Today we bring you an interview with the essentials for assisting to the stone fair in Xiamen with Shirley Chen, Project Manager of Xiamen Jinhongxin Exhibition Co., Ltd. which is the organizer of this event.
1. The fair presents a BtoB Networking Platform. Could you explain about it?
Our BtoB Networking Platform is www.gogostone.com, it is official E-commerce platform of Xiamen International Stone Fair. Which is becoming the preferred platform for worldwide stone suppliers and buyers with massive promotion and enhancing influence.
2. What are the latest trends in the stone industry? Will these trends be exhibit also in the fair?
Stone Infinite - Product Design Show
For the first time, Xiamen Stone Fair will have an exhibition of innovative stone ideas titled "Stone Infinite - Product Design Show". It makes Xiamen Stone Fair the hub for new marketable ideas using natural stone, bringing infinite possibilities to the global trade visitors. Designers and companies from Italy (Filipari Design), Greece (CT Lights), Turkey (Emedya+Akdo/Silkar), Norway (Lundhs), the USA (Coldspring), China (Ying Liang Stone/The 5th Gallery) have confirmed their participation to show groundbreaking ideas and products made with natural stone.
3. What news have you prepared for the 2018 edition? What are the highlights?
Global Largest & Most Participated Stone Fair
The total exhibit space reaches 180,000㎡ with over 2,000 exhibiting companies from 56 countries. Last year Xiamen Stone Fair attracted 150,290 professional purchasers from 148 countries and regions, among which oversea purchasers reached to 29,407. Thus, and effective network platform is created based on the resources matching of professional purchasers and high-quality providers.
Industry Grand Gathering with 11 National Pavilions
International area brings together 11 international pavilions from the countries including Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Portugal, Spain, France, Pakistan, Iran, India etc. Global latest products, advanced processing techniques, and cutting-edge designs all can be found, making Xiamen Stone Fair as a "supercenter" for the industry.
Professional Purchasing Groups from 30+ Countries
As far as now, Xiamen Stone Fair attracts national purchasing groups from 30 different countries, which are organized by global well-known industry associations and medium from the USA, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, Iran, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Hongkong, Taiwan, etc. It is estimated to attract more from all over the world in 2018.
World Stone Congress 2018 (WSC)
After 7 years endeavor, World Stone Congress (WSC) is now a series of much anticipated events and seminars, including "Global Master Architects Forum", "Stone Design Forum", "Stone Educational Sessions" etc., which is dedicated to discovering trends and innovations of stone industry. It has become one of the MUSTs for people attending Xiamen Stone Fair. World's top architects and designers, stone experts, professional stone journalists gather here annually for conversation and communication!
4. What are the advantages of exhibiting at Xiamen Stone Fair 2018?
In the first three quarters of 2017, the total value of China stone import reached 2.09 billion USD, with year-on-year growth of 29.9%. According to customs figures, the stone import volumes of Xiamen Port demonstrates growth of 28.4%. Meanwhile, Xiamen has more than 12,000 stone processing bases and owns 4 large-scale distributing centers, which undertakes 60% of domestic and 15% of oversea stone trade business respectively. With superior geographic advantages, Xiamen Stone Fair covers the entire stone industry chain with superior resources, concentrates on unveiling the latest products and technology, and speculates the industries’ developing direction.
5. Can you give us some tips to take the best out of visiting this event?
A) Visitors could login our website www.stonefair.org.cn to fill in the visitors registration counter before Feb. 28, 2018.
B) We have shuttle bus from Xiamen Airport to Exhibition Center during March 6-9, 2018
C) Visitors could obtain visitors badges from the Overseas Registration Counter by showing business cards during March 6-9, 2018 if they fail to register online.
6. How to apply to exhibit or attend?
If anyone has interests in participating in Xiamen Stone Fair 2019 held on March 6-9, 2019, you could login in our website www.stonefair.org.cn to fill in the Exhibitors Registration. We will contact them to find suitable space while we start to arrange booths for exhibitors.
7. Lastly, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?