It is Tissue, The Italian Technology Experience

Lucca, June 22-30, 2013

It is Tissue The Italian Technology Experience – Lucca from the 22nd to the 30th of June – is not a trade fair, not a festival, nor is it a convention. It is a special event created by the Tissue Italy Network, made up of 12 leading Italian equipment suppliers for the tissue industry, which every three years will bring together clients and companies and provide them with a unique insight into each of the member companies’ own technological innovations. The Open House formula will allow participants to immerge themselves into the Network’s world of production starting in Lucca, Italy’s most important tissue capital, through the packaging Valley in Bologna and Reggio Emilia, all the way to the northern city of Lecco. In order to analyze fundamental business aspects and global economic trends in tissue, a plenary Forum will become a meeting and debate table amongst the public and some of the greatest global experts in tissue who will be joined by the voices of renown economists of the same level, opinion leaders and international journalists.

Technology and more

To make the event even more captivating and dynamic «IT’s Tissue» will offer cultural experiences, which will be held in the enchanting, historical center of Lucca, specifically organized for participants beginning with an exhibit of one of the greatest photographers of the Twentieth Century, Henri Cartier-Bresson, followed by the concert of a world famous pop star. Every night, in the remarkable Piazza Anfiteatro, international jazz artists will perform live. And what event would it be in the city of Puccini, without concerts dedicated to this grand composer: every day in the Basilica di San Giovanni one will be able to attend recitals, a selection of operas and special concerts.

This artistic experience will be completed with visits to the Paper Museum in Pescia as well as other museums in the province of Lucca, including those in the heart of the marble caves of Carrara to discover the secrets of Michelangelo and in the historical foundries of Pietrasanta where the world’s greatest sculptors have worked and continue to work till this day. Itineraries will be dedicated to physical and internal wellness with the «white nights» at Spas, shopping at the outlets of the most well-known brands in Italian fashion and wine and oil tastings in wineries and agriculture companies in the area.

To learn the names of member companies and board of directors, please visit