The Vitória Stone Fair 2011 will take place from
February 15 to 18 in Vitória,
event features stone suppliers from Brazil as well as international
stone producers, along with stoneworking equipment, tooling and accessories.
Considered to be the largest stone trade fair in Latin
America and one of the most important of the world, the next edition of the
Vitória Stone Fair - taking place from February 15 to 18, 2011 in Vitória,
Brazil - will serve as a showcase for the Brazilian stone sector and beyond.
The event features stone suppliers from Brazil as well as international stone
producers, along with stoneworking equipment, tooling and
Promoted by stone associations, Sindirochas and Cetemag, as well as show
organizers Milanez & Milaneze, the Vitória Stone Fair will occupy an area
of nearly 354,000 square feet (32,000 square meters), with 20,000 visitors
expected from over 65 countries and the main Brazilian states.
The Vitória Stone Fair will occupy an area of nearly
354,000 square feet (32,000 square meters).
The exhibition space at the Vitória Stone Fair has
been 100% sold out since this past November, and approximately 400 exhibitors
will be on hand at the Carapina Expo Center in Vitória.
Cecília Milanez, Director of Milanez & Milaneze, said that the early
sell-out of the exhibition space confirms the show’s importance to the stone
sector on a national and international level, calling it an important
“instrument for Espírito Santo and the Brazilian economical development,
benefiting the entire production chain.”
Many Brazilian stone producers - as well as suppliers from abroad - use the
Vitória Stone Fair to launch new materials to the marketplace, including
varieties of marble, granite, slate, quartzite and other stones. In addition to
stone materials, the event includes a range of stoneworking machinery,
particularly for large-scale stone plants, as well as tooling, accessories,
adhesives, maintenance products and resins.
Among the Brazilian varieties of stone, materials will be highlighted from the
stoneworking center of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, a southern city in the Espírito
Santo State. The region now accounts for 90% of Brazil’s domestic stone
production, and it is also its main exporter.
Stone will also be showcased from the Brazilian states of Bahia, Minas Gerais,
São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Pará, Paraná, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Ceará, Piauí,
Roraima, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
The event will feature traditional Brazilian stone
materials and a full range of exotics, as well as stones from other
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In addition to Brazilian stone suppliers, a total of
80 international exhibitors will be on hand in Vitória, including firms from
countries such as Italy, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, India, Argentina, Greece,
China, Turkey and the Dominican Republic.
With the Brazilian market strengthened and predictions for growth in the
construction sector - due to investments for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016
Olympic Games - the nation has become attractive to stone exporters from around
Looking to take advantage of this, national pavilions have been established by
the Aegean Exporters Association from Turkey and the Portuguese Association of
Manufacturers of Marble, as well as a large number of Spanish stone
Brazil and the EspÃrito Santo region
According to data from the Brazilian Centre of
Dimensional Stones Exporters (Centrorochas), exports of Brazilian stone reached
a value of $883.86 million during the first 11 months of 2010 - equivalent to
2.065 million tons of stones. This marks a 34.15% increase from the same period
The fair’s location within Espírito Santo is particularly advantageous for
Vitória Stone Fair attendees, as the region is the main producer and the major
processor and exporter of ornamental stones in Brazil.
Exports of stone from Espírito Santo showed an ever greater increase than
Brazil’s national average. In all, stone exports from the state were valued at
$631.19 million over the first 11 months of 2010 - equivalent to 1.311 million
tons of stones - a rise of 43.44% compared to the same period in
For more information on the Vitória Stone Fair, visit www.vitoriastonefair.com