SaMoTer: first step in September. The second one in a couple of years, in March 2023. After the cancellation of Intermat, the sacrifice of this exhibition on the altar of public health has also been made official. However, it cannot be said that the organisers did not try their best.
SaMoTer: first step in September during Marmomac
Originally scheduled on 21-25 March 2020, the earthmoving exhibition was initially postponed to 16 May. Subsequently, Samoter, Asphaltica, Iccx-Southern Europe and Oil&nonOil were postponed to 21-25 October 2020. Finally, the last resort, bypassing the cursed 2020 and hypothesising from 3 to 7 March 2021. Hypotheses that have been mortally affected by the resurgence of the so-called second wave of the virus. Here is the desolate press release by Fiera Verona announcing the postponement of the exhibition to the next edition, regularly confirmed as 2023, with a significant injection of optimism. Between the end of September and the beginning of October there will be an event in the quarry, in collaboration with Marmomac, the trade fair specifically for the entire natural stone supply and value chain, from the quarry to processed products, technologies, machinery and tools.
Verona Fiere said
“SaMoTer, Veronafiere’s triennial international construction machinery exhibition, will welcome companies and sector operators once again in March 2023. This is a further and definitive change of date compared to the initial hypothesis of shifting the 2020 edition – postponed because of the Covid-19 emergency – to 3-7 March 2021.
«This was an inevitable yet carefully analysed and widely shared decision,” said Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere. “The scenario associated with the pandemic is still very uncertain. Consequently, in agreement with manufacturers and sector associations, we have identified a new positioning in line with the needs of this industry as well as the calendar of other specialized trade fairs in Europe. At the same time, we are well aware of the importance for companies of having live occasions for presenting their latest developments to the Italian market. We have therefore decided to organize a dynamic new ‘run-up’ event in Autumn 2021.» The format will be a demo event held in a quarry, with construction machinery and equipment operating ‘live’ from 30 September to 2 October 2021. The event is scheduled in the same date as Marmomac, the most important trade fair in the world specifically for the entire natural stone supply and value chain and will offer the opportunity to create important synergies between sectors.»