In 2020, the Xiamen Stone Fair paused its annual gathering of the stone industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the prevention and control of the pandemic has become a new normal in China that trade shows re-opened gradually in many cities, assisting in the revitalization of the market, reports show management.
The Xiamen Stone Fair Organizing Committee has announced that the 2020 edition of the international stone exhibition will not be held this fall. Originally scheduled for March 16th to 19th, show management pushed the dates to October 27th to 30th due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Upon further consideration, with the pandemic still going on, the difficult decision was recently made to postpone the show until 2021.
Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair was successfully launched on June 6. It is a B2B-oriented online platform enabling product showcase, business negotiation and information exchange. Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair gathers over 2,000 exhibitors from 57 countries and regions in 8 exhibition areas, providing global buyers with a vast range of products from natural stone, artificial stone to machinery and tools.
It has been 71 days since the first notice of postponement announced on January 28, 2020. The pandemic forces the world to a brief pause and isolates us physically, yet it draws us closer together and closer to love than ever before. During the past few weeks, many friends sent regards, inquiries and worries as well as shared first-hand information with us. We sincerely thank you for your patience, understanding and great support over this tough period.
Over 13 thousand visitors from 52 countries were present during the four days through the halls of Vitoria Stone Fair | Marmomac Latin America 2020, the main trade fair for the ornamental stone sector in Latin America and among the most important in the world, brought together more than 240 exhibiting brands. The next edition is confirmed for 2021.
Cevisama, the international trade fair for the ceramic tile and associated industries, bathroom furnishings and natural stone, welcomed a total of 92,435 visitors to its latest edition, which ran from 3rd to 7th February at Feria Valencia. The figure is 1.4% up on for the previous year’s event. 21,364 of these visitors were international professionals, who had travelled from 156 different countries, an increase in itself of 5.86% on 2019 and an unprecedented figure in the 38-year history of the foremost platform for Spain’s ceramic tile industry.
With the presence of 240 exhibiting brands, Vitoria Stone Fair Marmomac Latin America 2020 opened its doors on Tuesday. The opening ceremony was attended by important businessmen, politicians and authorities, such as the deputy governor of the State, Jacqueline Moraes; the president of the Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Stones Industry (Abirochas), Reinaldo Dantas; of secretaries of state; the director of the National Mining Agency (ANM), Débora Toci Puccini, among others.
Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, we attach great importance to the health and safety of all guests attending Xiamen Stone Fair 2020. As such, based on the current situation for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus spread, the decision was made by the organizing committee that Xiamen Stone Fair 2020, originally scheduled on March 16-19 in Xiamen, will be postponed to June 6-9, 2020.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.