VITÓRIA, Brazil--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Vitória Stone Fair – Marmomacc Latin America 2015 announced the dates for one of the largest Marble and Granite Fairs in the world; February 3 – 6, 2015. Ornamental and raw stone buyers from all over the world will fly to Espírito Santo in the South-East region of Brazil to negotiate products and services. In 2014, this fair closed over $200 million in business. There will be 420 exhibiting companies, 120 foreign companies and over 25,000 visitors from 66 countries.
The exhibition will be held in Vitória, the capital of Espírito Santo, a state with one of the biggest marble and granite reserves in the country, with a great variety of colors and textures. The host state of Vitória Stone Fair has been significantly contributing to the Brazilian trade balance. The stone production in the state represents about 5 million tons a year. The event attracts visitors from Brazil and Latin America, such as stone importers and exporters, contractors, decorators, architects and professionals from the sector; companies dedicated to extraction, processing and commercialization of ornamental stones; and suppliers of abrasives, consumables, machines, equipment, tools and services.
Brazil is the third largest granite exporter of the world. The state of Espírito Santo is responsible for 50% of the national production of ornamental stones and for more than 70% of the Brazilian export operations. Today, the country is the main supplier of stones to the North American market, responsible for 30% of the volume imported by the USA. In 2014, the stone exports to the North American market totaled $790 million.
From 12th place in the consumption ranking in 2001, Brazil now occupies the 4th place (source XXIV Report Marble and Stone in the World) and is already being seen as one of the largest players in the ornamental stone and finishing sector in the world, only after China, India, and the United States. The position was conquered in just a decade by offering a big range of extremely differentiated natural stones and investments made in the industrial parks with acquisitions of more modern machines for the stone extraction and processing operations.
Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America 2015 is promoted by the Trade Union of the Industry of Ornamental Stones, Lime and Limestone in Espírito Santo (SINDIROCHAS) and the Technological Marble and Granite Center (CETEMAG). It is organized by Milanez & Milaneze, in cooperation with the VeronaFiere Group, and counts on the support of the Brazilian Center of Ornamental Stones Exporters (CENTROROCHAS), the Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Stone Industry (ABIROCHAS) and Marble Institute of America (MIA) in the United States.
February 3 to 6, 2015 From 01:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. with access until
Floriano Varejão Exhibition Park - Rodovia do Contorno
BR 101 Norte - Carapina - Serra - ES – Brazil