At ceramitec 2003, to be held September 16-20 in Munich, Germany, the majority of leading Italian companies in the sector will be assembled in TechGate, a collective exhibit organized by Acimac (the Italian Ceramic Plant and Machinery Manufacturers Association). TechGate will feature a total of 56 exhibitors and cover an area of 2700 square meters in hall B3. Designed to recreate a typical Italian piazza, the exhibit area will be complete with catering areas, five internet points and a full range of trade show services. "The Italian ceramic machinery sector has established an extremely strong commercial presence in all international markets, making it essential to monitor them constantly," said Paolo Gambuli, Acimac's director. "We therefore need to identify a joint strategy for the sector that will assure companies the maximum return from their participation at trade shows for the lowest possible investments."