Marmomacc, the leading trade show for the international stone industry - set for October 5 to 8 in Verona, Italy - offers this year, for the first time, free admission to those trade visitors who pre-register online. Marmomacc is an international showcase of commercially available materials and machinery, attracting more than 1,400 exhibitors and over 62,000 trade visitors from 120 countries. It is an ideal place to directly source stone for commercial projects and to see the full spectrum of materials available for residential applications. Each year, the show also features a number of architectural exhibits and conferences devoted to designing with dimensional stone.

Visitors can go online a free four-day pass, which entitles users to one entry per day. By pre-registering, visitors can save $45, avoid long lines at the show and be able to ride Verona's public transportation system at no charge during Marmomacc. In addition, pre-registrants will receive the Official Catalog on CD at the fair. The registration deadline is September 15.