MECSPE is getting ready for the 2020 edition

Virtual or on-site business opportunities at Fiere di Parma,
from 29 to 31 October. An exhibition about state-of-the-art technologies
and the best solutions for a limitless factory.
Thousands of visitors have already booked their ticket

Work and factory are becoming more and more digital. Recently, the forced acceleration of organisational models has changed the way many companies work. Digital talks, webinars, presentations on new online platforms are essential to keep up-to-date and create business opportunities. But most of all, over the last few months, we realised how important it is to invest in new technologies to keep the production process going even remotely. According to MECSPE Observatory, 6 out of 10 companies that have been investing in new technologies adapted very well to this situation in the second 2020 quarter. That’s why almost half of the companies have decided to keep investing up to 10% of their turnover in innovation by the end of the year. Moreover, 17% of the interviewed people are even daring to invest between 11% and 20%.

[su_box title=”MECSPE Halls” box_color=”#89b9de”]Machineries and Tools – machine tools, tools and equipment; Digital Factory – information technology for the management of a smart factory; Motek Italy – factory automation; Power Drive – Systems – Components – Mechatronics; Control Italy – metrology and quality control; Logistics – systems for the management of logistics, machines and equipment; Mechanical Subcontracting – outsourced industrial manufacturing; Electronic Subcontracting – design, electronic processing, components and accessories; Eurodies, subcontracting of plastics, rubber and composite – moulds and moulding; processing of rubber and composite plastics; Additive Manufacturing – rapid prototyping and 3D printing; Treatments and Finishes – machines and systems for surface treatment and finishing; Non-ferrous materials and alloys – aluminium, titanium, magnesium, light alloys.
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Limitless Factory

Now more than ever, the world needs a LIMITLESS FACTORY. MECSPE – Italy’s main trade fair organised by Senaf dedicated to state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies – has chosen this name to describe the next edition of the exhibition (Fiere di Parma, 29 to 31 October 2020). A three-day event packed with demos, interaction, and experiences to show the new concept of human-scale factory. A factory that becomes more attractive and competitive by applying innovative solutions and digital tools that go beyond barriers. These processes embody the principles of Industry 4.0, a market that in Italy alone was worth € 3.9 billion in 2019, meaning +22% compared to the previous year and almost tripled in 4 years1.

In line with this trend, the MECSPE 2020 schedule will combine on-site events (with over 1,300 companies) with a digital offering. Full safety will be guaranteed without disregarding any business or networking opportunity.

Speaking about Safety

This year’s event will have a new area – Piazza della Sicurezza Industriale (Industrial Safety Square) – organised in collaboration with the AMBIENTE LAVORO exhibition. The focus of this area will be on occupational safety and manufacturing industry. Workshops, educational meetings and presentations will dig deep into the risks – even those related to the Covid-19 emergency – that workers in the supply chain encounter and how to prevent them.

Let’s make room for the youngsters with the Startup Factory. This area has been organised in collaboration with Gellify, an innovation platform that gives many startuppers the opportunity to present themselves and promote their competitiveness to a wide audience from the manufacturing industry. Even this year, awards will be given to the best ideas and solutions. For the fifth year in a row, Automazione Integrata magazine, in collaboration with Gellify, has organised the Solution Award dedicated to companies, start-ups, universities, research centres, spin-offs (single or in a consortium), technology providers, system integrators and/or end-users who hold an innovative application. This year, the contest will involve both the robotics and automation industries.

The trade fair will also focus on sustainability, an important aspect for market recovery. In this regard, the Eco-friendly Journey is a virtual and real path between MECSPE exhibitors, who have adopted an environmentally sustainable policy. With the “Blue is the new green” project within the Design area, Materioteca® will show how companies draw inspiration from nature, transforming every process residue into raw materials for another process. This area will focus on circular and biobased economy and all the technologies and systems that promote functionality.


Simulation Summit – organised in collaboration with E-FEM – is one of the many conferences included in this three-day event. It’s Italy’s first independent conference dedicated to CAE (Computer-aided engineering) simulation within the industrial sector and is addressed to CAE users, engineers, mechanics, and market players and stakeholders. The aim is to promote a conscious and effective use of simulation in product development, focusing on future challenges.

The Associations

The trade fair will also be attended by Associations from all over Italy that will help organise initiatives and themed areas. A long-standing collaboration based on sharing the same values and aiming at improving Italy’s innovative and entrepreneurial skills. The Confartigianato Village, CNA (the Italian confederation of craft trades and small- and medium-sized enterprises), Confindustria Cuneo, Collettiva APITORINO (an association that gathers small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Turin area) and Collettiva APIBRESCIA (association of entrepreneurs representing small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Brescia area) have joined forces to create development opportunities for the companies attending the event in person. With only one week to go, the requests for visiting MECSPE have been thousands. An important demonstration of the desire to get back to normality as soon as possible.

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