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|Società per Azioni|
|Industry||Trade fair and exhibition organiser|
|Founded||Milan, Italy October 1, 2000|
|Headquarters||Piazzale Carlo Magno 1 - 20149,|
|Revenue||€248.358 million (2010)|
|€2.074 million (2010)|
Number of employees
|740 (June 2011)|
Fieramilano is a fairground and exhibition facility in Rho, Italy near Milan. It is operated by Fiera Milano SpA and is part of the larger Fiera di Milano - consisting of two sites: Fieramilano (located on the border of the municipalities of Rho and Pero ) and Fieramilanocity (located in the Portello district of the municipality of Milan). Covering 753,000 m² of total surface, it is the largest exhibition center in Europe. The facility includes Area Expo - Experience, an exhibition and performance venue.
The company started operation on 1 October 2000 and has been listed on Borsa Italiana (STAR segment) since 12 December 2002.
Fiera Milano mainly operates in the fields of management and organisation of exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences. It hosts about seventy shows (of which about one third directly organized) and 30,000 exhibitors every year.
Most notably, Fiera Milano owns and manages important infrastructures in Milan: Fieramilanocity, MiCo and Fieramilano, the latter being one of the biggest fairground in the world.
The first fair ground in Milan was opened in 1906, as the area of a World's fair, and in time for the opening of the Simplon Tunnel. The fairground at that time extended over the current area and the nearby Sempione Park.
In 1923 the fairground, at that time Fiera Campionaria, was moved permanently in the historical zone, of which Fieramilanocity now occupies a part. Western wing opened in 1997, in place of the old Alfa Romeo factory at Portello.
Since 2000, the infrastructure is managed by the new company Fiera Milano SpA and in 2005 the new Fieramilano opened in Rho. The old fairground in Milan was partially dismantled between 2007 and 2008.
|Address||Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 - 20017|
|• Total space||405,000 m2 (4,360,000 sq ft)|
|• Exhibit hall floor||345,000 m2 (3,710,000 sq ft)|
Among the most prominent events held in the fairground of Fiera Milano are the annual Salone del Mobile, Milan Furniture and Craft Fair; Miart (International Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Art), EICMA, Milan Motorcycle Show; SMAU computer expo; BIT, the International Tourism Exchange; BIMEC, Biennial for mechatronics, and EMO, Machine Tool World Expo.
Opened in 2005 with an investment of €755 million, the complex designed by architect Massimiliano Fuksas includes eight pavilions for a total of 345,000 m2 (3,710,000 sq ft) of gross covered exhibition space and 60,000 m2 (650,000 sq ft) of outdoor space, making it one of the largest centers in the world.
|• Exhibit hall floor||43,000 m2 (460,000 sq ft)|
Fieramilanocity is Milan's old trade fair, located near the city center. The current area is only a part of the historic fairground, since a big portion has been dismantled between 2007 and 2008 to make room for the new CityLife residential and business district. The area is served by Milan Metro and by the suburban railway.
Even though the big part of the fairground has been moved to Rho, FieraMilanoCity continues to host smaller exhibitions with more limited logistical requirements, in addition to events that cannot be held outside the city.
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