Thematic drivers of Connext

Confindustria has identified 4 key thematic drivers for business growth. The drivers are development hubs through which companies can better profile on the Marketplace while activating the matching for B2B meetings.


Smart Factory

Smart Factories are innovative, sustainable and interconnected industries using the 4.0 technologies. Smart factories use manufacturing innovative technologies, they improve man-machine-environment interconnection in real time, and promote digitalization through the whole value chain.


Sustainable planet

Sustainability is one of the greatest drivers guiding policies, innovation strategies and investments. New projects must seek solutions aimed at modernizing constructions, transports, logistics and infrastructures, in order to ensure an increasingly efficient and effective use of resources and to enhance our cultural and landscape heritage.


People at the heart of progress

By expanding their research and innovation activities, companies are seizing new investment opportunities, developing new products and services, in a number of sectors ranging from fashion to food, from education to health and life sciences.


Cities of the future

Cities are at the heart of economic and social development. Cities are now facing the biggest challenges in terms of energy self-sufficiency and urban regeneration, while focusing on the improvement of the environmental sustainability, the accessibility of services and the quality of life of their citizens.


Built on the successful experience of the last edition, Connext 2020 strengthens its international dimension opening up to all foreign companies interested in participating.

Companies from Mediterranean countries, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and from the European Union are expected to join the event as focus areas for the development of private-private partnerships.

Who Can Attend

Connext is an industry partnership meeting event open to all companies falling in the target sectors.

Why Attend

Meet Potential Business Partners through the B2B Matchmaking Platform.

Why Exhibit

SHOWCASE your products, equipment and services to highly-targeted industry professionals
BENEFIT from the B2B Matchmaking Platform to find the right business partner
GAIN exposure for your product or service
BUILD Relationships with Prospects
EDUCATE attendees on your products or services
EXPAND your business network into Italy

Are you a foreign company?

Profile your company on the digital Marketplace and join Connext on 27 and 28 February in Milan for free!

Foreign companies are welcome to join the large Connext matching network creating their own B2B meeting agenda with companies of interest having a reserved Table within the International Companies Area.


Participate as Visitor with B2B

'Visitors with B2B' can participate as Visitors with the possibility of requesting business meetings. Visitors with B2Bs can organize a maximum of ten meetings in total (5 for each day of the event). 'Visitors with B2Bs' will not have their profile visible on the Marketplace but their profile will be visible for the companies to whom they will request the meeting.

Foreign companies are welcome to join the large Connext matching network creating their own B2B meeting agenda with companies of interest having a reserved Table within the International Companies Area.



Participate as a Visitor to take part to Connext on 27 - 28 February


Useful Information

Pedestrian access is in Viale Eginardo – Gate 2
Access with private car is in Via B. Colleoni - Gate 12 A
Free Parking is available for a max. of 200 cars (subject to availability).
Pay Parking is available in Viale Ludovico Scarampo.

Metro – take line 5 “Lilla” and stop at Portobello.

Exhibitors can purchase, within and no later than 21st February, a Lunch box at the price of 25,00€ (VAT included) through their company profile page.
The Lunch box will be delivered to their Table / Booth during the 2 days of the Event.

Click below to see a selection of Hotels nearby MiCO – Milan Convention Center



In cooperation with:

BUSINESSMED - Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises in cooperation with CONFINDUSTRIA - General Confederation of the Italian Industry - organise the 2nd edition of the MED BUSINESS DAYS 2020 focusing on "Business operators role in boosting economic Diasporas in the Mediterranean" on February 27th and 28th 2020 in Milano.

Read more

The past edition of Connext: facts and figures of a success story


Italian and International companies on the Marketplace


participants among entrepreneurs, managers, start-uppers, institutions, entities and stakeholders


B2B meetings at MiCo


users on the Connext’s platform since January 2019




company presentation
& speed pitches


people reached by the digital communication


Il Marketplace sarà presto aperto, stiamo raccogliendo le adesioni per la prossima edizione, iscriviti anche tu e entra a fare parte della grande vetrina di Connext.