER, Italian
Association of Industrial Coaters, dedicated to the most qualified offering of machines and systems for
surface finish and treatment.
For the first time in its long tradition of B2B trade show, BI-MU will combine the exhibition with a cultural,
thematic dimension, developed not only through the “classic” conference programme, but also
thanks to a rich agenda of side events that will enliven BI-MUpiù.
As a real arena set up in Hall 13 of the Exhibition, throughout the trade show, BI-MUpiù will propose:
meetings, one-to-one discussions, performances and insights offered by the organisers and by the
exhibitors. Besides the cultural insight events (one every day) arranged by Exhibition Organisers in the BIMUpiù area that will welcome up to 100 people, exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their best
product offering in 20 minutes’ time.
BI-MUpiù will be able to attract the interest of the operators visiting the fair by a proposal of: special
initiatives; in-depth discussions on specific topics related to the world of the manufacturing industry; “ad
hoc” meetings to encourage know-how sharing; presence of authoritative exponents belonging to the
industry, together with the events, in which the exhibitors will be the key players, thus having a special
stage at their disposal to present their novelties. The calendar of events, which to date includes over 40
appointments, will be available starting from September.
As of July 2018, it will be possible to pre-register online, which, besides permanent, free admission to
the exhibition, offers a lot of discounts and special rates at partner hotels, restaurants and shops, all
of them specified on www.golden-card.it.
Furthermore, this year, thanks to the agreement with MilanoCard Group, Golden Card holders can buy
special MilanoCards, created ad hoc to offer unlimited access to public transport, including the Rho-Fiera
connections (twice a day), as well as discounts and special conditions for restaurants, services and
admission tickets to museums and monuments. Two MilanoCard versions are available for Golden Card
holders. Prices and details will soon be available on www.golden-card.it.

Cinisello Balsamo, 2
nd July 2018
Claudia Mastrogiuseppe, External Relations and Press Office Manager, +390226255.299, +393482618701 press@ucimu.it
Massimo Civello, External Relations and Press Office +390226255.266, +393487812176 press2@ucimu.it
Raffaella Antinori, Technical Press Office, +390226 255.244, technical.press@ucimu.it


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Index of products

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The official catalogues of 31.BI-MU / SFORTEC INDUSTRY are available.
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