Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and EdiCer SpA (the organizers of Cersaie) are pleased to announce the second edition of the Destination: Cersaie | Bologna program. Now open for applications, the initiative, organized by Ceramics of Italy, gives North American architects and designers the chance to win a five-day, CEU-accredited trip to Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna, to attend Cersaie—the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - taking place September 26 - September 30, 2022, at the Bologna Exhibition Centre.

Selected industry professionals will be invited to join a delegation of journalists, architects, and designers from across North America. The group will be taken on a guided tour of the show to see, firsthand, the latest products, trends, and innovations in Italian tile design, as well as gain the opportunity to cultivate relationships with manufacturer representatives.

The hand-picked applicants will also be treated to local cultural experiences in and around Bologna, including a memorable trip outside of the city to visit an Italian tile factory and historic balsamic vinegar producer.

Ceramics of Italy will cover expenses for a four-night hotel stay (September 25 – September 29) and main cabin flight.

The program is open to all North American professionals working in architecture and design studios. Applicants must complete a questionnaire regarding their firm, projects, and why they wish to attend. The deadline to apply is July 15.