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 percent from 132 foreign countries with an increase in
international attendance over 2009 equal to 12.5 percent), 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, reports VeronaFiere.
Marmomacc 2010 witnessed a boom in attendance from India (+54.1 percent), where this
year VeronaFiere set up VeronaFiere Lems India Ltd. for direct organization of
trade events and initiatives, Brazil (+63.4 percent), Egypt (+21.43 percent), Libya (+75.6 percent)
and Tunisia (+21.5 percent), as well as from countries such as Germany (+19.8 percent), 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.