Confindustria Bergamo and Ente Fiera Promoberg have decided to postpone the fourth edition of IVS Industrial Valve Summit, the international fair dedicated to industrial valves and flow control solutions, to 26th and 27h May 2022.
The summit, initially scheduled for 25th and 26h May 2021, will still be held at the Bergamo Fair Centre as originally planned.
The delicate and persisting situation linked to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic prompted the organisers to postpone the exhibition to next year, to protect people’s health and safety as well as to respond to the travel restrictions and to the impact on the global valve industry. The decision has been taken after close and deep consultation with IVS exhibitors, partners and all the players of the industrial valve supply chain.
«We have taken the decision – explains Paolo Piantoni, General Manager of Confindustria Bergamo – in view of the exceptional challenge that the world is facing and of the development of the epidemiological situation. Our priority is to guarantee the availability of Bergamo Fair Centre for the hospital set up to face the coronavirus emergency. In our view it is an essential facility in the service of Bergamo community and shall continue as such for as long as necessary».
Paolo Piantoni emphasises that «the fourth edition of the Industrial Valve Summit will have great symbolic value and will represent a moment of rebirth not only for the exhibition and for the supply chain but also for the entire area of Bergamo, that has been hit so hard by this unexpected and shocking crisis. In perspective of IVS 2022 we will invest in ensuring the growth of the event in terms of exhibitors and visitors. IVS is the most important event of the Bergamo exhibition calendar and is vital to the economic sustainability of the fair organisation».
Fabio Sannino, Chairman of Ente Fiera Promoberg, says: «I endorse the words of Confindustria Bergamo General Manager. To restart in 2022 with a greater international event will be an extraordinary opportunity for our fair and for our city. The summit will relaunch its mission with specialised operators from all over the world and Bergamo will take the spotlight of international markets with its leadership in quality industrial manufacturing».
Industrial Valve Summit will keep in contact with the industrial valve community. The organisers are working to enrich the contents of the IVS 2022 programme of conferences and conventions, and to empower communication efforts. The event will be an opportunity to discuss actual issues and trends and examine strategic developments in the industry.
IVS in numbers
IVS has grown by number of visitors, exhibitors and traffic on communication channels year by year, since its establishment in 2015. The third edition of the summit attracted over 250 companies and almost 11,000 visitors to Bergamo: the growth stood at 36%, compared to the 8,000 accesses recorded in the 2017 edition and tripled compared to the 3,500 accesses of 2015. The visits to the IVS website quadrupled in the months leading up to the last exhibition event.