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03/12/2013 14.55.30
RIMINI FIERA GROUP: 2013 PRELIMINARY BALANCE FIGURES ANNOUNCED (SPA SHOWS A PROFIT AND LESS DEBT)
WITH THE SCENARIO FOR 2014 (A YEAR THAT WILL HAVE A 2.6 MILLION EURO INCREASE)
. Rimini, 3rd December 2013 – The 2013 preliminary balance figures and 2014 scenario for Rimini Fiera Group were the key points at today´s press conference held by Chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni.

2013 PRELIMINARY BALANCE FIGURES
Rimini Fiera Group ended 2013 with a preliminary turnover of 62.4 million euros (turnover was 71.6 million in 2012), an EBITDA of 8.1 million euros (in line with the 2012 result) and a consolidated net loss of approximately 1.9 million euros (the loss was 570,000 euros in 2012). Analyzing the 2008-2013 period (i.e. the years hit by the crisis) the overall result on the contrary shows a rise of 1.4 million euros.
The Group´s debt, almost all due to the realization and work on the new expo centre (which, it must be remembered, cost 300 million euros, only 40 of which came from public funds) dropped further to 18.4 million euros (it was 19.4 in 2012).
The group leader, Rimini Fiera SpA, ended 2013 with a preliminary balance of 35.9 million euros (2012 production value was 41.5 million), an EBITDA of 7.1 million (7.3 million in 2012) and an operating profit of 320,000 euros (910,000 euros in 2012).
In 2013, Rimini Fiera was attended by a total of 7,284 exhibitors (7,854 in 2012) and 1,725,187 visitors (1,801,551 in 2012): 720,268 square metres of exhibit space were sold (969,392 in 2012).
Media coverage of Rimini Fiera SpA and its expos by radio, TV, daily papers, periodicals and social networks – obtained thanks to media relations activity alone - reached 640 million gross contacts.
For Lorenzo Cagnoni ´2013 was the year of the great SIGEP, which further expanded its showcase with the new A. B. TECH EXPO, bringing the entire artisan bakery trade to Rimini. Also connected with the great SIGEP, in 2013 Rimini Fiera and Carpigiani launched the international Gelato World Tour project, which staged dates in Rome, Valencia and Melbourne and will end in September 2014, significantly with the Rimini date, after being held in Dubai, Austin, Shanghai and Berlin.
2013 was also the year in which two key agreements took concrete form, one with ANEV, which brought the wind energy sector to Rimini, with KEYWIND alongside KEY ENERGY, and the other with the ANFIA, thanks to which ECOMONDO hosted the return of the SAL.VE waste vehicle expo. Also in 2013, there was the start-up of the H2R sustainable mobility expo, with the participation of the major car manufacturers. The hub of expos dedicated to the environment is strong solid and continually expanding and precisely in the past year performed excellently, also hosting the States General of the Green Economy for the second consecutive year. In this context, I´d also like to remind that Rimini Fiera is considered Europe´s greenest expo centre.´

FOR 2014, THE GROUP´S BUDGET ESTIMATE SHOWS 2.6 MILLION EUROS PROFITS
IN MARCH 2014, A LARGE NEW SPORTS EVENT. THE WORLD OF COFFEE IS COMING TO RIMINI. IT´S THE YEAR OF TECNARGILLA.


Regarding 2014, Rimini Fiera chairmen announced: ´It will be decisive, the budget estimate shows a profit of 2.6 million euros. An extraordinary result, depending on one hand on the reduction of costs, but above all on the outcome of the project that we have steadily built up through time, with the aim of protecting our leading expos from the crisis with strategies, alliances and actions that enabled us to take them through the country´s negative situation and even strengthen them. I believe SIGEP, ECOMONDO, TECNARGILLA, RIMINIWELLNESS and TTG, to only mention the best-known and clearest examples, speak for themselves regarding this.´
We shall open the expo year with a SIGEP in great shape, alongside which we shall hold RHEX RISTORAZIONE, thus completing this sector´s chain; SIGEP 2014 will also feature the start-up of RIMINI COFFEE EXPO.
The hospitality part of RHEX will be held at SIA GUEST, which in 2014 we shall present alongside the great TTG, an operation that has met with the approval of associations and companies. And, also simultaneously with TTG, there will be the return of the IBE INTERNATIONAL BUS EXPO. Therefore, TTG not only confirms its international leadership, but also becomes even more comprehensive and expands into adjoining and complementary sectors.
I also have pleasure in stressing the fact that in 2014 we shall hold an even more spectacular edition of RIMINIWELLNESS, in terms of content, business and interaction with the local area.
In June a new international event will make Rimini the world´s coffee capital: it is the World of Coffee, the huge travelling event that is the sector´s leader and this year we have Ôconquered´, routing the candidature of large capitals: it features an expo part, the Barista Championship and an international Symposium on coffee.
Also on the international front, I´d like to anticipate the fact that in 2014 ECOMONDO will be in Istanbul for the fifth year for REW, the huge environment expo.
2014 will also be the year of the biennial TECNARGILLA, for which we recently signed a contract with the key association - ACIMAC - that ensures that the expo will be held in Rimini until 2024.
I´ll finish these anticipations with the announcement of a new event on our calendar, scheduled for March and regarding the basketball world. Details will be given very shortly in an upcoming press release that will highlight the value of this new event.´



PRESS CONTACTS: Rimini Fiera SpA communication Services, press@riminifiera.it
manager: Elisabetta Vitali; press office coordinator: Marco Forcellini; press staff: Nicoletta Evangelist and Alessandro Caprio; Italian corporate media consultant: Cesare Trevisani ´Nuova Comunicazione Associati´; Foreign corporate consultant: Ingrid Moesges Nisi.




Press release n° 1 of the 03/12/2013 14.55.30