New program gives designers chance to attend Cersaie

Ceramics of Italy is now accepting applications for its inaugural Destination: CERSAIE | Bologna program. This new initiative is organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and EdiCer SpA (the organizers of Cersaie) with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Trade Agency. North American architects and designers are invited to apply for the chance to attend a 5-day, CEU-accredited trip to Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna, for CERSAIE – the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings – taking place from September 27 – October 1, 2021 at the Bologna Exhibition Centre.

Selected trade professionals will be invited to join a VIP delegation of journalists, architects, and designers from North America. The group will enjoy a guided tour of the show to see the newest products, trends, and innovations in Italian tile and gain opportunities to connect with manufacturer representatives.

The selected applicants will also be treated to local cultural experiences in and around Bologna, including a special trip outside of the city to visit an Italian tile factory and historic balsamic vinegar producer. Ceramics of Italy will cover expenses for a four-night hotel stay (September 26 – September 30) and main cabin flight.

The program is open to all North American specifiers working in architecture and design studios. Applicants must fill out a questionnaire regarding their firm, projects, and why they wish to attend CERSAIE at The deadline to apply is August 6, 2021.