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Salone del Mobile celebrated its 51st anniversary this year with 2,700 Italian and foreign exhibitors at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, the SaloneSatellite and the biennial EuroCucina,International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition and the International Bathroom Exhibition.

There were an estimated 331,649 visitors overall, 3.5% up on 2011. 188,579 foreign operators made up 64.5% of the total (+5.9%), plus 103,791 Italian operators, in line with last year’s results.

“These are exceptional results, especially given the prevailing bleak economic climate in the run-up to the Saloni.” said Carlo Guglielmi, president of Salon del Mobile organiser’s, Cosmit.

“However, our minds have been put at rest not just by the figures, but particularly by the level of exhibitor satisfaction at the very real business opportunities and the excellent operator standards. The whole thing has been a tremendous success, not just in quantitative terms.

“The events in the city promoting the culture of living also had a large part to play. Yet again the Saloni have proved themselves not just as a business opportunity but as a vehicle for culture, with culture at the very heart of our city-wide events.”

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