PROJECT MARBLE EURASIA NATURAL STONE,
MARBLE PROJECT AND TECHNOLOGIES FAIR, Istanbul Expo Center, 23-26 AUGUST 2017
MARBLE IN TURKEY
Turkey has almost 33% of the total marble reserves (41.7 billion tonnes) of the world with 13.9 billion tonnes. However, approximately 0.08% of these reserves are utilized annually with 11.5 million tonnes processed. Turkey has over 80 different type and over 120 different color and pattern of marble reserves.
The most well-known marble types of Turkey in the international market are as follows: Süpren, Elazig Cherry, Aksehir Black, Manyas White, Bilecik Beige, Tiger Skin, Denizli Travertine, Aegean Claret, Milas Lilac, Gemlik Diabase and Afyon Sugar.
Today natural stone sector has become leading sector in terms of mining exports. Marble processing capacities are continuously growing and the number of marble plants functioning with modern technologies are increasing. In the marble sector there are 2.560 marble quarries, 1.500 small and medium-sized factories, and 7.500 workshops.
The annual production of natural stones in Turkey was around 6.9 million m3 in 2015. The Natural Stone Exports of Turkey reached a quantity of 6,518,308 (in KG), with a total value 1,805,871,758 (in $) in 2016.
Turkish natural stone exports are made to China (34.2%), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (5.4%), Iraq (3.9%), India (3%), U.A.E (2.4%), France (2.1%), Israel (2%), Canada (2.2%), Australia (1.5%) as a highest list to a total of 71.3% in overall export of the industry.
, Asia and North Africa, expected to make a significant contribution to Turkey’s marble trade’. Project Marble Eurasia respectively Project Marble Eurasia & Istanbul Block Fair is the complete name of the new stone fair in Istanbul.
A buyer program is to invite ‘400 buyers with strong executive decision making capabilities from 20 countries’. Delegations from 21 countries are expected to visit the fair.
Seminars about marble and marble projects will be held.
BLOCK MARBLE SEGMENT
BLOCK MARBLE SEGMENT is an international platform where thousands kinds of block marbles and natural stones from hundreds of manufacturers in the international marble sector are displayed. BLOCK MARBLE SEGMENT, organized as a complementary division of the PROJECT MARBLE EURASIA, aims at bringing together the leaders from national and international block marble sector, providing unique opportunities to follow the latest trends, developments and innovations on block marble to open up new markets and to see new products and technological developments.
As the most exported natural stone product of Turkey, block marble or unprocessed/ raw marble is expected to be most attention drawing product to be exhibited at the fairground.
6 MARBLE SHOWS IN TURKEY
Project Marble Eurasia will be held in Istanbul August 23 – 26, 2017 and will be the 6th such sectoral show.
With this new fair, Turkey will have 6 such sectorial events: Marble Izmir (March 22 – 25, 2017), Stone
Tech Machinery, Afyonkarahisar (September 01 – 04, 2017), Marble Show Antalya (October 18 – 21, 2017), Bursa Marble Block Fair (October 25 – 28, 2017) and Istanbul Mermer (November 09 – 12, 2017).
The exhibition is co-organized by Pyramids Group and Expotim Group.
Expotim International Fair Org. is established in April 2003 with a group of people experienced at fair organization sector. Expotim is authorized by the Turkish Ministry of Economy with B-Class license to organize exhibitions abroad.
Pyramids International, a trade fair organizer for the Middle East and North Africa was established in Cairo, since 1993. In 2003, Pyramids International has launched Istanbul office, Turkey as Pyramids Group Fair, operating in more than 50 different countries and 70 sales partners.
The exhibition is going to be organized jointly by Pyramids Group and Expotim Group between 23rd – 26th August 2017 at Istanbul Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
IFM / Istanbul Expo Center is located in World Trade Center Istanbul complex located across the International Ataturk Airport.
Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) is Turkey’s largest exhibition area. The center stretches over 249,000 m² and the overall rentable area is 98,000 m² consisting of 11 exhibition halls.
., Designers, Logistics Services Providers, Test & Standardization, Quarries, Technical Experts and Consultants, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Associations, Sectoral Publishing, Big Decision Makers, Stone Quarry Owners.
IN BLOCK MARBLE SEGMENT SECTION
Block Marble Manufacturing Companies, Block Marble Trading Companies, Processed Blocks, Blocks (Stone, Marble, Granite), Marble, Granite, Travertine, Mosaic, Natural Stones, Onyx, Machinery, Quarry Machineries and Equipment.
Distributors and Wholesalers of Natural Stone Processing and Machinery and Technologies Construction and Contracting Companies, Project Management and Advisory Services, Building Inspection Companies, Architectural Offices, Construction Markets, Wholesalers, Retailers and Distributors of Construction Materials, Distributors and Wholesalers of Construction Machines, Mining and Natural Stone Companies.
Supporters are the Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association (IMIB) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
IMIB (Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association)
Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association (IMIB) is a professional non-profit association which deals with all export activities in minerals sector. Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association was founded in 1976 and has 2,425 members as of 2015. Among the principle areas of business of IMIB are natural stones, borates and concentrates, chromium ore, copper ore, magnesite, ferrochromium, zinc ore and feldspar products.
TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey)
TOBB aims, parallel to the developments elsewhere in the world and in its capacity of the highest level representative of the Turkish private sector, at ensuring unity and solidarity between chambers and commodity exchanges, enhancing development of the professions in conformance with general interest, facilitating professional work of members, promoting honesty and confidence in the relations of members with one another and with the general public, and preserving professional discipline and ethics.
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