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Press release n. 7 of the 07/11/2022 17.10.56 ( download )

After 15 editions, Ecomondo and Key Energy are embarking on the road to further growth and development. November 2022 will be the last edition together. As of March 2023, renewables and energy transition will be given more space with K.EY. IEG CEO Peraboni: ´we aim to become the leading exhibition for renewables in the Mediterranean area.´

Rimini, 31st October 2022 - The Ecological Transition Plan foresees that, in 2030, 72% of electricity in Italy must be generated by renewable sources, reaching levels close to 95-100% in 2050.

A challenge that Italian Exhibition Group is ready to take up by launching the new Key Energy, an autonomous event with a new format, a new positioning and, for the first time, held in spring, from 22nd to 24th March 2023, again at Rimini Expo Centre. The event was presented at the GSE headquarters last September in Rome during a round table entitled ´Renewable energy and energy transition: where are we? Opportunities, strategies, regulatory framework and future scenarios in Italy and abroad´, which was attended by representatives of the sector´s main associations.

´Key Energy has matured so much that it is ready to stand on its own two feet,´ said Corrado Arturo Peraboni, CEO of IEG. ´After 15 editions running alongside Ecomondo, the event will have its own space and will be held in spring with a new format that will, in any case, leverage on the lengthy experience in the sector gained in over a decade of activity. Our goal is to give the new K.EY an increasingly international scope, transforming it into the most important community dedicated to renewables and energy transition in the Mediterranean basin area, thus strengthening our leadership in Europe´.

The last edition in conjunction with Ecomondo will therefore take place from 8th to 11th November 2022 at Rimini Expo centre, although the connection between the two fairs will not be interrupted: Ecomondo´s pre-eminent role as a reference platform in Europe for technological and industrial innovation in all sectors of the green economy will in fact contribute to creating further synergies, increasing and strengthening Key Energy´s know-how on topics linked to the circular economy.

The new K.EY will take over from Key Energy, continuing to act as the main driver of energy transition, strengthening its role as a reference event in Italy and abroad and confirming its role as a privileged place for comparison, discussion and updating on the entire range of renewables. For the March 2023 edition, the exhibition area is expected to double with a 30% increase in the number of exhibitor brands present and more than double the number of attendees.

The new K.EY will continue to be a comprehensive showcase of technology, integrated solutions and services able to guide the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, as well as a cultural, scientific and technical reference hub and community catalyst able to connect stakeholders, players and renewable energy operators throughout the world and make them communicate with each other. Not only a business platform, but also and above all, an opportunity for training and information on the subject of energy and accelerating the ongoing energy transition process.
The first edition of the new K.EY will include three days of business and networking with the involvement of a Technical Scientific Committee of the highest quality, chaired by Professor Gianni Silvestrini and made up of Institutions, Industrial Trade Associations, Technical-Scientific Associations, Bodies and Foundations. The three days will also feature events, conferences, debates and workshops aimed at deepening the aspects related to the world of renewables and energy transition at national and international level, even from a regulatory point of view.

The new K.EY will continue to develop the six pillars that contributed to the success of the event and actually intends to strengthen them by giving each their own hall:

1. SEC . Solar Exhibition and Conference, the exhibition area for Photovoltaics and Storage, for the first time as part of K.EY. The third edition of ForumTech, ITALIA SOLARE´s training and information event, will also take place at the same time.
2. Technologies and services for building and managing wind power plants.
3. Technologies and projects for producing and storing hydrogen (one of the main players in the energy transition) in their own area for the first time within K.EY.
4. Energy efficiency and storage in industry and building with technologies and services available to companies to optimise their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint.
5. Electric and sustainable mobility, from charging infrastructures to interconnected mobility services.
6. Sustainable city, the special project dedicated to transforming cities according to the smart city model.

In addition to all these elements, the show will also feature the ´INNOVATION Start-up village´, a space for Italian and international green innovation, which makes the new K.EY a privileged space for fostering dialogue between the business world and young entrepreneurs with the aim of creating new business opportunities.

Event: International trade show; Organization: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.; Frequency: annual; Edition: 16th; Dates: 22-24 March 2023; mail; Website:; Facebook:; Twitter:; LinkedIn:

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MEDIA AGENCY K.EY 2023: Smartitaly
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Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad - also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, for example . now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

This press release contains forecast elements and estimates that reflect the management´s current opinions (´forward-looking statements´), particularly regarding future management performance, realization of investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. For their very nature, forward-looking statements have a component of risk and uncertainty, as they depend on the occurrence of future events. The effective results may differ (even significantly) from those announced, due to numerous factors, including, only by way of example: food service market and tourist flow trends in Italy, gold and jewellery market trends, green economy market trends; the evolution of raw material prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and evolutions in the legislative framework. Moreover, the information contained in this release, does not claim to be complete, and has not been verified by independent third parties. Forecasts, estimates and objectives contained herein are based on the information available to the Company as at the date of this release.