MIDO will return to its usual 4-day schedule in 2005, running from Friday May 6 to Monday May 9. The schedule will be from 9 am to 6:30 pm every day except on the last one when the Milan show will stop at 4 pm.. The organizers of the fair say they had moved to a 3-day schedule last May at the request of international operators who cited the difficult economic situation among other factors. The apparent market recovery and the empty halls on late hours at the last MIDO has evidently changed their minds. The new change of schedule follows the exhibitors' choice among several alternatives offered in a recent survey that got a very high response rate, equal to 90.8 percent of the entire net surface of the exhibition.