“Natural Stone 2004,” the International Marble & Natural Stone Products and Technologies Exhibition, is set for September 2 to 5 at CNR Expo in Istanbul, Turkey. The show is being organized by CNR International Trade Fairs, Inc, with support from IMMIB-Istanbul Mineral Exporters Association and the Istanbul Marble Assocation.

“The exhibition is dedicated to bringing together everyone in the production, design, specification and purchasing chain,” organizers stated. “Natural Stone 2004 offers the opportunity to meet with more than 250 exhibitors and 25,000 professional visitors on 20,000 square meters of exhibition area in Istanbul.”

Organizers pointed out that Istanbul is the most important export and import gate for Turkey, as exports from Istanbul make up 46% of Turkey's total and imports to Istanbul account of 40% of the country's total. For more information on Natural Stone 2004, contact Efsun Sar at CNR. Phone: +90 212 6630881, ext. 2621; Fax: +90 212 6630973/74; E-mail: efsun.sar@cnr.net.