The venue
Rimini Expo Centre, designed by Hamburg´s Studio GMP and inaugurated in 2001, is located at the north end of the town, in a total area of 460,000 square metres (160,000 of which are landscaped), and has an on-site railway station on the Milan-Bari line and a helicopter landing area. Laid out on one level, the expo centre has three entrances, 173,000 square metres of useable space, 113,000 of gross expo space, 60,000 square metres of services, 16 halls all on ground floor, air-conditioned and able to be blacked out, 20 modular conference rooms, a business centre, three press rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 free-flow eateries, 10 food service points and parking space for 11,000 cars.