Senaf acquires the organization of Metef , The most important exhibition on products, transformations, die casting and casting foundries, processing, treatments, applications and recycling of aluminium and innovative metals

– The strategic choices in terms of innovation, internationalization and sustainability.

Starting from the 2022 edition, Senaf will organize Metef, the historic international exhibition dedicated to aluminum owned by Veronafiere and BolognaFiere.

Metef will take place at the same time as Mecspe at the BolognaFiere exhibition centre to offer the manufacturing industry an increasingly rich offer of technological and eco-sustainable solutions.

Aluminium – and innovative metals – find their right location at Metef to demonstrate that, with careful technical choices, it is possible to obtain advantages for the manufacturing industry, especially when it comes to making products lighter and protecting the environment, precisely because of their inherent reusability.

The transfer of Metef to the Bologna Exhibition Centre, to be staged at the same time as Mecspe, is a continuation of a process initiated by Senaf to further internationalize and enhance both events.

The organization of Metef will continue with the consolidated team who will be integrated into Senaf, while the ownership of the historic brand will remain with VeronaFiere and BolognaFiere.

“Aluminium is of fundamental importance for many sectors, today  like never before its strategic role is even more evident, because this metal, together with its countless alloys, is proving to be the right material to meet the needs of the green transformation that Europe is moving towards and it is now indispensable – says Mario Conserva, President of Metef – Aluminium is today at the center of the international debate on sustainability, environment, circular economy and innovation and for this reason we are particularly satisfied with this new alliance between METEF and MECSPE which aims to further promote the image and knowledge of the Italian light metal system in the global market“.

“Our motto is “Come and find the idea you are missing” – comments Ivo Nardella, CEO of Senaf – at each edition of MECSPE we represent the future of the industry through the many demonstration areas, in particular this year the Factory without limits is an example of the industry to come. The products and solutions that we will bring with Metef in 2022 are the natural completion of MECSPE’s offer. METEF, like MECSPE, will make use of the daily communication tools offered by the Techniche Nuove Group which, with over 20 publishing platforms, updates the entire European manufacturing market“.

“In a world, European and Italian exhibition market in continuous evolution, building alliances between organizers is an asset that Veronafiere firmly believes in and has focused on among its objectives – underlines Giovanni Mantovani, General Manager of Veronafiere. A strategy that has already been actualized internationally and which aims to optimize and implement the role of exhibitions and events in the portfolio as a tool for business and knowledge for the sectors and communities they represent”.

 “The international scenarios require the creation of highly specialized exhibition platforms, focused on spreading the culture of innovation and supporting the business strategies of companies – declares Antoni Bruzzone, General Manager of BolognaFiere -.  Important objectives that the major trade fair players can achieve also through alliances and collaborations that enhance their respective know-how and their respective vocations at the service of national and international companies”.   


The two consolidated events in their respective reference markets will take place from 9 to 11 June 2022, at the Bologna exhibition center, to showcase the best in manufacturing and represent the most important Italian and international players. An important appointment for companies operating in the manufacturing industry to be able to exhibit their materials, products, and main applications at a one-of-a-kind, even larger, and more prestigious arena and where visitors will thus be able to take advantage of this occasion to learn about the novelties of both trade fairs and have an all-round view of all sectors.

The numbers of MECSPE PARMA 2019

135.000 square meters of exhibition space, 56.498 professional attendees, 2.306 companies present, 2.000 square meters of Innovation Tunnel in collaboration with the Intelligent Factory Cluster, 67 special initiatives and conferences.

The numbers of METEF VERONA 2017

10.500 square meters of exhibition space; 400 exhibitors, of which 35% from abroad; over 11 thousand visitors, of which 40% from 63 countries (26% more than in the previous edition).