Trade Show Coverage

Marmomacc 2013 to take place amid optimism

With Italy’s stone industry demonstrating signs of solid growth — particularly exports to North America — there should be an upbeat mood at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy
By Michael Reis
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The rebound of the international stone industry has been taking place for some time, but the latest reports out of Italy this year are showing a significant rebound


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Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas adds new Conference Manager

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Hanley Wood Exhibitions recently announced the addition of Michele Nebel Peake as part of the Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas conference team as an independent contractor.


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Labor and business issues at Coverings 2013 Fabricator Forum

At this Fabricator Forum, fabricators discussed the solutions they have developed for labor and business issues
By Michael Reis
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As the economy slowly rolls towards recovery, stone fabricators are not merely trying to survive, but rather they are looking to improve the way they are conducting their business


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New products and innovations highlight Coverings in Atlanta

Coverings moved to Atlanta, GA, for its 2013 edition, and it featured a range of stone products as well as technology innovations
By Michael Reis
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Coverings took place at the George World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, from April 29 to May 2, and it drew more than 22,000 attendees.


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Brazil fair foreshadows continued growth

An upbeat mood defined the Vitória Stone Fair in Vitória, Brazil, where exhibitors were predicting a rebound year for the stone industry
By Michael Reis
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The 2013 edition of the Vitória Stone Fair took place in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, and it featured displays of the latest varieties of natural stone


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Mosaic Tile Co. wins Confindustria Ceramica 2013 North American Distributor Award

With 10 showroom locations on the East Coast, the company has distinguished itself as a leading resource for colorful, design-driven, large-format and eco-friendly tile.
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After considering the work of hundreds of leading tile distributors across the U.S. and Canada, Ceramics of Italy has recognized Mosaic Tile Co. as the recipient of the 2013 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award.


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Spanish tile manufacturers win CID Awards at Coverings 2013

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The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience -- the Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards celebrate creativity and technical know-how in the use of tile and stone in residential and commercial projects.


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NKBA to offer free 30-minute Educational Sessions at KBIS 2013

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No pre-registration is necessary to attend the Association’s "Center Stage" events, which are designed to educate attendees about relevant industry topics


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Surfaces rewards two top floor covering distributors at 2013 show

The Surfaces 2013 Distributor Partners Program offered floor covering distributors the opportunity to register their retailers for free exhibits admission to the show
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The Surfaces 2013 show floor had boundless energy in part due to the growing popularity of the Distributor Partners Program that was offered by Surfaces for the second year.


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NKBA announces conference schedule for 2013

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The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has announced that the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans, LA, will feature CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits for this year’s lineup of featured speakers.


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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