Innovations include Marmo+Tech - the stage for technologies
September 2021 - Marmomac, the leading international trade fair dedicated to the natural stone supply chain, is also synonymous with training and culture. Show days have always been hallmarked by meetings, lectures and workshops with the aim of keeping the natural stone debate well and truly alive and up-to-date through reports by professionals and experts in the sector. The 2021 edition (29 September-2 October) focuses on the appointment with Marmomac Talks, the physical extension of the virtual meetings seen last May on the Marmomac Plus platform https://www.marmomac.com/en/join-marmomac-plus-as-user/
To ensure a comprehensive training program in compliance with the new safety standards imposed by the Covid emergency, Marmomac Talks will take place in three areas set up in strategic points in Halls 2, 7 and 12. This will allow everyone attending the trade fair in person the chance to move around easily and take part without causing crowds.
The Marmomac Talks area in Hall 12 - opposite the "Designer Tables " and "Brand & Stone" exhibitions in The Italian Stone Theatre - Time in Stone - in addition to hosting the inaugural event of the 55th edition of Marmomac will also see Arena Foundation artists perform every day, in a programme alternating musical ensembles and recitals with pianists and singers.
Each Marmomac Talks area will be equipped with LED walls and socially distanced seats and will also be connected in streaming to the other areas to ensure live viewing of the various events organized during the trade fair.
People unable to take part in the event in person will still be able to watch these events available through the Events section of the new Marmomac Plus portal - a digital tool created early in 2021 precisely to keep professionals all over the world in touch with participants and initiatives at the September show attended in person.
Scheduled appointments especially include those with the curators and designers of exhibitions such as The Italian Stone Theatre - Time in Stone, the experimental projects developed by university students as part of the Young Stone Project, the Pinnacle Award ceremony and the presentation of the new Natural Stone Pavilion.
An absolute innovation within the scope of Marmomac Talks is Marble+Tech, the stage for technologies: a space for dissemination and comparison where technology companies will speak to an audience of technicians, plant managers and product developers to share case histories and best practices - as well as to outline technical innovations at the service of stone processing companies.
Marmomac Talks is in turn flanked once again this year by training events for selected buyers as part of the incoming project created in collaboration with ICE Trade Agency and Confindustria Marmomacchine. The Marmomac Academy programme continues its efforts that for many years have assured recognition of AIA and RIBA training credits for architects and designers.
Lastly, another forum area planned for the 55th Marmomac will be set up inside the Verona Stone District - a space specifically for companies in the Verona area district - which will host, among other events, the Ceremony proclaiming the new Masters of Stone.