Attendance Reported Up At 2005 CERSAIE

BOLOGNA, Italy - Attendance at this year's CERSAIE, conducted recently in Bologna, was up 4.2.% over the previous event, show organizers reported.

The 23rd edition of CERSAIE attracted approximately 90,000 visitors, nearly one-third of them from abroad, show sponsors said.

CERSAIE, which spanned five days and featured 1,030 exhibitors, is the world's largest exposition of ceramic tile. bathroom furniture and related products, many with kitchen and bath applications.

Many product and design trends that emerge at the show serve as precursors to U.S. trends.

The next CERSAIE will take place in Bologna from Sept. 26-30, 2006, according to show sponsors.