Spanish companies will travel to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Now in its 38th year, the annual exhibition celebrates standout furnishings, surfaces, advancements and trends in the bathroom sector.
This year, 84 companies belonging to The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) will present their latest ceramic offerings during the weeklong show that takes place from September 27th to October 1st. This extraordinary representation of companies reflects the Spanish ceramic sector’s commitment to their national and international audience as well as a return to pre-COVID 19 production levels.
During the 2021 edition, CERSAIE has confirmed the participation of more than 800 companies from 26 different countries, with Spain sending the second largest group of exhibitors, behind Italy. Throughout the week, more than 112,000 attendees are expected to traverse the exhibit space in-person, with a digital experience of post-show activities to follow.
For the 2021 edition of the show, ASCER has developed an interactive micro-website, http://tileofspain-cersaie.com/, where visitors can browse the directory of exhibiting Spanish companies, review booth locations, explore product details and access company contact information. Attendees and tile connoisseurs unable to attend the show can stay connected with Spanish companies throughout the week on Instagram via @tileofspain and under the hashtags #TileofSpainIsBack and #TileofSpainAtCersaie.
Current State of the Industry
During the first half of 2021, the Spanish tile industry has experienced a 35.7% increase in exports compared to this time in 2020 with sales made to 183 countries worldwide. 48% of exports occurred in European countries. Particularly noteworthy is exports to the U.S. which ranks second on the list of Tile of Spain’s export markets accounting for 34% of this year’s current sales.