The concrete and precast industry from all over Europe will meet at the SAIE in Bologna, Italy, from 5 - 8 October 2011, in order to gather valuable up-to-date information both at the extensive exhibition and in the accompanying conference programme. The SAIE is Italy’s largest trade fair for construction, the building industry and architecture. Last year around 170,000 trade visitors came to Bologna to make contact with the approximately 1500 exhibiting companies and to gather information. This year once again, two entire exhibition halls as well as a special part of the outdoor area will be organised under the motto SAIE PRECAST TECHNOLOGIES. This area will cover a total of 20,000 sq. metres. In addition, technical lectures will be offered through the cooperation with ICCX under the brand name ‘ICCX Europe’, and in the context of TIPAS (The International Precast Associations Summit) the leading concrete and precast associations will discuss possible cooperations as well as optimisation strategies for their association work.