Host trade show venue Fiera Milano has streamlined access to credit for exhibiting companies by supporting investment financing.
In order to provide tangible support to SMEs and facilitate their participation in the event, agreements have been signed with various credit institutions, including Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Banco BPM and Intesa Sanpaolo and finance company BCC Lease (Gruppo Bancario Cooperativo Iccrea), while others are currently being finalised.
In addition, companies will also receive support during the preliminary phase, and Fiera Milano will fully or partially refund interest accrued on loans.
Exhibitors should have access to credit contributions from Italian credit export agency Sace Simest to participate in trade fairs and exhibitions in the country.
The next edition of Host is scheduled to take place in Milan on 22-26 October. It will be co-located with food show Tuttofood and feature the international coffee salon, Sic.
Major brands already signed up to exhibit include Epta, Unox, Angelo Po, The Middleby Group, Hobart, Tagliavin, Zanolli, Italforni, Imperia Monferrina, F.lli Cuppone, Wiesheu, Atollspead, Salva, Schneider, Pregel, Isa, Cesarin, Bravo, Selmi, Valmar Global, Tefcold, Gruppo Cimbali, Nuova Simonelli, Astoria, Wega, Groupe SEB, Zummo, Kimbo, Le Piantagioni del Caffè, Ima Group, Jiulius Meinl, Probat-Werke, Wuesthof, Steelite, Sambonet, Eme Posaterie, Rcr Cristalleria and Tognana Porcellane.
Host will once again run its Smart Label innovation award for cutting edge foodservice technology, open for any of its exhibitors to enter.
This edition of the show will for the first time include the Fiera Milano Platform, which will feature a detailed digital map of the event, and allow remote event access and real-time direct negotiations.
HostMilano welcomes approximately 2,200 exhibitors from 55 countries and more than 200,000 visitors, 40% of whom international, at each edition.