The GIS 2023 tradeshow, which aims to serve the lifting, industrial, port handling, and heavy transport sectors welcomed its highest visitor and exhibitor numbers to date, including from international markets, the show’s organisers said.

The GIS exhibition space was expanded to 71,000 metres squared to accommodate for the large number of exhibitors. (Photo: Mediapoint & Exhibitions)

The outdoor area of GIS showcased the latest equipment, including cranes, access platforms and telehandlers.

More than 18,000 visitors were welcomed to the Piacenza Expo centre in Piacenza, Italy.

This figure included a 44 per cent increase in international attendees compared to the 2021 show.

There was also a record 432 companies showcasing their latest equipment, components, and services. 

The Italian Lifting and Transportation Awards (ITLA) were hosted during the event. There were also several seminar and panel discussions discussing key industry challenges, which included the ESTA-organised discussion on operator training and qualifications.

Crane news

The show was used as a platform for the Italian launches of the Grove GRT8100-1 rough terrain crane from Manitowoc and the Liebherr LTM 110-5.3 mobile crane, which is the first model to be equipped with the new LICCON3 crane control system.

In other industry news, Italian-based manufacturer Palazzani unveiled its large spider lift, the TT2J58.

International presence

Fabio Potestà, director of Mediapoint & Exhibitions, the company behind the event’s organisation, said, “The numbers speak for themselves. We had a record number of exhibitors, an unprecedented exhibition space, and a remarkable turnout of visitors – especially qualified ones, which is very important for a B2B exhibition. We also had more qualified visitors from the rest of the world, mainly Europe, which is important for our Italian exhibitors who are keen to export and can use GIS to network and grow internationally.”

GIS will return in 2025.


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