TECNA 2021: a new direction for an updated event!

This year will bring a major change of pace and direction for a show that is looking to the future while remaining faithful to its successful tradition. From this edition onwards, Tecna (the new name of the historic Tecnargilla) intends to reaffirm its role as a global benchmark in the field of surface production technologies capable of responding to the transformations that are in progress in terms of aesthetics, production and applications, as emphasised by the new slogan “How to make it”.

These are the most significant changes:

  • Duration of the in-person exhibition reduced to four days, from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 1 October 2021
  • New exhibition layout to facilitate access for exhibitors and visitors and allow the exhibition spaces to be redistributed → discover the new layout
  • Destination management programme and B2B meetings with interna­tional buyers, both in-person in the exhibition centre and on our digital platform

New Safe business protocols: https://en.tecnaexpo.com/exhibit/organise-your-participation/safebusiness



Tecna will keep participating companies regularly updated on transport and international mobility protocols and will assist international buyers visiting the event.

  • Collaboration with the government is in progress with the aim of establishing “green corridors” that will enable visitors to travel to Italy to attend the exhibition.
  • «In order to open the country to international tourism, the Italian government will be forced to review some of the rules currently in place. The first is the decree concerning entry requirements into Italy for people travelling from abroad, which expires on 15 May. The current rules require a swab test on arrival followed by a 5-day quarantine period and then a further swab test for people travelling from the EU or the UK. The only difference for people arriving from non-EU countries is that the quarantine period lasts for 10 days instead of 5. Entry to Italy from Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is not permitted for any reason. To enter Italy from other EU countries, the UK or Israel, travellers will now only need to follow the same rules that apply for travel to Italian regions in orange or red zones.

Another source of optimism is the statement made by Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on the expansion of Covid-free flights from overseas, as well as the intention to eliminate quarantine requirements for travellers from the USA while adopting the same criteria (swab test, vaccination or recovery from Covid) by mid-June. The government is aiming to reopen soon to all countries that have achieved a high level of vaccination coverage and is currently working to establish a suitable parameter. [Source: Il Sole 24 Ore]

  • A 24-hour task force will be set up to respond to and assist international visitors → Contact us for more info
  • According to the current Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March, which is still in force, quarantine measures are not required for stays in Italy of less than 120 hours
  • Information for travelers can be found at the link of the Italian Ministry of Health: → COVID-19 – TRAVELLERS