EXHIBIT AT FILO
the international b2b trade show dedicated to yarns and fabrics
2018 · location, days and opening time
Palazzo delle Stelline corso Magenta, 61 · 20123 Milan
49th edition · 21 e 22 february
day 1 · 9am/6pm – day 2 · 9am/5pm
50th edition · 26 e 27 september
day 1 · 9am/6pm – day 2 · 9am/5pm
Filo is the only international b2b trade show dedicated to yarns and fibers both for orthogonal and circular weaving. Filo starts in 1993, launched by a small group of committed entrepreneurs from the Biella district, worldwide famous for its textile industry. From the beginning Filo fashioned a clearly recognisable identity. Each of its features is strategically aimed to highlight the excellence of yarns and products from the most innovative Italian and worldwide companies
concreteness quality professionalism efficiency
are the guidelines of Filo the international b2b trade show
At the most right time
Filo’s choice of dates in the international fairs calendar guarantees a constant flow of professionals visitors
An effective Agenda
Filo is a two-days b2b trade show, where top of the range yarns are effectively presented to high profile clients, buyers and visitors
During the two-days trade show, Filo organizes many events – both formal and informal – aimed at matching yarns and fibers demand and supply
Efficient trade show layout
Filo enjoys an efficient and rational layout, aimed at giving companies the best solutions to show their products and yarn collections
Exhibitors “all inclusive” services
Each exhibiting company will be given one free parking ticket to be used in the car park close to Filo’s venue
Reserved entrance desk
during Filo set-up, exhibitors can pick up their personal badges at the exhibitors’ entrance desk
Free wi-fi is available in each stand during the trade show, included set up day
A dedicated IT manager is available to help companies in setting up and connecting computers during the trade show, included set up day
Located in the Filo Lounge, Filo press office is ready to help exhibitors organize meetings with journalists and to write companies’ press releases (if required). After the trade show the PO releases a press review including reportages, interviews and news about Filo.
European and worldwide trade magazines are available for free at the Filo Lounge and at special “magazine corners”
A space reserved for exhibitors, provided with work stations and wi-fi. It’s designed to stage b2b follow-ups or informal meetings with clients, buyers or journalists. The free coffee bar offers relaxing time-off from business.
The opportunity to discuss relevant topics about the textile-fashion system is set at the late hours of the first day of exhibition. Influential and distinguished speakers offer their point of view to exhibitors, buyers and journalists and are open to in-depth discussions with the audience.
After business-hours and an instructive round-table, here is the time to relax. However, as everything about Filo, Filo cocktail is designed to be still a new opportunity for business: the right place and time to exchange views with buyers, Italian and foreigner journalists, Filo staff and Filo Happening speakers.
Exhibitors at Filo: many advantages
Filo’s goal is to make the visit to the trade show an effective business opportunity. Therefore, services and initiatives reserved for visitors are consistent with our aims and the show’s b2b highly oriented strategy
an online magazine with news and updates concerning FILO and exhibiting companies, plus “all you have to know” about the textile world. Its mailing list is the result of an in-depth analysis of several professional datasets
the core of two pre-show events in Biella and Milan, the product development proposals by Gianni Bologna are also available online before and after the exhibition, to be viewed and analyzed at ease by exhibiting companies
Badges at reception
Exhibiting companies will pick up their staff badges during setting up day, with no queues or waste of time
Booking online the trip to Filo
An agreement between Filo and a leader of the market tour operator gives exhibitors the opportunity to book in advance travels and accommodations in Milan at favorable prices
Filo Badge is strictly personal and bears holder’s full name. Different badge colours for visitors, exhibitors, journalists and staff make it easy to identify one another, fostering business relationship
Exhibitors Guide Book
it’s for free for visitors and buyers; two pages for each company describe its core business and production, including company’s contacts. Texts are in Italian and English
an evocative setting where companies can give samples of new proposals, plus information about the stand where to find them.
Quick Delivery Point
located within the Trends Area, it presents a range of ready stock yarns produced by exhibiting companies.
Palazzo delle Stelline
corso Magenta, 61 · 20123 Milan.
In the centre of Milan, the venue is the ideal location for Filo, the international b2b yarns and fibres trade show.
Right in front of Leonardo’s Last Supper Museum and Santa Maria delle Grazie Basilica, rich of history and tradition Palazzo “delle Stelline” embodies the values of hospitality. The venue neighbours the “Orti di Leonardo”, the Renaissance master’s vineyards.
Overlooking a 17th Century cloister, the exhibition enjoys warm natural light, to better show the quality of yarns.
Filo venue is easy to reach from Milan railway stations and airports. Nearby the exhibition, a wide range of top level hotels and restaurants offer their services
How to get to the venue
Bus Milan urban line X73 · to last stop First departure: 7.10am · last departure: 7.50pm · Departures: every 20 minutes from monday to friday The route takes: 40 minutes approximately Bus Milan urban line 73 · to Piazza San Babila MM1 stop First departure: 6.55am ·last departure: 0.41am ·Departures: every 10 minutes every day The route takes: 40 minutes approximately Underground MM1 (red line) · from “San Babila” stop to “Cadorna FN” stop The route takes: 5 minutes approximately + 10 minutes by foot
From Milano Centrale FS railway
MM2 (green line) · direction “Assago” or “Abbiategrasso” · get off to “Cadorna FN” stop The route takes: 10 minutes approximately + 10 minutes by foot
From Milano Garibaldi FS railway
MM2 (green line) · direction “Assago” or “Abbiategrasso” · get off to “Cadorna FN” stop The route takes: 5 minutes approximately + 10 minutes by foot
From Milano Lambrate FS railway
MM2 (green line) · direction “Assago” or “Abbiategrasso” · get off to “Cadorna FN” stop The route takes: 20 minutes approximately + 10 minutes by foot
The access of private cars and commercial vehicles to the historical center of Milan is limited by the Congestion Charge area. Therefore to get to the venue of FILO, located in the so called “Area C” (you need to purchase a €5 entrance ticket) Area C applies: monday/friday · 7.30am/7.30pm – thursday · 7.30am/6pm There is a range of ways to pay the charge. Find out more on the Municipality of Milan website · to buy online tickets click here The owners of Telepass can enable the service through their account.
Hospitality at Filo
With the cooperation of Ventana Group
Dott.ssa Renée De Maio
(+39) +39 011 0467308
Filo cooperates with a tour operator – Ventana Group – to make it easy to plan and book trip and accommodation in Milan. Accessing Ventana Group website you can check hotel rooms availability and book the one you prefer. In addition, Filo offers the opportunity to speak to a travel consultant to get expert advice or planning and to answer any particular questions