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14 years later, the Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS 2017 – Leading Continence Research and Education) is back in Italy, this time in Florence. The event will be attended by 2,500 delegates, among the most important international experts in the research and treatment of pelvic organs and of pelvic floor dysfunctions, with special attention to incontinence. Being a multidisciplinary event, this meeting is open to all sector professionals – urologists, gynaecologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, nurses, obstetricians and scientists.
The programme will feature sessions on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of incontinence and other pelvic organs and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Participants will discuss topics linked with rehabilitation, basic research, as well as the increasingly crucial role of new technologies.
800 delegates are expected to visit our congress centre in Florence to participate in the 13th European Catalysis Congress (EUROPACAT 2017), to be held from 27th to 31st August 2017. It is the most important European event – and one of the main ones globally – on catalysis, a branch of chemistry studying the synthesis, characterization, design and development of molecules which can act as catalysts to improve and carry out various reactions.
This event, called “Un ponte per il futuro“ (A Bridge for the Future), will represent the crucial role of science and of catalysis technology to allow a sustainable future. The congress will serve as a platform to exchange new ideas and discuss advances in all the catalysis sectors. This event will be characterized by electronic features, thanks to a specific APP featuring programmes, latest news and updates, a map of the congress and an abstract of lessons.
The congress is organized by ERIC A.I.S.B.L. (European Research Institute of Catalysis) and by the Italian Catalysis Group of SCI (Italian Chemical Society), in co-operation with the Chemical-Industrial Division of SCI and the Consorzio Universitario sulla Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM- The National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science & Technology).
According to data published in these days by the Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau, Florence appears to be the favourite city for PCOs and Associations to organise their events – thanks to a synergy work of FCVB, Firenze Fiera and other partners, 4 congresses will take place in the city between 2018 and 2020. The first one in chronological order is the Regional Meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy, a nomination won along with Firenze Fiera. Taking place in 2018, this Meeting will attract 300 delegates to the city. The contact with this association was first made during IMEX in Las Vegas, in 2013, growing through the years until it led to the acquisition of the second edition of this Regional Meeting.
Two other events were confirmed between 2019 and 2020 inside our premises – the International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology Autoimmunity (CORA), a nomination developed with the help of Firenze Fiera thanks to an invitation by Kenes, one of the most important PCOs on a global scale. Kenes chose Florence as the ideal destination for the fifth edition of this international congress which will see the participation of around 1,000 delegates.
And finally, in September 2020, the IEEE Radar Conference will take place within our exhibiting areas, organised by First Class PCO from Livorno, a nomination won by Florence over Singapore, another candidate.
The 2nd edition of the National SINuC Congress (Italian Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) will take place from 26th to 28th June 2017 within the premises of Palazzo degli Affari. This event will see national and international opinion leaders debate on the most topical and interdisciplinary subjects linked with Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, making this Congress a permanent and unmissable event for all health professionals.
This Congress represents the culminating moment of the Society’s scientific and educational activities – an opportunity to discuss the most recent acquisitions on themes related to Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. This event also aims at fostering community collaborations in science and raising public awareness.
Everything is ready for PITTI UOMO no.92, the most famous menswear fair featuring the most beautiful Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collections, opening at the Fortezza da Basso from 13th to 16th June 2016. This year, the Fair will benefit from a special contribution by MISE (Italian Ministry of Economic Development) and ICE (Italian Trade Agency) coming from a related 2015-2017 Three-Year Plan, and will be under the aegis of research by redesigning the itinerary of its exhibiting sections, among big names and contemporary projects. Among the new features highlighted, the section called MAKE, for the first time on show in the Sala della Ronda, while the agender collection and the strength of luxury underground brands in the UNCONVENTIONAL section double their exhibiting surface, extending it to both the Archivi areas. TOUCH moves to the Medici Pavilion, while the most evolved expressions of menswear in FUTURO MASCHILE also grow bigger covering also the Arena Strozzi. Once again, the Central Pavilion proves to be the heart of the Fair, offering the new classic best brands and those expressing sportswear modernity. BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS will be the main theme of the summer Fairs of Pitti Immagine, meant as a vital energy – macroscopic flowers will peacefully invade the Medicean fortress, blooming in artistic creations and digital icons, and creating a special atmosphere where new ideas blossom.
FIRENZE FIERA, crown jewel in the Tuscan fair & exhibition business with over 2 million visitors and a portfolio of 661 events for an overall surface of 100,000 square metres, will also take part into the celebrations for the second International Fairs & Exhibition Day, organised in Rome on the 7th June 2017 by AEFI (Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane- Association of Italian Fairs & Exhibitions) and ICE (Agenzia per la promozione all’estero e l’internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane – Agency for the Promotion Abroad & the Internationalization of Italian Businesses).
This event, an important international appointment to enhance Italian fair as a tool for financial and occupational growth, will be called Le eccellenze italiane si aprono al mondo (Italy’s Best Businesses Open to the World), will be articulated into various moments and will see the participation of Italian fair representatives and of international spokespersons.
On schedule in the afternoon, the meeting Think Global, Act Local: il valore delle Fiere Italiane (The Value of Italian Fairs), where the main Italian regions will be introduced to international sector professionals and to the general public. Within this context, FIRENZE FIERA will be presented not just for the uniqueness of its venues – a Renaissance fortress (the Fortezza da Basso), a 19th-century villa (Palazzo dei Congressi) and a modern building (Palazzo degli Affari) – but also for the value of its fairs and exhibitions, among which the International Handicrafts Trade Fair and the Didacta Italia Fair (Fortezza da Basso, September 27-29 2017) organized directly, and as a strategic asset for the economy of Florence and Tuscany.
After Seville, Florence. The GEST EUROPE MEETING 2017 is set to take place at Palazzo dei Congressi and Palazzo degli Affari from 31st May to 3rd June. The event will see the participation of 1,000 specialists coming from all over Europe. This is one of the most important international congresses on embolotherapy, a discipline which has been recently experiencing a tremendous growth, including many new clinical applications.
The programme of this event was meticulously planned – next to plenary and side sessions, the it will also feature practical laboratories, in addition to a series of case-based clinical discussions.
Over 800 Transfusion Medicine specialists coming from all over Italy will meet at Palazzo dei Congressi and at Palazzo degli Affari from 25th to 27th May 2017 for the 5th National SIMITI Conference (Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine & Immunohaematology) to discuss the hottest topics concerning “Blood System “ – blood and blood components safety, new molecular methods to determine blood types, pre-transfusion investigations, the best selection of voluntary blood donors, organizing blood preparation, and issues related to the safe transport of donated blood.
This event – says Beatrice Lorenzin, Italian Health Minister – is a significant opportunity to meet and discuss these topics, thanks to which we will be able to highlight the operational and organising details of the skills and expertise of Transfusion Medicine”.
“In these last months, we are facing a drop in blood donation – states Pierluigi Berti, President of SIMTI. We can react adequately to this phenomenon only by making the transfusion network stronger and by involving and promoting Transfusion Medicine professionals. In Florence, we will also introduce the new Transfusion Medicine Standards, the best tool to improve and increase this system, aligned with the most recent European quality recommendations”.
Everyone is waiting for Showlight 2017, on schedule at Palazzo dei Congressi from 20th to 23rd May 2017, one of the most important international events for lighting professionals of all sectors – television, cinema, theatre, architecture and events. Around 400 sector professionals are expected to attend this event, including producers, distributors, workers and lighting users.
The conference programme of Showlight traditionally includes various debates, and this year’s edition is no exception. Bernie Davis, famous TV lighting designer, will chair a panel focusing on programming. Programmers such as Stuart Porter, Brad Schiller and Ross Williams will explore the ever-changing panorama of their profession, reflecting on the various aspects of work as compared to the various types of lighting required, sharing their professional path and assuming their future.
All the participants will benefit from the same amount of exhibiting space, regardless of the actual size of their businesses. During the congress sessions, the exhibiting part will “close” in order to give exhibitors the opportunity not to miss a single intervention and to take part into the subsequent debate. During the morning and afternoon coffee breaks and during lunch, when the exhibiting area will be “open”, representatives will be able to talk to producers.
With its tight schedule of meetings to promote networking, Showlight 2017 represents a unique and unmissable event in the agenda of every illumination design professional.
A special and dynamic edition under the aegis of pop will welcome visitors at the Fortezza da Basso from 22nd April to 1st May for the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair – the first certified handicrafts fair in Italy, organized by Firenze Fiera in co-operation with the main institutions and industry associations. Continue reading The 81st Edition of the International Handicrafts Trade Fair – April 22 – May 1, 2017