Category : Press releases 2020

Category: Press releases 2020

Covid emergency: Progecta forced to cancel all the exhibitions scheduled for November and December at the Mostra d’Oltremare


Naples, 27 October 2020 - "Having read the new provisions of the Government and the Campania Region regarding the Covid-19 emergency, Progecta is forced to cancel the appointments with Gustus, Pharmexpo and Arkeda that had been scheduled as every year at the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples between half November and the Immaculate Conception. Now we will count the damages and we will wait for the relief announced by Conte because it is quantifiable in several million euros ". Angioletto de Negri, director of the Neapolitan company specializing in the organization of exhibitions, fairs and events, thus announces the decision taken in the last few hours.

"Although the organizational machine was already in motion since the end of the first lockdown and the enthusiastic support of many companies in the agri-food and food sectors (Gustus), the pharmaceutical and health industry (Pharmexpo) and furniture, design and construction (Arkeda), the limitations and rules of conduct just announced would make it practically impossible for the events to run smoothly ”adds de Negri.

“In recent months - continues the owner of Progecta - we have worked hard with the staff of our company for which I had also given up the possibility of taking advantage of the layoffs in order to carry on the calendar of trade fairs. The communication campaign had also just started, we believed it ”.

With the cancellation of Gustus, Pharmexpo and Arkeda, an entire year of programming in Progecta's business is effectively canceled. In March, the twenty-fifth edition of the BMT - Mediterranean Tourism Exchange was canceled, while in June the appointments with Expo Franchising Naples and with the Home Fair which this year would have been branded for the first time by Progecta were canceled.

"A total damage of a few million euros also considering the induced activities between hotels, restaurants and services. It was not easy to make such a drastic decision and postpone everything to 2021, hoping to have overcome this terrible time. The optimism that must never be lacking and the awareness that in times of crisis the need to be reborn leads us to develop new strategies, helps us to project ourselves to next spring when Progecta will be back on track with BMT 2021 ".

Progecta srl ​​press office
Antonio Del Piano

Progecta srl
Via Vannella Gaetani, 27
80121 - Naples

Progecta starts again and announces: the autumn fairs will take place regularly at the Mostra d’Oltremare. BMT 2021 is also on the launch pad with Gustus, Pharmexpo and Arkeda


Naples, 10 September 2020 - One of the most anticipated announcements arrives for companies and economic operators in Campania and southern Italy: Progecta's autumn fairs will be held regularly, reserved for the world of pharmaceuticals, agri-food, furniture and design.

At the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples, therefore, between mid-November and mid-December, the pavilions will reopen their doors to host GUSTUS (from Sunday 22 to Tuesday 24 November), PHARMEXPO (from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 November) and ARKEDA ( from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December) before focusing attention on the twenty-fourth edition of the BMT - Mediterranean Tourism Exchange, also scheduled at the Mostra d'Oltremare from 19 to 21 March 2021 which will be followed by the FIERA DELLE CASA and EXPOFRANCHISING in June .

Progecta's working activities got back into motion last September 1st with the inauguration of the new offices in via Vannella Gaetani 27, with spaces doubled compared to the old headquarters and where the administrator Angioletto de Negri took stock of the situation with the his staff after the long break due to the covid-19 emergency.

"The resumption of activities was a moment awaited, not only by us but also by the market - explains Angioletto de Negri - It is a signal that we have seen since the first days from the response to our requests to participate. Operations are progressing at a pace that we can define as acceptable, if we consider the general economic situation. The forecasts of participation in the autumn fairs are good and even very good those for BMT 2021. Exhibitors are confirming the registrations that had arrived for BMT 2020, then canceled due to COVID as well as various new registrations that give hope for a recovery in the sector in 2021 " .

Also for the Progecta fairs, safety protocols have been studied to guarantee the health of exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and workers involved in the realization of the events and that will regulate the behaviors to be adopted from a regulatory, legal and health safety point of view by measuring the temperature, social distancing, continuous sanitation and control of turnout.


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