Trade Show 2012

The Stone business Trade Show 2011 are just ending, I believe Trade Show 2012 is something we can all look forward to, 2011 was dominated by finantial crisis, we can expect 2012 to be the corner stone, and hope that business gets back on track. I guess all my followers already know that of all International fairs I favour Marmomacc, besides the wonderful place which is Verona, it is an exhibition which shows the worldwide industry at it's best, we have many countries exhibiting, from high tech to design, you will find just about everything, marble, granite, slate, engineered stone and much more.

However for 2012, I recommend Vitoria Stone Fair in Brazil, the countries economy is booming, the World Cup and the Olympics will certainly keep them in the spotlight during the following years. 
Regarding 2012 stone trade shows, Piedra 2012, after the 2011 leap year, lets hope it is much better than the 2010. The last Piedra fair was a great deception for many visitors.

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

  •  STONA 2012 - Bengaluru, India (1st-4 th of February 2012)
  • VITÓRIA STONE FAIR- Vitória, Brazil (7th-10th of  February 2012): 33rd Edition
  • TECHNO STONE - Kiev, Ukraine (29th February til 2nd of March 2012)
  • STONE XIAMEN - Xiamen, China (6th-9th of  March2012)
  •  MARBLE 2012 - Izmir, Turkey (26th -29th of March 2012)
  •  COVERINGS- Orlando, USA (17th-20th of April 2012)
  • STONETECH - Shangai, China (25th-28rd of April 2012)
  • THE NATURAL STONE 2012 - London -Great Britain (30th April to 2nd of  May 2012)
  • PIEDRA - Madrid Spain (8th til 12th of May 2012)
  • CARRARA MARMOTEC- Carrara, Italy (23rd-26th of May 2012)
  • EXPOSTONE - Moscow, Russia (19th - 22nd of June 2012)
  • INTERBUILD EGYPT  - Cairo, Egypt (   21st -26th of June 2012)
  • BUILD ASIA 2011 - Karachi, Pakistan (11th-13th of September 2012)
  • MARMOMACC - Verona, Italy (26th-29th of September 2012) : 47th Edition
  • KAMIEN- Wroclaw, Poland (7th-10th of November 2012)
  • THE BIG FIVE - Dubai, U.A.E. (November 2012)
2012 is also a leap year for Stone + Tech fair in Nurnberg Germany, one of my favorites! Next Stone + Tech will be in 2013.
The great thing about the stone business is that change has been a part of it from the beginning, so I guess we all adapt quite quickly to it. The trends, the colours, the designs, everything is on the move, we have to just keep up with the market to be in the market.
These stone fairs are in my opinion some of the most important in the stone business, however a few of them are really considered global fairs. Selecting which you should attend as a visitor or as an exhibitor should really be done carefully.


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