Newly released attendance figures for this year's Cremona Mondomusica trade fair offer encouraging signs for the health of the stringed instrument industry. The three-day fair, which closed on 3 October, received a record 11,624 visitors, up 4.5 per cent on last year. The event hosted 280 exhibitors, an increase of more than 10 per cent on 2009, and more than half of those exhibiting were from outside Italy.