The 23rd C.I.C. show will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019.
The reasons behind the success of the Milan event are many. Firstly, there is the show’s traditional location. The city of Milan has the great advantage of being easily accessible, served by direct flights from Europe and every other continent.
Its tourism infrastructure and international disposition allow exhibitors, as well as collectors and other visitors, to enjoy a pleasant stay on a variety of levels. Milan boasts a reputation for being a dynamic city, the Italian business and fashion capital, friendly and welcoming. Our show customarily takes place over the last weekend in November, when the city is already geared up for pre-Christmas shopping, just one more reason to visit Lombardy’s capital.
The Marriott Hotel, which has always hosted our show, offers one of the city’s most prestigious exhibition spaces in terms of atmosphere and architecture. The Hotel allows knifemakers and visitors to make use of spaces and services that help to make their time at the show more pleasant, a detail of no small importance.
Displaying a philosophy that goes against grain, the C.I.C.’s Board of Directors has chosen to limit participation in the show exclusively to makers of handcrafted knives. This characteristic, which makes the show almost unique in the world, has given rise to an even greater interest on the part of collectors, who come from all over the world. The quality of the exhibitors is truly outstanding. Not only are the Italian Masters of an excellent calibre, but their skilful juxtaposition alongside foreign Masters makes for highly interesting competition.
What’s more, recent years have seen the show play host to an exhibition of collectors’ knives, featuring blades crafted by the founding fathers of artistic knife making (Randall, Schmidt, Moran), made available for the occasion by Italian and foreign collectors, whose generosity contributes to the importance of the show.
With the passing years, all of these factors have helped to create the warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes the Milan show stand out, contributing to its excellent reputation.
The C.I.C. Board of Directors
Contact information for booking rooms at the Milan Marriott Hotel
Tel.: +39 02-48521 Fax: +39 02-4852287