In September, The Tile Association visited Cersaie to find out more about the Italian tile industry.

Cersaie is the foremost international event for designers of ceramic and other surface coverings and bathroom furnishings.

The exhibition was both interesting and insightful, with more participants than in the previous year, including 634 exhibitors and visitors from 36 countries.

Chairman Paul Luff and CEO Kay Porter met with both ASCER and Confindustria Ceramica, where they discussed the future of the tiling industry. Relations continue to strengthen between the associations, with ASCER showing interest in exhibiting at The Tiling Show, as well as repeating a trade visit to Castellón in June. Moreover, Confindustria Ceramica will invite approximately 20 TTA members for a trade visit to factories in March, as well as encouraging their manufacturer agents to attend The Tiling Show.

TTA attended a press conference on 25th September, which discussed important issues in the tiling industry, including sustainability, new technology, product trends and the future of the tiling sector.

At the press conference, leading industry experts discussed the global market, industry statistics and economic issues faced, sustainability and tile design, format and colour trends.

Thank you to the Confindustria Ceramica team for your efforts in organising our stay in Bologna, which allowed us to visit Cersaie.

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