Africa with its mineral wealth and the creativity of its designers is the theme of the inauguration of 54° Marmomac 2019, world event dedicated to natural stone, granites, processing technologies, means of transport and lifting, accessories and services started on September 25 in Veronafiere to end Saturday, September 28. An increasingly international exhibition, as shown by the numbers of this edition: exhibiting companies are more than 1,650, 64% of them from 60 countries, while specialized operators and buyers from 150 countries are expected.
The numbers of the sector
Marmomac 2019 is the platform for the promotion of a market that is close to 18 billion euros of global trade and where Italy maintains its primacy, in particular for finished products and processing technologies. The Italian companies that are part of the supply chain exceed the 3,000 and employ 33,800 employees. The value of the production, based on the data of Confindustria Marmomacchine of 2018, piles to 4 billion euros for a total export of 2,9 billion (1.8 billion marble and stones, 78.1% processed, and 1.1 billion euros of technology). Imports amounted to EUR 332.5 million. Nel primo semestre del 2019 si registra un aumento dell’export del 3% di materiali grezzi lapidei (per un totale di 212,1 milioni di euro) e del 2,9% di tecnologie (553 milioni), mentre si assiste a un calo delle esportazioni di prodotti lapidei lavorati e semilavorati del 6,1% (658,8 milioni) e del 4% dei materiali grezzi (872 milioni di euro).
A workshop dedicated to marble and natural stone
Will be staged on September 26 and 27 in the within of Marmomac 2019 the workshop“meet the inspiration”, the first dedicated to marble and natural stone and that addresses an audience of architects, designers and operators in the sector. There are three 45-minute speeches among which it is possible to choose: 1) marble as a material for interiors: technical characteristics and unconventional uses; 2) marble cleaning and maintenance: how to treat the material to enhance its properties; 3) the strength of an ancient material as an eternal design solution. Thanks to this new proposal, Marmomac 2019 is no longer only an opportunity to meet for the trade, but also becomes a place of inspiration for architects and designers, interested in getting to know the whole marble industry, processing technologies and techniques. Networking, updating, training, experience: these are the promises that have proved successful to interest a target of qualified operators through this course that allows you to discover the characteristics of marble, learn to treat it and be inspired by new design trends. By choosing to participate in one of the three speeches on these themes, you can also get a free entry to the exhibition.