For upcoming 2013 fairs I recommend as always the Marmomacc fair, year after year I always somehow repeat myself, but for many years this fair has and still is an opinion leader in the sector. In Verona we see year after year all the stake holders in the stone industry attending Marmomacc, they look for tendencies, innovation and market reality, because it's all there. So we in the stone industry I can say we have Marmomacc and all the others.
My List of the most important International Stone fairs in the World:
- STONEXPO MARMOMACC AMERICAS, Las Vegas, USA (29-31st of January 2013)
- INDIA STONEMART 2013, Jaipur, India (31st January-3rd of February 2013)
- TECHNO+STONE - Kiev, Ukraine (20-22nd of February 2013)
- VITORIA STONE FAIR- Serra, Brazil (26th February-1st of March 2013): 34th Edition
- STONE XIAMEN - Xiamen, China (6th-9th of March2013)
- MARBLE 2013 - Izmir, Turkey (27th -30th of March 2013)
- STONETECH - Shangai, China (18th-21st of April 2013)
- THE NATURAL STONE 2013 - London -Great Britain (30th April - 2nd of May 2013)
- STONE TEC - Nuremberg, Germany (29th of May-1st of June 2013)
- STONE GATE EGYPT - Cairo, Egypt (20th-24th of June 2013)
- MARMOMACC - Verona, Italy (25th-28th of September 2013) : 48th Edition
- THE BIG FIVE - Dubai, U.A.E. (November 2013)
The Brazilian market has not been as good as expected, however crucial times await, let's see what happens as we get close to the final stages of the big construction projects which are in motion.