55th edition of Marmomac with over 30 thousand qualified operators, of which 48% came from abroad, representing 120 nations, closed the 2021 appointment positively.
The main world event focused on natural stone, granite, processing technologies, means of transport and lifting, applied design and services took place from 29 September to 2 October at the Verona exhibition center.
Four days of business, events and training that have reconfirmed the fair as one of the most representative international leaders for the entire natural stone supply chain.
At Veronafiere, importers, contractors, architects and designers from all over the world met 756 exhibiting companies, of which 329 were foreigners from 39 countries.
In all 9 exhibition pavilions, for a total of 60 thousand net square meters, including the external areas with blocks, slabs and large processing machines.
A result beyond expectations
Maurizio Danese, president of Veronafiere and of the 55th edition of Marmomac: “This edition has won a challenge whose outcome was not obvious: to maintain the high profile of internationality and satisfaction of the operators that has always characterized the event. From this we can draw two considerations. First, that the show has an attractive capacity for the stone sector capable of overcoming even the difficulties still linked to the pandemic. Second, we have proof that major international exhibitions can be organized in person and in total safety, guaranteeing important business and relationship opportunities and reaffirming the fundamental role of trade fairs in promoting industrial supply chains “.
Giovanni Mantovani, general manager of Veronafiere: «A result that goes well beyond expectations. Thirty thousand qualified attendees from 120 countries are a truly important figure in this historical moment, with confirmation from strategic markets for stone such as North America, Russia, Brazil, Northern Europe and the United Kingdom, North African countries and the Middle East. In the pavilions we breathed emotion and optimism. All the operators and companies we spoke to appreciated the return in the presence of Marmomac and this new format that combines business with even more design, architecture, events, enhancing natural stone with a precise identity at an international level, both on a commercial level. than cultural “.
Also contributing to the internationality of the 55th edition of Marmomac were the investments to select and host foreign delegations of top buyers in Verona, both among architects and importers of blocks, slabs and technologies. This is thanks to an incoming program that saw Veronafiere, ICE Agenzia and Confindustria Marmomacchine collaborate.
The next edition of Marmomac is scheduled from 27 to 30 September 2022, with the new midweek location from Tuesday to Friday.