Marmomacc 2015 Celebrates the Natural Stone Industry

September 4, 2015

Marmomacc, global-scale event for the natural stone industry, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the support of the Ministry for Economic Development (MISE), the Italian Trade Agency and Confindustria Marmomacchine. Using special funds set aside by MISE to promote major Made in Italy sectors, Marmomacc takes place September 30 through October 3 and offers a varied program of activities and projects including training, debate and analysis of Italy’s central role within the international national stone business system.

A special project dedicated to Made in Italy, The Italian Stone Theatre will occupy an entire Hall to host displays of 100 percent Italian stone processing technologies and experiments with materials. A celebratory event that will involve not only stone materials but also machinery and technology, the Theatre pairs the ingenuity of designers with the professionalism, construction skills and technical and productive expertise of Italian companies and machinery.

The second initiative is the International Stone Summit, the first summit dedicated to natural stone, that will bring together the main international natural stone associations and an equal number of trade press representatives from the countries involved in order to develop content and stimulate discussions and debate about natural stone. This meeting will begin on September 30 and will involve representatives of the Ministry, the President of Veronafiere and Confindustria Marmomacchine delegates who will illustrate the main worldwide sector dossiers and projects developed by the Italian Government. Each Association will be invited to provide a written report for publication in Proceedings of the Summit, which will close on October 1.

Additionally, from September 28 to October 6, Verona will welcome an important international delegation of 100 buyers and 100 architects who will not only visit the trade fair and meet exhibiting companies during specific b2b events, but will also have the chance to visit companies and quarries in the local area.