The organizers of Natural Stone 2004 expect 250 participant firms to participate at the exhibition for the first year. They also report that the goal within three years is to host 750 participants across a net exhibition area of 430,000 square feet. This year, the exhibition will be located in three halls, with nearly 190,000 square feet of net surface area.
Exhibitors will display marble, granite, travertine and other stones as well as machinery, abrasives, tools and setting materials. Attendees will come from the stone trade and will also include architects, designers, contractors and engineers, as well as the trade press.
Being the largest fair and exhibition center in Eurasia, CNR Expo is a superb facility for international fairs and exhibitions. It features eight inter-connected exhibition halls, conference facilities, a fully automated parking lot, business centers, fashionable cafes and restaurants with various tastes.
Turkey's growing stone sector will be meeting in Istanbul, where stone consumption is quite intensive. Additionally, it is home to the majority of Turkey's architects. To promote Natural Stone 2004 to an international audience, full-page advertisements were published in the leading magazines of India, Italy, U.S., China, Poland, Iran, Spain, Greece, France, England, Germany, Portugal and other major countries, and news bulletins were released accordingly. Additionally, Natural Stone 2004 participated in the Coverings 2004 Exhibition that was held in Orlando, FL, in March of 2004. Organizers also mailed 10,000 introduction brochures, providing a range of information on the exhinbition.
During the period until 2005, average annual growth in stone production has been projected at 13%, and export growth rate is expected to be 18%.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Efsun SARInternational Sales Coordinator
CNR International Trade Fairs Inc.
CNR Expo 34149 Yesilkoy Istanbul Turkey
Phone: +90 212 663 08 81 ext:2621
Fax: +90 212 663 09 73/74