58th edition · wednesday 14 and thursday 15 september 2022
day 1 · 9am/6pm – day 2 · 9am/5pm
MiCo Milano Congress Centre • Via Gattamelata, 5 • Gate 16 • 20149 Milan
How to organise your stay at the 58th edition of Filo, which is scheduled on the 14th and 15th of September 2022.
Below you can find the indications to enter the fair in compliance with the latest recommendations provided by health authorities.
We will take care to keep this page updated with any possible new procedures issued.
The rules are very simple: if everybody complies with them, the stay at the fair will be safe and productive, both for visitors and exhibitors.
In order to enter the fair as a visitor, online registration is mandatory.
The badge that you will receive by e-mail is valid for both the days of the exhibition. The entrance to the fair is allowed only to badge-holders.
Entrance to the Fair
Entrance to the fair is conditional on holding an Italian SUPER GREEN PASS, that is to say one of the following requirements:
• Certificate of completion of the vaccination cycle with a vaccine authorised by the EMA in Italian or English (or a certificate of administration of the first dose at least 14 days earlier – valid only within ITALY and the EU, with QR code).
• Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 within the previous 6 months (in Italian or English).
All the operators coming from countries included in the list D or E (with the exception of Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) can enter and stay in Italy for proven work reasons for a maximum of 120 hours, without the self-quarantine requirement. Further information is available on the Italian Ministry of Health site.
By accessing the exhibition site, body temperature will be checked.
Wearing a FFP2 face mask is mandatory inside the exhibition area.
The dimensions of the pavilion are totally appropriate to social distancing. Therefore, there will be no staggered admissions nor any kind of restrictions.
The cloakroom service will be available for all visitors; garments and personal belongings will be placed in specific clothes bags.
Any informational and promotional material, gadget, and the exhibitors catalogue will be available in self-service exhibiting displays (accessible after hands sanitizing).
The principal institutional web sites providing information on these topics are listed below:
Green corridors for italian fairs’ visitors
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Directorate General for the Promotion of the Country System, has confirmed for 2022 more favourable ways for foreign operators entering Italy to participate in international fairs.
These are the criteria for foreign operators heading to international fairs:
For people coming from the countries included in lists A, B, C (basically EU countries, please check the following decrees by ministero della Salute) the same general rules apply;
Visitors and operators entering Italy from the countries listed in D and E, (non-EU countries, please check the following decrees ministero della Salute) will have the opportunity to take advantage of the exemption establishing the exoneration from compulsory swab test and self-isolation for anyone entering Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty hours (five days) for proven necessity due to work. The obligation of filling out the self-declaration form and communication to the competent health authority before entering Italy remains;
If it is necessary to stay in Italy for a period of time exceeding 120 hours, it is possible to take advantage of the exemption from the self-quarantine and health monitoring requirements for non-deferrable reasons. The request for exemption must be sent to Office 3 of the General Directorate of Health Prevention of the Ministry of Health (firstname.lastname@example.org) which, in the event of a positive response, it will transmit the guidelines with which the traveller must comply in order to be exempted from the self-quarantine requirement.
In order to request the exemption, it is necessary to send the documentation at least 7 working days before the date of entry into Italy to the email address indicated above. The authorisation can be also requested by directly contacting the organisers of the fair trade for which the exemption is requested.
This is without prejudice to the possibility of taking advantage of the exemption from the obligation of self-isolation for people entering Italy via ‘Covid-tested’ flights, which are flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Health on some international Italian airports (for example Rome Fiumicino Airport, Milan Malpensa Airport) for connections to Canada, Japan, UAE, and USA. The list is constantly updated and can be checked on the related website. For information about Covid-tested flights’ operation planning for the routes where the experimentation is ongoing or predicted, please directly contact airline companies.
Entrance to the booths
Exhibitors are ready, as usual, to welcome you in their booths, to show their collections. Visits will be carried out wearing masks and after hands sanitizing: therefore, you will not be asked to give up the important tactile aspect of the experience.
Cleaning and hygiene
In collaboration with Fiera Milano, cleaning and sanitation of common areas will be increased. Columns with hand sanitizers will be available in the exhibition area.
At the most right time
in the international fairs calendar Filo is scheduled to meet the needs of both exhibitors and visitors
An effective Agenda
Filo is a two-days b2b trade show, where exhibitors and buyers can plan their meetings effectively and efficiently, without any waste of time
during the two-days trade show, Filo organizes many events – both formal and informal – aimed at matching yarns and fibers demand and supply
Efficient trade show layout
Filo enjoys an efficient and rational layout, aimed at giving the visitors a complete view of products from the exhibiting companies
Filo plays a leading and crucial role in the international yarns and fibres b2b fairs scenario. Each of its features is strategically aimed to highlight the excellence of yarns and products from the most innovative Italian and worldwide companies
Filo is the most important b2b yarns and fabrics trade show. Entrance is reserved for professionals working in the textile-clothing, accessory and furnishing sectors, such as:
businessmen · managers and top managers · buying offices · import-export managers · stylists · fashion designers consultants · international retailers
Advantages and services
reserved for Filo visitors
Filo’s goal is to make the visit to the trade show an effective business opportunity. Therefore, services and initiatives reserved for visitors are consistent with our aims and the show’s b2b highly oriented strategy
an online magazine with news and updates concerning Filo and exhibiting companies, plus “all you have to know” about the textile world. Not to be missed by exhibitors, buyers and leading professionals
the core of four pre-show events in Biella, Milan, Prato and Paris, the product development proposals by Gianni Bologna are also available online before and after the exhibition, to be viewed and analyzed at ease
During the trade show
close to the trade-show venue
mandatory pre-registration on the site and possession of the badge at the entrance
Filo Badge is strictly personal and bears holder’s full name. Different badge colours for visitors, exhibitors, journalists and staff make it easy to identify one another, fostering business relationship
Exhibitors Guide Book
it’s for free and it is the simplest way to select worth visiting stands and look for new potential suppliers
an evocative setting where to get a glimpse of companies’ new proposals, plus information about the stand where to find them. For visitors, a natural starting point for the visit in Filo
Quick Delivery Point
located within the Trends Area, it presents a range of ready stock yarns produced by exhibiting companies.
MiCo Milano Congress Centre
Via Gattamelata, 5 · Gate 16 · 20149 Milan.
A district full of opportunities
The MiCo Milano Convention Centre is right in front of the new Citylife district. The urban project that re-shaped the Portello area with the iconic architectures of its skyscrapers, residential buildings and shopping mall.
In close proximity of MiCo there are more than 1600 sleeping rooms distributed in hotels from the 3 to the 5 stars. Bars, restaurants and coffee houses complete the offer of services available within walking distance from the main entrances of the convention centre.
The Citylife park, right in front of MiCo, is the ideal space where to spend some spare time during the events happening at the convention centre.