Positive showing expected for Marmomacc 2014

With more than 1,400 confirmed exhibitors from 56 countries, a good crowd of quality visitors is anticipated for Marmomacc, which will take place from September 24 to 27 in Verona, Italy.

Selling out over a month ahead of the show date, Marmomacc, the leading international stone industry trade show, gears up for its 49th edition, scheduled for September 24 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy. The show, with 75,000 square meters of business space, has more than 1,400 confirmed exhibitors from 56 countries, including new participants from Malta, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Last year, the show featured 1,425 exhibitors with 59% from foreign countries. There were 56,992 visitors, an 8.8% increase over 2012. The 2014 show takes place for the first time in conjunction with Abitare Il Tempo, the exhibition devoted to the contract, interior decoration and furnishing/furniture sector that complements and extends Marmomacc’s own offering.

Every year, Marmomacc provides attendees with the opportunity to view some of the latest stone products and stoneworking technology. With indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, products on display in Verona will include slabs and blocks of granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and other materials from around the world.

Equipment for stone fabrication and quarrying is also a major component of the exhibition, as well as stone maintenance and installation products. In addition to the machines themselves, exhibitors will be displaying new products in the area of tooling and accessories, many of which were aimed at the fabrication market.

As is for every show, there is a strong focus on international demand as a crucial aspect for promoting processed marble and “Made in Italy” technology, that in 2013 Italy exported 71.5% of production with a positive balance of trade of 2.4 billion euros. The top 10 markets of interest highlighted by Italian exhibitors at Marmomacc confirm the U.S. in first, followed by Russia, China, Italy, Brazil, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India and Turkey. This is why Veronafiere, through its network of foreign delegates and in collaboration with Confindustria Marmomacchine and ICE-Italian Agency for International Promotion and Internationalization of Italian Companies, has worked to attract qualified and selected stone industry and contract buyers to Marmomacc with the aim of involving them in training programs, B2B appointments with exhibitors and meetings with international groups.

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