While stone received most of the attention and comprised a majority of the show's floor plan, there were halls dedicated to stoneworking equipment and also for tools and accessories, mostly offered by Asian exhibitors. New stones could be found throughout the exhibition, ranging from well-known and established Chinese granites, to exotic stones from all over the world.
With the world getting smaller each year and processing capacity increasing at a fast pace in China, many people are trying to figure out exactly how to work best with China. The increased presence of North American importers, as well as suppliers from all around the world, shows that China is becoming more and more important in the world of stone.
The Stonetech exhibition alternates each year between Beijing and Shanghai, and the 2006 edition of the event will take place in Shanghai.