Marmomac 2023 visitors up 10% from 2022

Editor Clare with Phil and Morgan from Stone and Glass Group

The organisers of Marmomac, Veronafiere have revealed that 51,000 visitors attended last week's event (24-27 September) in Verona, Italy – an increase of 10% compared with last year's show. This was the 57th edition of the world-famous event dedicated to the stone production chain and of those visitor figures, more than 60% came from outside Italy including the UK.

Known for being one of the most important stone shows in the world, it attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors from 54 countries many of which have UK agents and distributors who were also in attendance. The team from Stone Specialist and the Natural Stone Show including Clare Howcutt-Kelly, Charlotte Shacklock and Richard Bradbury headed out to cover the event and meet exhibitors.

An outbreak of sickness (including Covid-19) among air traffic control staff at Gatwick caused logistical complications and flight cancellations affecting many of those visiting from the UK but in spite of this, the mood was one of optimism and celebration. Look out for our coverage in the next issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine – video interviews will also be added to our YouTube channel.