B2B Meetings

BI-MU/SFORTEC Partnering Event 2012


Cestec and the SIMPLER consortium, startseitein collaboration with the Italian Enterprise Europe Network and international partners of the network, organize a partnering event within BI-MU/SFORTEC, the biennial machine tool, robot and automation exhibition held in the Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre. 

BI-MU/SFORTEC is the reference event for operators in the world manufacturing industry as shown by the figures of the last edition of 2010:

• 1.223 exhibiting companies, of which 44% from abroad;
• 90.000 sm. of total exhibition area
• 3.000 exhibited machines,
• 60.047 visitors: 2.996 international visitors from 75 countries.


This Networking event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe interested in starting cross-border technology/business collaborations or partnership for FP7 projects.

Main topics

  • Metal forming machines
  • Metal cutting machines
  • Tooling
  • Industrial robots
  • Manufacturing and process automation
  • Components and accessories for machine tools
  • Metrology and quality control
  • Welding machines and equipment
  • Heat treatment machines and equipment
  • Machines and systems for use in surface  technology
  • Materials
  • CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM systems
  • Research & Development
  • Technical subcontracting
  • Assembling
  • Dies and moulds
  • Energy and sustainability

Why to participate?

  • to initiate cross-border contacts
  • to find new commercial or technology partners
  • to present, discuss and develop new project ideas in order to facilitate the setup of FP7 project consortia

Event language: English
Costs:                 Free of charge

Dates for your diary:

21 September 2012 Registration and submission of a cooperation profile

26 September 2012

Online selection of face-to-face meetings

3 October 2012

EEN National Conference "Towards the Intelligent Factory with Enterprise Europe Network" 

15:00-18:00 - Congress Centre - Room Aquarius

4 October 2012

Bilateral Meetings

10:00–18:00 - Hall 18, booth A30/B19

5 October 2012

Bilateral Meetings

10:00–18:00 - Hall 18, booth A30/B19



Supported by





Fieramilano - RHO
S.S. del Sempione 28
20017 Rho
Milano - Italy

Conference: Congress Centre - Room Aquarius

Bilateral Meetings: hall 18, booth A30/B19