Marmomac 2022, the international exhibition dedicated to the stone sector, closed on 30 September in Verona. Internationality, business, innovation and sustainability characterized the fair in the new midweek location.
The 56th show closed with 47 thousand professional operators, 49% more than in 2021. Of these, 63% came from abroad, up 97% in absolute value compared to the previous edition, representing 132 nations . Over 1,200 exhibiting companies present in the 10 pavilions and in the four outdoor areas.
Veronafiere has once again become the engine of the sector, supporting the international development of an industrial chain and generating economic returns for its city and territory as well.
Marmomac 2022: a unique exhibition offer
On display at the fair over 1,200 varieties of stone materials, including rough blocks of marble, slabs and processed. “The most innovative technology for extraction, cutting, processing and transport participated with 700 machines, plants and equipment and more than 800 products including tools, abrasives and chemicals. A unique opportunity for buyers, importers, contractors, architects and designers.
In this Marmomac we have witnessed the great quantitative and qualitative return of operators from target countries such as the United States, Brazil, India and Turkey – commented Maurizio Danese, CEO of Veronafiere -, with numbers that have recovered those of the pre-Covid editions. The figure for foreign presences assumes even greater importance if we consider the reduced presence of China, Russia and Ukraine due to the well-known health and geopolitical problems. The investments in incoming foreign delegations of top buyers, in collaboration with ICE Agenzia, MAECI and Confindustria Marmomacchine, also contributed to the internationality of this edition. ”
The Sustainability Manifesto of authentic natural stone
At Marmomac 2022 www.marmomac.it the new green path of the made in Italy marble supply chain has also begun. In fact, the 10-point programmatic document of the Sustainability Manifesto of authentic natural stone, signed by the companies of the PNA Network, to which Veronafiere also adheres, was presented.
A project that aims to create an environmental declaration of the stone product, with the commitment by the companies in the sector to adopt a certified and circular production cycle, with increasingly limited environmental impacts on air, water and emissions. of CO2 overall.