Verona bei Nacht

Progetto Fuoco despite coronavirus

Back from Verona

Our exhibition team is back from Verona. Of course the topic Coronavirus is also present in the office. Only 2 weeks ago the sales and marketing departments sat together to talk about the strategic orientation at the fair. The coronavirus was discussed, but at that time it was still far away in thought. The decision for the fair was clear. Today, after all the news about the discontinuation of train services between Italy and Austria and increased controls at the airport in Verona, we cannot deny a queasy feeling. Whether this is the right thing to do or whether we are victims of scare tactics is something we do not want to discuss at this point. Other fairs have been completely cancelled. At the hardware fair in Cologne well-known exhibitors stay away. So we are not completely alone with our feelings.

The trade fair team has adapted to the conditions on site, shaking hands little or not at all, washing and disinfecting hands regularly. Back at the workplace, of course, things continue. Short contact with the family doctor, vigilance when symptoms occur and, very importantly, the coughing and sneezing etiquette (Link:

Trade fair success

But now to the actual topic. Our participation at the Proguetto Fuoco 2020, where we presented our range of products to the visitors in 4 days. The development of the Italian firelighter market was in the focus. Especially in Italy the firelighters based on crude oil products are still in great demand. As our ignition wool and our ecological ignition cubes are a strong alternative in all areas of ignition, this point was the subject of many discussions.

We can be satisfied with the number of visitors at the fair. Many long-standing partners used the fair to talk to us. In addition, a number of interesting contacts have been made with whom we are continuing the exchange of ideas about possible cooperation.

The good feeling

Our trade fair team is coming home with a good feeling again this year. The city of Verona has a lot to offer as a trade fair venue. The mild and almost spring-like weather was a welcome change from the grey rainy weather at home. By the way, the first thoughts of the upcoming barbecue season are already coming up.