NUREMBERG, GERMANY -- The registration process for Stone+tec 2018 is open and interested companies can now register as an exhibitor. Register now to benefit from an attractive early bird discount. The next Stone+tec will take place from June 13 to 16, 2018 at Nuremberg Exhibition Center and will bring together the natural stone sector in Nuremberg for the 20th time. The anniversary edition of the event features a comprehensive supporting program and lecture series. What are the future prospects for stone as a material? Where are the markets and fields of application and which new materials and technology will boost business? At Stone+tec, stonemasons, architects, distributors and stone processors from the building trade will get this kind of information and more. Companies wishing to exhibit at the trade fair can reserve their spot now by completing the registration form at

"We will be celebrating this 20th round of the fair with some new features, while focusing on the future prospects for natural stone and stone products," said Beate Fischer, exhibition director Stone+tec at NürnbergMesse. "With our new hall layout we are creating more space in 2018 -- for technology and machines but also for natural stone in all its diversity. We are also planning more special shows, where visitors can gain fresh inspiration for their businesses. Together with the exhibitors we aim to show off stone at its very best."

In 2018, exhibitors will have access to halls 9, 10, 11 and 12 for their stands. Compared with the previous event, the new hall configuration provides slightly more display area and there will also be two entrance areas for Stone+tec in 2018. The exhibition team has also extended the Stone+tec product directory.

The newly structured directory is based on the four application areas: construction, monuments, gravestones and design and takes account of trends like engineered stone and large-scale ceramics. The main theme of the trade fair remains natural stone in all its diversity.

Starting with the forthcoming round of Stone+tec, the two-day event will take place in even years only. In addition, the new exhibition period in June will no longer include a public holiday. The Stone+tec advisory board, which also includes representatives from the major German natural stone associations DNV and BIV, has been especially supportive of this change of date.