VERONA, ITALY -- The 46th edition of Marmomacc, the world's largest international trade show for stone, will be held from Wednesday, September 21, to Saturday, September 24, 2011 at VeronaFiere in Verona, Italy. While the trade fair has been held in early October the last few years, the 2011 dates are more traditional of years past, according to show organizers.
The 2010 exhibition, which included 1,530
exhibitors from 56 countries as well as 56,000 attendees (48.5% from 132 foreign
countries with an increase in international attendance over 2009 equal to
12.5%), offered a full display of stone, machinery, tools and accessories, and
installation and maintenance products. The increase in international
visitors was particularly evident for geographical areas with more lively
economies, such as Asia, South America and North Africa,
2010 witnessed a boom in attendance from India (+54.1%), where this year
VeronaFiere set up VeronaFiere Lems India Ltd. for direct organization of trade
events and initiatives, Brazil (+63.4%), Egypt (+21.43%), Libya (+75.6%) and
Tunisia (+21.5%), as well as from countries such as Germany (+19.8%), one of
the most important markets for processed products that has shown signs of
recovery in recent months.
According to VeronaFiere, Marmomacc makes a strong effort to develop
international ties with a host of countries, including India, China,
Brazil, the U.S. and Middle East.
In particular, Marmomacc has built a strong partnership in the U.S. that initiated StonExpo/ Marmomacc Americas,
which will be held from January 25 to 27, 2011 at the Mandalay
Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Additionally, VeronaFiere and
Confindustria Marmomacchine have created an "exhibition in an exhibition"
for the stone, materials and technologies sector as part of Saudi Stone-Tech,
which will be held from October 10 to 13, 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The various activities that the Verona Exhibition Authority will
develop within the scope of its 2010 to 2014 business plan also include a
partnership in South America for the natural
stone and technologies sector.
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