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The fairs and events of interest to Rimini have been strong tourist attractions for the city for decades now. These initiatives, in fact, bring on the riviera romagnola numerous insiders as well as the merely curious.
The busy exhibition calendar affecting the Palacongressi and the Rimini Trade Fair (Expo Rimini) is a great showcase for this city where some of the most well-known events in Italy and abroad are held, such as the Sigep (International Exhibition of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Artisan Bakery and Coffee) or the Rimini Wellness (Fitness, wellness and sports).

Trade fair events in Rimini

Rimini hosts trade fairs and conferences dedicated to various sectors: drink&food, fitness&wellness, fruit & vegetables, aviculture and cuniculture, tourism, architecture, technology , gaming and entertainment.

The following is a calendar of the main fairs held at Rimini Fairs.

  • Sigep, January
  • AB tech Expo, January
  • Beer&Food Attraction, February
  • BBTech Expo, February
  • Enada Spring, March
  • Rimini Amusemente, March
  • Key Energy, Marzo
  • Mir Tech, April
  • Macfrut Digital, April
  • Expodental Meeting, Maggio
  • Rimini Wellness, Giugno
  • TTG. Travel Experience, Ottobre
  • Both. Ospitality Design, Ottobre
  • Sun. Beach&Outdoor Style, Ottobre
  • Ecomondo, Novembre

The Palacongressi, on the other hand, is often the site of conferences or conventions for clients such as Coca-Cola HBC Italia, Disney, FIAT, Generali, Intesa San Paolo, Jean Louis David, State Police, Siemens, and Woolrich.

Rimini as a trade fair capital

What has existed, for years now, between Rimini and trade shows is an important link. As early as the postwar period, in fact, exhibitions dedicated mainly to the hotel industry were held in the city. Over the years, the growth of the events and the rate of internationality of the events led first to the birth of theEnte Autonomo Fiera di Rimini (1972) and then to the construction of a new fairgrounds north of the city.
Le strutture principali sede di eventi fieristici sono la fiera di Rimini e il Palacongressi.

Rimini Expo Centre

Rimini Expo Centre, built in record time and completed in 2001, was further expanded in 2017. It is one of the largest fairgrounds in Italy with 24 modular halls and 189,00 square meters of usable area.

The Palacongressi

Near the center of Rimini, the Palacongressi has 39 halls that accommodate up to 90,000 people.
Conferences, congresses and training seminars are often held here.

Congresses at the hotel

Rimini is a city with a strong tourist vocation, but also, as already underlined, an important center for events, fairs and congresses.
Often it is the hotels that host meetings or conferences, offering spacious halls and the possibility of being surrounded by all the comforts.
The Hotel Imperiale Rimini & SPA has 5 meeting and conference rooms; well-kept spaces with state-of-the-art equipment and technology with wifi connection and technical assistance during the event. 


The hotel also allows you to use extra services such as the hostess service, technical equipment rental, floral decorations e photographer.
In this exclusive location a few steps from the sea you can also organize corporate lunches or dinners by taking advantage of customizable packages.

Where to stay during Rimini's fairs.

Conferences, events, trade shows and meetings are occasions that bring hundreds of people to Rimini as industry insiders or interested in attending specific events.
In these circumstances, the choice of the structure in which to stay is important. In fact, the hotels must not be far from the Palacongressi or the Rimini Fair and must have all the comforts to experience these moments without stress.
The Hotel Imperiale Rimini and SPA, in Marina Centro, is a few minutes from the main trade fair locations, four steps from the sea and very close to the city’s most important tourist attractions.

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