In less than a year it will be that time again, when the 21st round of Stone+tec takes place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 17 to 20 June 2020. This international trade fair for natural stone and stone technology is where industry experts gather for professional knowledge-sharing. They can also look forward to a diverse supporting programme. As well as special shows, panel discussions and high-calibre presentations, several awards ceremonies form an integral part of the event. Stone+tec receives active support from major industry associations.
High-quality exhibition with strong international flair
“Stone+tec is a long-standing tradition at the Nuremberg exhibition venue and one of the most important industry events in the German-speaking regions,” says Beate Fischer, Director of Stone+tec. “We are looking forward to welcoming a lot of international exhibitors here to Exhibition Centre Nuremberg and offering visitors a top class event.” Until 31 October 2019, companies can benefit from an early booking discount on the square metre price of stand hire. The detailed planning will begin this autumn.
Strong supporting programme facilitates dialogue among experts
As well as the traditional exhibition area, the event is complemented by workshops, specialist presentations and panel discussions that offer trade visitors an ideal forum for knowledge-sharing and professional development. The special show “Our natural stone” promises once again to be a genuine highlight of the event. Other special presentations on the most important segments of Stone+tec – Technology & Chemicals, Materials, and Monumental Stonemasonry – are a fitting complement to the diverse exhibition programme.
Natural stone – an award-winning building material
The German Natural Stone Award is presented at Stone+tec every two years by the German Natural Stone Association (DNV) in partnership with the Federation of German Architects (BDA). It is regarded as one of the most prestigious architecture prizes in Germany and beyond. The award puts the spotlight on natural stone as a building material and looks at achievements in both urban planning and architecture. Projects can be submitted until 31 January. For more information on registering go to:
Next generation showcases its talent
On the forecourt of the exhibition centre, young stonemasons will find a suitable platform to show off their skills. As in 2018, they can compete and win prizes in the Young Talent Competition organized by the Association of German Stonemasons (BIV) to honour the achievements of the next generation of stonemasons. “It really matters to us to give young stonemasons in particular the chance to put their talents to the test. The Young Talent Competition is the ideal vehicle and a very valuable addition to Stone+tec,” Fischer says.
Individual advice for potential exhibitors
The Stone+tec team will be attending Marmomacc 2019 in Verona, Italy and invites interested companies to make appointments with us for individual consultations.
Stone+tec, the international trade fair for natural stone and stone processing is organised by NürnbergMesse. Honorary sponsors are the DNV (German Natural Stone Association) and BIV (Association of German Stonemasons). It also receives international support from Confindustria Marmomacchine, the Italian Association for Natural Stone Working Machinery and Equipment.