OBERLIN, OH and CHESTERTOWN, NY -- For the second year, MIA+BSI will be exhibiting at the China Xiamen International Stone Fair in Xiamen, China. The Xiamen Stone Fair, in coordination with MIA+BSI, is extending a unique opportunity to anyone from the association interested in volunteering their time and serving as part of the delegation for the fair. Held March 6 to 9, 2017, the trip will include:

  • three nights of complimentary lodging
  • Day trip study tour to visit four factories in the Shuitou Fujian stone region 
  • Bus transportation to and from the show 
  • Invitations to several VIP receptions

"The networking and personal relationships that our team forged during the show was the most important thing I took away from Xiamen," said 2016 MIA President David Castellucci, when looking back at the 2016 Xiamen Stone Fair. "We must build on what was accomplished during our first trip to the Xiamen Stone Fair." CEO Jim Hieb agreed. "MIA+BSI's first trip to the Xiamen Stone Fair illustrated our standing in the world as a key educator and technical standards leader," he said. "Member engagement and networking were at the core of our trip -- the show was much more than just a venue to visit with our international members."

For information on how to join the MIA+BSI Xiamen Stone Fair Delegation, please visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/china. Space is limited -- please respond by December 1, 2016.