Trade Fairs 2011

Trade Show 2010 are just ending, Trade Show 2011 may have more to offer, marble and granite, marble flooring, slate flooring, quartz countertops, granite counters, and much more can be seen in the most important International Stone Fairs in the world. In Europe, Marmomacc has the best selection of exhibitors, with a great attendance.
Personally I've been visiting International Stone fairs in Europe and have my favorites pointed out, I figure most of us in the industry have a similar opinion. Without a doubt in Europe the most important stone fair is Marmomacc, held in the Italian city Verona, in the Northern part of Italy. You can find country representations from the 4 corners of the planet, from Argentina to China. This year 2010, was Marmomaccs 45th edition, just to have an idea of how big it is, in 2009 ( a year of crisis in the industry) there was 1507 exhibitors being almost 50% International delegations representing 54 countries.

My List of the most important International Stone fairs in the World:

  • INDIA STONEMART - Jaipur, India (20th-23rd January 2011)
  • VITÓRIA STONE FAIR- Vitória, Brazil (15th-18th of  February 2011): 31 st Edition
  • TECHNO STONE - Kiev, Ukraine (23rd-26th February 2011)
  • STONE XIAMEN - Xiamen, China (6th-9th of  March2011)
  • THE NATURAL STONE 2011 - London -Great Britain (15th-17th of  March 2011)
  • MARBLE 2011 - Izmir, Turkey (23rd -26th of March 2011)
  • STONETECH - Shangai, China (20th-23rd of April 2011)
  • COVERINGS- Las Vegas, USA (27th-30th of April 2011)
  • CARRARAMARMOTEC- Carrara, Italy (apparently not announced for 2011)
  • INTERBUILD EGYPT  - Cairo, Egypt (   23rd -27th of June 2011)
  • EXPOSTONE - Moscow, Russia (21st - 25th of June 2011)
  • STONE + TECH- Nurenberg, Germany (22nd-25th of June 2011)
  • BUILD ASIA 2011 - Karachi, Pakistan (16th-18th of July 2011)
  • MARMOMACC - Verona, Italy (21st-24th of September 2011) : 46th Edition
  • KAMIEN- Wroclaw, Poland (9th-12th of November 2011)
  • THE BIG FIVE - Dubai, U.A.E. (21st-24th of November 2011)
The last few years and due to the International crisis, visiting or exhibiting at International fairs has not been profitable. However, International stone fairs are still the place to meet up with the stone business, most of the International elite attend these exhibitions, and many manufacturers, and other business professionals are always present. I usually enjoy visiting and/or exhibiting at International fairs, it a great opportunity to meet people and check out the trends of the business.


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