Tuesday, 05 February 2019
ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES SPECIAL MAINTENANCE FOR RIMINI EXPO CENTRE´S CAR PARKS
The work will allow to park
even in the event of exceptionally bad weather
and will be completed within 2019
Today the Board of Directors of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) approved an investment of 4.2 million euros on Rimini expo centre to take action to ensure the complete usability of all the centre´s car parks. The aim is to achieve the highest standards in the entire area, in order to ensure car parking even in exceptionally bad weather, such as that which occurred during the last edition of the SIGEP expo.
The Rimini expo hub currently has parking space for 11,000 cars: 2,650 parking spaces in the South area, 3,350 in the East and 5,000 in the West, with charging columns for electric vehicles. All the parking spaces are equipped with motorhome facilities.
In the two South car parks, which occupy an area of approximately 60,000 square metres, IEG will take definitive action, completing the car parks with a drainage substrate, planting trees, increasing illumination and adding charging columns for electric vehicles.
In the EAST and WEST car parks, in an area of approximately 135,000 square metres, the work will take the form of special maintenance, to ensure that it is possible to park even in very critical weather conditions. The work will also be preparatory to the realization of green parks that will surround the expo centre with the extension project already deposited by IEG with the Municipal Administration.
The work approved today by IEG will be carried out within 2019, therefore in time for SIGEP 2020.
The investment is part of the systematic modernization program of one of Europe´s most functional expo venues, inaugurated in 2001 in an overall area of 460,000 square metres, and extended in 2017 to reach 189,000 square metres of buildings (129,000 square metres for exhibiting and 60,000 square metres dedicated to services, with a unique expo:service space ratio on the international scenario).
Focus on Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The IEG Group stands out for the organization of events in five categories: Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality & Lifestyle; Wellness & Leisure; Green & Technology. In recent years, IEG has launched an important process of foreign expansion, also by means of joint ventures inked with local players (e.g. in the United States, Arab Emirates and China). IEG ended the 2017 financial year with a total consolidated turnover of 130.7 million euros, an EBITDA of 23.2 million and a net consolidated result of 9.2 million euros. In 2017, IEG hosted an overall total of 50 exhibitions organized or hosted and 206 conferences events in its Rimini and Vicenza expo and conference venues. www.iegexpo.it