Trade Show Cites Gains

Trade Show Cites Gains

Mount Sterling, OH StonExpo 2003, a leading trade show for the natural stone industry, along with the Marble Institute of America's Convention and Cornerstone Forum education program, achieved all-time records for attendance and exhibit participation with last year's event, show organizers announced.

Last year's show, staged in December at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center, drew nearly 5,100 attendees, a 20% increase over the previous year, show sponsors said.

Some 240 companies exhibited at the two-day event, they added.

StonExpo is a non-profit event owned by the StonExpo Federation, a consortium of industry representatives headquartered here. Revenue from the show is used to promote the use of natural stone and "to educate users and specifiers about the quality and advantages of using natural stone," show organizers noted.

The Marble Institute of America also conducts its annual meeting and "Pinnacle Awards" luncheon during the event.

StonExpo 2004 will take place Oct. 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, organizers announced.