Koinè is the World Fair for Church Supplies, liturgical and ecclesiastical art, taking place every 2 years, usually after Easter-time, in the Vicenza Fairgrounds, north East of Italy.
Serving the ecclesiastical market worldwide
In the jewel of renaissance Vicenza, north east of Italy, since 1989, Koinè gathers together the worldwide industry: distribution channel and Church players, craftsmen, artists, designers, church architects, combined with THE highest quality manufacture labeled made in Italy and the leading international suppliers.
Koinè Fair serves the global catholic market and it’s the place where to scout for new, authentic products your customers need: first quality production exclusively made in Italy, the foremost international church manufacturers, suppliers, craftsmen, artists, designers, architects, religious institutions representatives.
The show not only represents an important trade event, but also an observatory on the trends in the languages and the styles of the liturgical design, on the linguistic guidelines relating to the design of churches and on the renewal of sacred spaces.
A not-to-be missed appointment
18 - 21 April, 2015
Worldwide there is no other trade show that covers the whole of the religious industry in such breadth and depht: figures speak for themselves.
Buyers and traders from all over the world are coming to Vicenza to meet with church manufacturers showcasing new, contemporary and classic products and services and to learn and get inspired about the latest liturgical trends and designs in sacred art and furniture, technical apparels and ecclesiastical supplies. 360 exhibitors booked 22,000 sqm of exhibit ground in 2013 edition and presented the complete spectrum of products and services for churches and the global distribution channels. 20% of them were international, thus the leading European manufacturers where all represented.
Koinè Research. Over 20 years of scientific research on sacred art, liturgical trends, renovation and reneval.
Koinè Fair consists of 4 days of exhibition and conferences. A unique formula conceived to meet visitors purchasing needs for high-caliber church supplies and educational needs for trends, keynotes, tracks, for the episcopate, church leaders, architects, liturgists and specialists.
Design monographic exhibitions and 4 study days trainingsguided by the Italian National Conference of Bishops and the major local Dioceses set new standards and define the liturgical trends for architects, designers and manufacturers.
Manufacturers, craftsmen, artisans, religiousinstitutions, church suppliers and religious vendors.
The Fair Koinè confirms itself as the landmark for the religious industry, convincing in all aspects: more exhibitors, more visitors and higher degree of internationalism and professionalism.
Koinè 2011 featured over 320 exhibitors giving the chance to 12.000 visitors attending coming from the 5 continents to discover and compare the full spectrum of new products you could not see anywhere else.
Fair superiority reflected in the increasing number of vendors exhibiting, decision-makers and key players attending and in the improvement the fair visitor’s quality.
There’s no other event worldwide that covers the whole of the religious industry community in such breadth and depth, thus connecting its players.
Last fair figures (march 2011) count 13.000 visitors from 56 countries networking for 4 days under the same roof with 320 exhibitors, of which 20% international.
To assist our international attendees in maximizing their time prior to and during the fair we service them with the following tools: Pre-screening business opportunities and networking facilities; reserved accreditation desk at the entrance; welcome packages; free translation service in English, Spanish, French, German; free internet access at the media center; on site hotel and travel reservations; special discounts on a selection of restaurants and on museum entry tickets in downtown Vicenza.
Under the patronage of
The Koinè Fair is organized under the patronage of the major Italian religious and civil institutions.
The national Conference of Bishops, the monthly magazine of S. Antonio da Padova the Messaggero di S. Antonio and the cooperation of the most relevant religious institutions.