MARBLE brought into focus the flourishing industry of natural stone and products.
MARBLE – International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair being Turkey’s largest and one of the world’s top three fair in its sector was organized in fuar izmir with the slogan of “Experience natural stone at the source” between March 28 to 31.
MARBLE grew in every area this year. The fair, being organized in the area of 139 thousand square meters in 2017, was realized in the field of 150 thousand square meters this year. The total stand area increased from 54 thousand square meters to 57 thousand square meters. As compared to the previous year, the number of foreign exhibitors increased from 213 to 246 and the number of domestic firms increased from 896 to 914.The total number of participants at the 24thMARBLE was 1.160. Visitors of Marble 24th were recorded as 53.524 national and 9.790 international. Participants and enthusiasts were both satisfied with the presentation of the new natural stone samples, and meeting with the sector representatives of the latest construction and marble equipment and consumables at the MARBLE Fair. Sector representatives declared that sales for export were made and agreements were signed. Sector has started to wait for 25thMarble.
Turkish Marble, Natural Stone and Machinery Manufacturers Association (TÜMMER) President Raif Turk, said that “I have attended MARBLE for 22 years. I can say that it is the best fair ever. The adventure started 24 years ago and has come to the present day with great experience and accretion. This fair is well known and given importance by marble workers from all around the world. İzmir being the really only stone fair should be understood by other fairs in Turkey as they gradually ended their activities. MARBLE’s 25th year will be much more magnificent, we will raise the culvert much more.” said Turk, stating that they predict at least 400 million dollars export for this year, and also emphasized that the natural stone sector has grown and developed even more thanks to MARBLE.
The 25th Marble- International Natural Stone & Technologies fair 2019 will take place from 27th-30th March, 2019.