Xiamen Stone Fair postponed again but opens online in June
The World's largest stone fair, held annually in Xiamen, China, has been put back again in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled for March and postponed to June, it has now been put back to 27-30 October.
However, an online version of the exhibition will open in June. The Chinese say this will be an upgraded service and be a warm-up for the October event.
As a virtual platform, Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair aims to provide an online preview of the show, giving exhibitors a chance to showcase their products. It will enable them to engage with buyers and network with industry partners, while enabling visitors to search for products, make appointments and plan a visit to the October exhibition.
The platform is now under development and improvement and will go live on 6 June, which was to have been the opening date of the postponed show.
And the Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair is now intended to be a permanent feature of the Xiamen Stone Fair to better serve the industry, says the organiser.