Meeting 2023: "Human existence is an inexhaustible friendship"

The 43rd edition of the Rimini Meeting has ended today. Here is the final statement and title of the next edition, to be held from August 20 to 25, 2023.

The 43rd edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples had concluded today. Here are the main figures and stats from the event.
The total number of visits, returning to pre-pandemic levels, was 800,000, for an event that took place in the Rimini Fiera with a total area of 100,000 square meters. There were more than 80,000 in person participants at the meetings, more than 100,000 people visited the 14 exhibitions, while there 10,000 visits to the children’s area for children and young people between the ages of 2 and 12, which covered an area of 6,000 square meters.
Ample space was also reserved for sports, with 90 championships (15 per day) and more than 5,000 people registered. 15 performances were offered this year: those held at the central Galli Theatre sold out every night. Furthermore, 2950 seats were occupied at the catering tables.

The enhancement of the Meeting's digital dimension, which began a few years ago and increased during the pandemic, allowed people to also enjoy the Meeting through its website and Youtube channel. The 80,000 in person attendees at the meetings were joined by 250,000 digital viewers (today's figure), 80,000 of whom were joining live and 170,000 on demand. It is estimated that there several million people joining via TV, web TV and new websites that offered their viewers 92 live broadcasts of Meeting events.

The beating heart of the event, as highlighted yesterday in the media by the group photo with President Mario Draghi, were the 3,000 volunteers; 500 in the preMeeting and 2,500 during the Meeting itself.

There was also a very large media presence, with more than 400 accredited journalists and operators and 4,700 press, web, TV and radio features during the six-day event.

The 44th edition of the Meeting, which will take place from August 20 to 25, 2023, will have the title:
"Human Existence is an Inexhaustible Friendship."