8 Reasons to attend the marmomac stone fair in Verona
Whether you are a marble worker, a designer or an engineer, there are many reasons why you should attend Marmomac 2018 in Verona. The international exhibition will take place from 26 to 29 September.
Going to a fair costs time and money, especially if it’s located far away. But the experience you gain, the knowledge you acquire and the products you can find are certainly worth the price.
NOTE: The name of the fair has changed since 2016 from Marmomacc to Marmo+mac with only one “c”.
We’ve listed 8 key reasons why you should come to the Marmomac stone fair. If you wish to add any, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
1. The numbers
2018 will be the 53rd edition of the Marmomac fair. The numbers from 2017 should surely justify a visit to the fair:
- 68,000 visitors;
- from 147 different countries
- 1636 exhibitors, 63% of whom were from outside of Italy and came from 56 different countries.
For our industry in general, these are really incredible numbers and the quality of visitors and exhibitors is always really high.
2. What you will find
At Marmomac you find blocks and slabs of natural materials from all over the world – marble blocks, granite blocks, slabs and large sizes of rough stone. It’s the perfect place to find new materials and meet new suppliers of blocks and plates.
Machinery and equipment
Marmomac exhibits world-leading manufacturers of machinery for processing stone. You will find workshop machinery for marble workers, machines for block extraction and slab production, waste disposal systems, lifting machines, CNC machines and more.
Tools and consumables
You will see a wide variety of tools and consumables, manufacturers and distributors of diamond tools, abrasives and chemicals used in the processing of marble, granite, natural and artificial stones.
And, if you are looking for innovative products, tools for new materials and specialized technicians, you will surely find them at Marmomac.
Design and exhibitions
The most precious marbles, exclusive granites, innovative architecture, and design installations can be found at Marmomac. You’ll see state of the art examples of what can be achieved with natural stones. In the pavilion, you will find the Italian Stone Theatre, dedicated to exhibiting items that have been made in Italy, as well as lithic technologies and experiments.
Marmomac is an event that highlights how the greatest designers can make the best use of materials, machinery, and technology. Visiting the Italian Stone Theatre will be like taking a leap into the future. The 2018 edition deals with water and how it interacts with natural stone.
3. Acquire knowledge
Visiting Marmomac allows you to get a sneak preview of new products and technologies in the stone industry. You’ll get an idea of future trends and be able to adopt them before your competition.
4. To spy on the competition
At Marmomac you are sure to run into your competitors. It can be exciting to share problems and ideas with your colleagues/competitors but you will also be able to see in first person what your competitors are aiming for and if they are doing something that can be of interest to you too.
5. Find new ideas and inspiration
When you are in contact with the best players in the industry you will inevitably be inspired and may come up with new ideas for working methodologies or for new finished products that you could make.
6. Meet your suppliers and find new ones
Finding new products and specialized suppliers is increasingly important. It is not just a matter of price. Some suppliers may also provide you with new ways to buy.
Have you thought about online suppliers? At Marmomac you can meet them and talk to them in person. Behind a website, there are always people and getting to know them is important.
When you get back you can order products online from the comfort of your home knowing whom you are really buying from. We, Amastone and MMG Service srl, will be there.
7. Find answers and solutions
You’re in the right place to look for the solution to problems you’ve had when processing stone. Whether you are a marble worker or an architect, you can communicate directly with other people who have answers. You’ll find technicians and experts on every aspect concerning the stone industry. You can‘t miss this opportunity!
8. Have a little fun
Breaking with your everyday routine and getting out of your own workshop will surely do you good. You’ll catch up with friends and colleagues who you’ve not seen in a long time and meet new people, which will surely be fun and motivating.
Marmomac can be very tiring and at the end of the day, you will be exhausted. But it’s a way of bringing multiple benefits to your business – while doing something completely different to what you do everyday.
Information for Marmomac 2018 exhibition:
Address: Verona Exhibition Center – Viale del Lavoro 8 – 37135 Verona.
Dates of the fair: 26 / 29 September 2018
Timetable: From Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 September: open from 9.30 to 18.00. Saturday 29 September: open from 9.30 to 17.30