Verona inaugurated 19th Model Expo Italy

Inaugurated today, and closing tomorrow, at Veronafiere Model ExpoItaly, the benchmark event for collectors and devotees of miniature hobbies. Participating are 500 exhibitors in the 5 pavilions divided into 10 thematic areas. The show features 150 events, including competitions, workshops, contests, and shows. More than 100 modeling associations, along with many specialized model shopping companies. With 1.5 million bricks on an exhibition area of 10 thousand square meters, the Brick Arena is a paradise for Lego enthusiasts: 302 exhibitors and about 40 the Lug (Lego user group) bring to the fair, not only reproductions of the most successful subjects of the historic Danish company, but also the most incredible and imaginative constructions.

Science is also the protagonist, thanks to the presence of Comics&Science Basecamp, a large area dedicated to science communication, organized by CNR Edizioni, which offers a series of stories created by the best Italian authors in collaboration with research organizations and institutes. Meanwhile, Veronafiere presented One the Strategic Plan for Development 2024-2026. “Already in its name, One Veronafiere stands as a plan that aims to bring together and systematize all the Group’s industrial assets. Veronafiere has become a real brand for promoting the country system in the global market,” notes Federico Bricolo, president of Veronafiere and a member of the Board of Ufi, the world association of the exhibition industry.

At the end of the period in 2026, the three-year Strategic Plan calls for five new exhibitions in the portfolio, investments of more than €30 million in infrastructure, a 6 % increase in gross margin from ordinary operations (from 41% to 47%), and revenues of €151.8 million (+40% over 2023).

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