Fiera Millenaria di Gonzaga
The origins of the Fiera Millenaria (Millennial Fair) date back to 1490, when Francesco II Gonzaga, Lord of Mantua, was unharmed after being abruptly thrown from his horse on the way to Reggiolo.
Grateful to the Virgin for the narrow escape, the Marquis wanted to dedicate a day of celebration to the Virgin Mary (September 8th), and decided to hold a fair around the Convent of Gonzaga to celebrate his good fortune with the trade of goods without taxes or duties.
Millennial Fair Gonzaga Srl was officially founded as a limited liability company in 1997, partnered with the City of Gonzaga, the Province of Mantua, the Chamber of Commerce of Mantua, the Cattle Farmers Association of Mantova, Banca MPS and Consortium Oltrepo Mantovano.
Since then the trade fair organization has continued to grow, maintaining its strong ties to agricultural and rural farming, animal husbandry, agro-food, agro-technology, sustainable construction, hunting, and fishing which continue to be areas of interest in the borderland between Mantua, Reggio Emilia and Modena, in the heart of the Po Valley.
The Exhibition Centre and Congress Venue
The Exhibition Centre has a total exhibition area of 120,000 square meters of which 12,000 covered, 50,000 square meters of parking, a multipurpose hall, spaces for cultural and artistic events in a conference center which offers a meeting room with 130 seats and two workshop rooms (15 / 30 seats).
There is also a self-service restaurant, a pizzeria and two bars, distributed in strategic points of the structure that provide catering and offer different levels of quality and price.
Fiera Millenaria srl works to promote the strategic positioning of the companies, so that they can find partners able to appreciate the strengths.
We have hosted more than 20 events last year for a total of more than 250,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, numbers that show growth despite the general trends in the industry.
We also offer our expertise to promote the quality and specificity of the territory by the organization of events, outside of the fairgrounds: we promote events in many towns of the Mantua territory.
With the experience gained in recent years and the quality of the events hosted, Fiera Millenaria has become a point of reference for local businesses as well as for the general public, who year after year eagerly attend our events.
More information on https://www.fieramillenaria.it/