Lineapelle alliance with BolognaFiere3 April 2001
Already close working associates, BolognaFiera and Lineapelle have now entered into a partnership agreement which will further consolidate the prominent role played by the the Bologna-based exhibition. The partners will operate through a sole board of directors to increase the show's pivotal role, both in Italy and overseas. According to estimates there are 50,000 companies working in the sector worldwide with revenues that total US$80 billion. Bologna is already one of the foremost exhibition complexes in Europe and over the coming years plans to expand by 50,000 m² to 200,000 m², an increase of 30%. The deal intends to use the synergies of two leaders in their fields and advance them further.