On 30 October 2019 an IO-Link user workshop took place in Bologna. The new workshop concept was also successfully implemented in Italy and was able to convince around 110 visitors. With the new concept, participants can decide for themselves what technical depth they want and they may choose between two parallel sessions rigth from the beginning. The lively interest in the Microfair stands of the 22 exhibiting companies reflected the great interest in the IO-Link technology in Italy. Conclusion: A successful event in a very nice ambience at the Savoy Regency Hotel in Bologna!