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Its a few days to the official opening of the 22nd edition of Xylexpo, the big international show in even-numbered years, that comes back as a platform of innovation, research and solutions for woodworking machinery and technology.
A date that, for 42 years, has attracted tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world to Milan; in 2010, there are 652 exhibitors, including 225 from across the border, covering a net exhibition surface of 42,500 square meters. Germany in the front row and - with 70 companies - is the largest National contingent followed by China (21 exhibitors), Taiwan (16), Czech Republic and Spain (11 exhibitors), Austria (11) and so on.
An excellent result in view of the serious crisis that has hit the woodworking technology business, just think that international trade in this industry collapsed by 37.5 percent in 2009. A hurricane that swept the entire woodworking industry and, for Xylexpo, there was the additional problem of another exhibition organized very close, though largely below expectations in terms of results.