From Realtà Mapei International n° 74 - 5/6/2019
Ready to get back on track
This issue of Realtà Mapei International is very “Italian”, but not exclusively“Italian”.
At a time of great global economic uncertainty and a general tendency to close ranks that many nations are showing, Italy has the chance to express its full economic-cultural potential.
It is a nation of great excellence, with champions in many sectors of industry and manufacturing. The construction industry, which has historically been a driving force behind the nation, could play a central role in a new period of growth. We are opening this issue by casting an eye across the Italian building market: leading players in the industry met together over recent weeks at Made Expo trade fair in Milan, showing they are ready for change in the name of innovation, sustainability and technology.In this context, Mapei presented an extensive “package”of new solutions to meet the demands of any body operating in the industry.
The 10th anniversary of the earthquake in L’Aquila (CentralItaly) in 2009 is a chance to take stock of the (still very incomplete) reconstruction programme under way and the many issues still unresolved. We have taken a look at the projects already carried out and those still to be implemented in the Abruzzo region, which extend to two other tragedies: the earthquakes in the Emilia region in 2012 and Central Italy in 2016.
Obviously, we have not overlooked Mapei’s operations abroad with aspecial focus on Turkey, where the Group has left its “signature” on another prestigious project to supply materials and products to help build the new Istanbul Airport, which, once it is fully operational, will be the biggest hub in the world.
In our quest to find the latest trends that are changing our lifestyle and customs, we have spotted a further opportunity for nations to develop in their museum industry and culture in general. The number of visitors and takings at museums, a heritage unique of its kind, continued to rise in the latest few years. Mapei has not just helped renovate or build important exhibition facilities, it has always considered art to be part of its business “philosophy”. Art and culture alongside all its other realms of action (starting with its commitment to sport); you will find all these matters examined in this latest issue of Realtà Mapei International.
Enjoy your reading everybody.