SUN, the International Exhibition of Outdoor Products, is the international show dedicated to professionals in the outdoor sector. It will take place on October 8-10 at the Rimini fair trade in Italy.

A privileged business platform and a unique and outstanding observatory for the whole outdoor furnishing sector, SUN is the world heart of a bustling market, which sees Italy in a leading position in terms of production, exports, and imports.

Organized in the prestigious venue of the Rimini Expo Centre, with 12 halls and a 90,000 m2 exhibiting surface, 700 exhibitors, and 24,000 professional visitors from 50 countries in 2008, SUN is the only B2B exhibiting show dedicated to outdoor design and furnishing in all respects.

Exhibiting at SUN means being part of a virtuous cycle of business meetings, of direct contacts with the main players in the whole international sector. It means joining a promotion and communication network that runs along and penetrates into the reference media. It means participating to a unique, high-resonance event, and ensures visibility, credit, and business.

In the 5 main theme-specific areas, OUT_style, SEA_style, SUNaquae, Urban_style, and GIOSUN, the show provides an overview of the whole range of outdoor technologies, solutions, and outfits, from plain furnishing items to high-end furniture – from ideas to prototypes, from projects to products, from universities to companies, from design to the market – for public and private outdoor spaces, gardens, parks, terraces, balconies, beaches, swimming-pools, the contract and horeca world, roads, lighting and lighting technique, squares and déhors, relax and entertainment areas, cooking, fun.

A wide range of players, co-operations, and events guides companies, contractors, buyers, brokers, independent distributors and major chains, designers, architects, decorators, engineers, landscape designers, planners, specialized retailers, furnishers, specialized operators, contract and horeca agents, institutions, associations, universities, journalists through an exceptional parterre made up of top international manufacturers, world-famous designers, spaces dedicated to bold experiments and new visions of established or young designers, all involved in the outdoor world of the present and of the future. In a unique international setting.

For 27 years SUN has been an unrivalled interpreter of trends on the world outdoor product market. Trends that see the outside merge with the inside, knocking down barriers to give life to a new dimension of space. Living in the open is not just a trend, but a lifestyle. Like indoor spaces, outdoor ones – whether large or small – increasingly reflect the character, the culture, the personality of their dwellers: loving open spaces means loving oneself. Outdoor living, loving outdoor.