Natural Stone Alliance was at the world's most important exhibition for marble and granite, processing technologies, design and training, confirming the Veronafiere as the centre of global trade in the natural stone sector, with it’s 10 participating companies.
The 51st edition set new records, starting off with +10% of exhibitors for a total of more than 1,650 companies from 53 countries, and 67,000 specialist operators arriving from 146 countries. The show covers the entire value chain, combining products, machinery and culture in a unique event with a strong history that continues to evolve, as evidenced by the new Marmo+Mac brand summarising identity while equally looking to the future.
Exhibition centre was sold out, with all 12 halls and outside areas occupied, for a total show area of more than 80,000 square metres (+4% over 2015). Marmomacc, is today the b2b and promotion platform for the sector thanks to more internationalisation than ever. International visitors attending this edition of the show increased by 5%, to more than 60% of total. Confirmation from markets such as the United States, Germany and Spain, not to mention the astonishing 45% increase for Chinese operators and an equally significant increase of 11% from Great Britain.
Attendance figures also include more than 300 new international top-buyers and architects selected as members of official trade delegations arriving from 32 countries, with debuts for Nigeria and Mozambique.