The natural stone value chain on show at the 56th Marmomac
The 56th Marmomac under starter’s orders – the world’s leading international event in the natural stone supply chain scheduled at Veronafiere 27-30 September 2022. 1,207 exhibiting companies are attending the show (more than 60% international from 47 countries), joined by 47,000 professional operators from more than 132 countries thanks also to international incoming promotion efforts in collaboration with ICE-Trade Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Confindustria Marmomacchine .
Marmomac is the emblem of a sector of excellence in Italy that boasts more 3,200 companies and 34,000 employees, posting total turnover in 2021 in excess of 4.1 billion euros and a trade balance in the black by 2.6 billion euros. After closing 2021 with exports achieving strong growth over the previous year (+19.9%), the first half of 2022 posted a further increase of 9.4% compared to the same period 2021, reaching 1.5 billion euros (source: Confindustria Marmomacchine Study Centre).
Ten show halls and 4 outdoor areas will welcome visitors to the trade fair, highlighting the latest innovations in the field of stone processing technologies, accessories and components, alongside all kinds of stone material, unhewn blocks, slabs and finished products. Hall 10 ensures impressive space for culture and professional training thanks to the exhibitions, projects and workshops hosted in “The Plus Theatre”. Here, five exhibition itineraries welcome visitors, covering the entire production cycle from the quarry to the final product designed by major furniture brands. A process that sees projects by architects, designers and eleven Italian and international universities interact with the latest marble processing technologies developed by companies in the field.
“Marmomac is the expression of a territory with an historic vocation in marble processing,” said Federico Bricolo, President of Veronafiere. “The event has enjoyed continuous evolution to become the landmark for excellence in the Italian stone sector and then open up to international markets. This highlights the virtuous circle that comes into being when a strong manufacturing sector, combining creativity and innovation, teams up with an organisation such as Veronafiere and its skill in working in synergy with companies, associations and institutions to generate added value for the growth of the entire global marble-natural system.”
“Internationality has always been the hallmark of Marmomac, the most important trade show in the natural stone sector that showcases the finest production in terms of materials and processing technologies,” said Maurizio Danese, Managing Director of Veronafiere. We have received important confirmations from companies, buyers and architects from North America, the top destination market for products manufactured in Italy, the impressive return from Africa, with companies and importers from 10 countries, as well as from South America, the Far East and India.”
All the activities of companies and professionals during the trade fair are multiplied and enhanced by the virtual portal, the most advanced digital tool created to support the evolution of the natural stone industry 365 days a year.
“Be the Plus” is also the new claim of the 2022 event: an invitation to do one’s best, bringing together a lively global community open to new challenges which identifies itself fully with Marmomac.