Sixty editions and thirty years of activity celebrated with an increase in visitors and exhibitors for Filo, which closed yesterday afternoon after two days of work and meetings.
+ 30% for exhibitors, thanks also to the 16 new foreign companies that decided to bring their products to MiCo in Milan. “We think,” says Paolo Monfermoso, manager of Filo, “that the fair has shown itself to be more and more a unique working platform totally reserved for sector operators. These are the elements that determine its success among textile professionals: by attending Filo they know they will find top quality collections and services aimed at making collaborations and the meeting of supply and demand for yarns and materials easier. The presence, for the first time, of the Cotton Egypt Association, representing one of the most valuable and versatile fibres, is part of the strengthening of the supply chain vision”.
The international character of Filo has thus been strengthened, thanks also to the collaboration with Agenzia Ice, which enabled a delegation of 41 foreign operators from eleven countries to be organised: Belgium, Chile, China, South Korea, France, India, Palestine, Peru, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Turkey.
Thanks to the collaboration between Filo and the Piedmont Region, a delegation of 18 buyers from Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the UK, Belgium and Portugal visited the fair, thanks to the activities of the Integrated Textile Supply Chain Project (PIF), implemented by Ceipiemonte – the regional agency for internationalisation – on behalf of the Piedmont Region, within the framework of the 2000-2020 Development and Cohesion Plan.
At the end of the fair, the buyers also participated in a study tour in the Biella area, to deepen their knowledge of the district’s production excellence.