Confindustria organizes the first edition of Connext

Milano, 7-8 febbraio 2019

The first national industrial partnership event organized by Confindustria, in collaboration with Assolombarda, is born. Connext will be holding the 7-8 February at the Mico in Milan, and will highlight the possibility of connection between companies, both national and international, as well as Confindustria's ability to offer opportunities for growth through networking and business. «Connext means connecting us - explains Antonella Mansi, vice president for the Confindustria Organization - The importance of this event does not consist in the activity of matching between companies, nor in the desire to stimulate the meeting between supply and demand. The will is instead to do a strengthening of our supply chains through the meeting of our best entrepreneurial excellences ».

The event will have two dimensions: an exhibition, at Mico, divided into two days of 7 and 8 February 2019, and a digital thanks to the virtual Marketplace specifically created that will allow interaction with the companies present, create B2B agendas, program workshops, seminars, meetings. The digital platform will remain active until December 2019 and will facilitate horizontal and vertical integration between production chains, encouraging the creation of a system network aimed at encouraging business opportunities.

How to sign up for Connext ( it is articulated on four levels - visitor, exhibitor, partner and main sponsor - and gives the company a different degree of interaction and investment based on the option chosen.

Within Connext, companies and organizations from Germany, Morocco - one of the most promising countries in the Mediterranean area - and the Balkan area, with the support of Confindustria Est Europa and Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo. In particular for Germany, within the thematic area "Made in Italy in the world", the involvement of operators of the commercial networks is foreseen, for the Food & Beverage and Fashion & Accessories sectors, realized with the support of ICE.


Connext is an exhibition and digital networking event on the main drivers of development for national and international companies. A great business community in which to be protagonists of B2B, speed pitching, showcase of innovative projects and moments of comparison dedicated to the growth of the Italian entrepreneurial system. The companies and the main national players of the economic and financial world will be present in the Mico space, organized in four thematic areas coherent with the vision of development and growth of Confindustria ("Smart Factory", "Metropolitan areas engine development", "The territory laboratory of sustainable development "," The person at the center of progress ") and one dedicated to Made in Italy.


Companies will take advantage of an important showcase through a digital Marketplace: a virtual space to meet, look beyond the boundaries of their business, increase and improve their supply chains, meet new partners, deal with stakeholders, associations, traders. The Marketplace will remain online even after the event, until December 2019, with possible recall events throughout the year. Marketplace companies will come up to create a presentation sheet of their activity that will appear in the exhibitors' catalog. By activating your profile on the Marketplace, companies can: request and accept B2B proposals for 7 and 8 February 2019 and subscribe to the events that will animate Connext. A tool will allow you to organize meetings, consult in real time profiles and agenda and schedule of work.

Anima Confindustria Meccanica Varia supports the event and invites member companies to participate

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