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Covid-19 Update

The MARCA Bologna 2023 edition will be hosted as face-to-face trade fair between the dates 18.01.2023 and 19.01.2023. The Bologna Fiere in Bologna, Italy, will be the host venue for the trade show. Strict Covid-19 safety measures will be implemented, including the social distance policy. Participants should note that they will be required to present papers such as negative testing results upon arrival in Italy due to the applied travel bans.

A Brief Overview of Marca Bologna

Marca Bologna occupies a unique position within the Italian private label industry. It is a focal point for companies within the regional market to network and conduct business. It is additionally a jumping point for the rest of Europe to build bridges with major distributors and retailers. There is much to be experienced at Marca Bologna as the international exhibition is divided into three major sectors – Food, Non-Food and Packaging.

GETA ltd enhances your experience at Marca Bologna with hotel accommodation selected with you in mind. It’s important to deliver the right price and the right location, so GETA ltd services every single price point and always searches properties close to the exhibition grounds. It takes us a single workday to select hotel rooms near BolognaFiere and send them to your inbox. Not only do you benefit from a short commute with speedy public transport connections, but you also make great savings.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

There are many advantages to exhibiting at Marca Bologna. It’s the first trade show in the calendar of BolognaFiere and the first for the entire sector – so you start the fiscal year with a strong push in business networking. Marca Bologna also focuses only on products of the highest tier, and the numbers are strong:

  • 32 countries send trade delegations;
  • 740+ international exhibitors showcase;
  • 10,000+ international trade visitors make the trip;
  • 19,000+ sq. m. of exhibition space is used.

Industry Relevance

The Italian private label sector has ways to go before stopping its growth, and this is reflected in how much Marca Bologna has grown with each subsequent edition since its inauguration in 2009. The last edition marked an improvement by nearly 20% in all possible criteria from exhibitors to trade visitors. The international exhibition runs for two days once a year at BolognaFiere at the start of January and sets the tone for the rest of the year. One of the biggest selling points of Marca Bologna is the wealth of its product offering. Product groups include household and leisure products, pet products, technical press and associations, general merchandising, food products, feminine, adult and baby care products, packaging solutions and service companies.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Marca Bologna caters to high-end brands and looks to connect them with large-scale distributors and senior buyers. ADM, the Italian Grocery Retail Association, runs support and together with the official organisers have managed to increase the presence of household names. Companies at the exhibition include Auchan, C3, Crai, Unes, Simply, Sun, Panorama, Carrefour and – all of which are part of the Technical Committee that influence part of the programming. There’s also a strong technical aspect to the programming at Marca Bologna, which can be seen in the MARCA TECH feature – a technical project that targets the packaging and logistics sectors.

Past editions

marca Bologna 2022

12.04.2022 - 13.04.2022

marca Bologna


Trade Visitors




m2 of event space

Cancelled because of COVID 19

How to get to MARCA

On Foot

On Foot

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – not advisable

Bologna Central Railway Station – 26 mins via Via Ferrarese


By Car

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – 10 mins via Tangenziale nord di Bologna

Bologna Central Railway Station – 8 mins via S.da Statale Porrettana/SS64


By Public Transport

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – 50 mins via transport 35 and then 944

Bologna Central Railway Station – 13 mins via transports 35 or 39

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