Sustainable, Smart, Inclusive and Safe: The Building of the Future is on Stage at Miba, at Fiera Milano from 15 November

Four events - GEE-Global Elevator Exhibition, horizontal and vertical mobility event; ME-MADE expo, the construction industry event; SBE-SMART BUILDING EXPO, the integrated technology event and SICUREZZA, the security & fire event - to present building innovation. More than 1250 exhibitors from 41 countries, 8 pavilions, 420 hosted buyers: the numbers of a successful collaboration. More than 250 events including conferences, seminars and master lectures: value-added training at the service of professionals Scenario: building from energy-intensive to zero-emission.

The first edition of MIBA-Milan International Building Alliance, the format hosting four events with the evolution of architecture and the city as their common denominator, will be held at Fiera Milano (Rho) starting 15 November. GEE-Global Elevator Exhibition, the new project dedicated to horizontal and vertical mobility, ME-MADE Expo, the leading international event for innovative and sustainable solutions for buildings and enclosures, SBE-SMART BUILDING EXPO, Italy's reference event for home and building automation and technological integration, and SICUREZZA, Italy's leading event and one of the most important in Europe for security & fire.

The figures are impressive: 8 pavilions, more than 1250 companies from 41 countries, with most of them coming from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and China.

An event that will attract to Milan tens of thousands of trade operators, in addition to the 420 hosted buyers from 74 countries, coming from the 5 continents (34% from Europe; 20% from Africa; 12% from the Middle East; 10% from North America; 8% from Central and South America; 8% from Asia 8%; 6% from CIS countries 6% and 2% from Oceania), highly profiled and selected by Fiera Milano in collaboration with ICE-ITA Agency (the Italian Trade Commission). The largest delegations will come from the United States, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Georgia, 

Simona Greco, Fiera Milano's Global Exhibitions Director said, “Milan International Building Alliance has reached and exceeded the numerical target we set, but it is above all a successful project in terms of the power it represents. In a world where markets and professionals are increasingly called upon to interact and communicate with a shared design approach, we have also chosen to participate in this evolution, contributing to the development of positive synergies; the leading Italian and international companies that have chosen to be present, sharing MIBA's philosophy and goals, are proof of how central the project is”.

The scenario: changing buildings and cities

The building sector plays a major role in the energy transition and sustainable evolution of our cities, if we consider that, within the European Union, 40% of the polluting emissions, 50% of the extraction of raw materials, 40-50% of the total energy consumption, 30% of water consumption and 30% of waste production are linked to buildings. Moreover, in Italy as in Europe, 35% of buildings are more than 50 years old, almost 75% are energetically inefficient and only 1% of buildings are renewed every year.

According to data compiled by Politecnico di Milano, the drivers of development in the construction sector - a key sector for the economy, which currently generates around 9% of Europe's GDP and accounts for 18 million direct jobs - will be investments aimed at fostering green development and achieving the goal of Zero Emissions Building. SMEs in particular will benefit considerably from the strengthening of the renovation market, since they contribute more than 70% of the added value of the EU construction sector.

Starting from a stock of about 30 billion square metres, the European building stock is estimated to increase by about 50% by 2050, while about 5 billion square metres will be demolished to make room for new developments.

Nevertheless, the big challenge is the renovation market, which will benefit from the energy retrofit market. In this area, the current volume of business is estimated at around €120 billion/year, but, thanks to the implemented strategies, it is expected to increase considerably over the next few years to an estimated €275 billion/year.

MIBA-Milan International Building Alliance is part of this process, which with its cross-sectoral offer will provide an all-round overview of the technologies, processes, solutions, materials and products involved in creating low environmental impact, smart, safe and accessible buildings and cities.


More than 250 scheduled conferences and events will offer a unique training opportunity for professionals visiting the exhibition. Conferences, seminars and workshops will address the most important topics for the sectors in question, divided along three lines: sustainability, innovation and regulations.

The Building Innovation Forum dedicated to the future of cities through innovation, quality of life, sustainability and public-private partnerships will open MIBA, bringing together experts from the international scene, representatives of institutions and key market players, with the aim of sharing current trends and possible scenarios, by recounting the best practices and most advanced practices of recent years.


Sustainability will not only be one of the key themes of MIBA's programme, but also a distinctive feature of the event.

In line with the Group's Sustainability Plan and its Mission, Fiera Milano has launched a process to measure the carbon footprint generated by its events. This edition of MIBA fits concretely into this virtuous path which has involved measuring the CO2 emissions generated by the event according to a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact generated and undertaking targeted efficiency-boosting actions that will make MIBA part of the path towards the carbon neutrality of events by 2050.


The 4 MIBA exhibitions:

  • GEE-Global Elevator Exhibition, horizontal and vertical mobility event. Fiera Milano, 15-17 November 2023
  • ME-MADE expo, Italy’s leading event for the construction industry. Fiera Milano, 15-18 November 2023
  • SICUREZZA, the leading event in Italy and among the most important in Europe for security&fire. Fiera Milano, 15-17 November 2023
  • SMART BUILDING EXPO, Italy's reference event for home and building automation and technological integration. Fiera Milano, 15-17 November 2023

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