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Stone+tec Nuremberg 2011

Leap Stone (September 03, 2009)

Date set – 22 to 25 June

The date for Stone+tec Nürnberg 2011 has now been set: the 17th International Trade Fair Natural Stone and Stoneprocessing Technology will be held from Wednesday, 22 to Saturday, 25 June 2011 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.

At the close of Stone+tec Nürnberg 2009 the only certainty was that the next edition of the two-year rotation event would be held in May/June 2011. “This was a novelty in the fair’s 30-year history”, said Roland Kast, Exhibition Director at NürnbergMesse. “There were quite specific reasons for this however: in spring 2011 the dates for several major events will coincide in Nuremberg.” In order to guarantee peoples’ smooth arrival and departure as well as a good parking situation, corresponding consultations and coordination were necessary. “In addition we wanted to take account of the visitor behaviour and exhibitors’ wishes in as far as possible”, explains Kast. The 2011 date thus once again includes a public holiday on Thursday – a situation which always guarantees a high influx of visitors to Stone+tec especially from the skilled trades. Traditionally Stone+tec’s duration always takes in one of the two public holidays each falling on a Thursday, Ascension Day or Corpus Christi. 

Accounting for a share of over 50 percent, the skilled trades, primarily stonemasons and stone-processing specialist companies along with the tile-laying and paving trades, are the most strongly represented visitor group at Stone+tec Nuremberg, followed by the industry and trade with almost 20 percent each. 770 exhibitors in exhibition space of 65,000 m2 and around 35,000 trade visitors, over one quarter of them from abroad, once again made Stone+tec Nuremberg 2009 one of the sector’s outstanding meeting places in Europe. Nine out of ten exhibitors reached their most important target groups at the fair and made new business contacts. “We are convinced that with the 2011 date we have found a good solution which takes into account the exhibitors’ and visitors’ wishes and is conducive to a successful Stone+tec Nuremberg”, said Roland Kast.