The 22nd edition of MECSPE achieved record numbers: 66,906 visitors, 92,000 square meters of exhibition space and 2,073 attending companies. The fair has scored its best results ever.
From March 6 to 8, Bologna was the hub of innovation in the manufacturing sector, with a programme rich in 72 conferences and 18 special initiatives.
A must for those who visited the trade fair was Tecniche Nuove Media booth, with a rich schedule of events and initiatives.
Here are the highlights of the three-day exhibition at Tecniche Nuove Media booth where specialized magazines, technical manuals, workshops and people were the protagonists:

The three-day MECSPE 2024 exhibition at Tecniche Nuove Media booth.

During the three days of the exhibition, the booth attracted many people, including many young people, very interested and willing to be inspired, who attended workshops and hands-on demonstrations on how to use the technology. Professionals and students had the opportunity to attend workshops, panels and interviews. Here are just some of the topics covered: 3D printing, additives, recovery of raw materials from WEEE, Arduino and Python.
Undisputed star of the days was STEM influencer Greta Galli, who taught courses on 3D printing, open to all students. Following this, she challenged participants with a pop quiz titled, “How much do you know about 3D Printing?” The influencer was then interviewed during “I pomeriggi dell’Additive,” by journalist Emanuela Bianchi, editor-in-chief of “Il Progettista industriale” magazine. Other stars of the events at Tecniche Nuove Media booth included: Dario Gozzi, electronics and process control expert, contributor to PCB Magazine and other Tecniche Nuove trade magazines and author of the book “The Recovery of Raw Materials from WEEE,” presented at MECSPE by PCB Magazine editor-in-chief Riccardo Busetto; Michele Dibenedetto, market manager Educational Project at Omron Industrial Automation Europe; Emiliano Corrieri, founder of the Bending Academy, the only training school dedicated exclusively to sheet metal bending; Lino Garbellini, a journalist who has been reporting on technology in newspapers, magazines and books for more than 15 years; and Umberto Fioretti, industrial designer and founder of Formame, a company focused on training and consulting in SolidWorks, for which Fioretti has been a certified trainer since 2010.


Tecniche Nuove Group, with about 300 employees and more than 65 million euros in sales, is a leader in specialized publishing for manufacturing and professional activities in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Architecture-Design, Building-Planting, Agriculture-Farming, Horeca and Retail sectors. With more than 147 publishing platforms, Tecniche Nuove Group has been operating in B2B communication for 60 years, training and informing companies and professionals. 1,500 books in the catalogue, 550,000 copies distributed monthly, 1,450,000 monthly contacts and nearly 250,000 visitors attending the Group’s trade fairs and conferences in a year represent the strength of the Country system’s professional culture and updating.