The 19th China Xiamen International Stone Fair, March 6 - 9, 2019, served as a one-stop procurement and information exchange platform for the international stone industry. Concurrent exhibitions and conferences also brought new design ideas and insightful knowledge that made Xiamen Stone Fair more than just a trade fair.
Xiamen 2019 was composed of 6 exhibition areas. In 2019, 25 pavilions were open as exhibition zones, covering 180,000 m2 show floor space with 9,300 standard booths, in which stone area occupied 67.15% while machinery and tools area accounted for 31.28% with an increase of 4% compared over last year.
Thanks to the geographical advantage of Xiamen Port, global stone purchasers’ constant attention and a large visitor database, Xiamen Stone Fair has become the first choice for domestic and foreign companies to explore the market. This year, more than 2000 exhibitors from 57 countries and regions gathered here, in which domestic exhibitors accounted for 69.15% while international exhibitors accounted for 30.85%.
According to the post-show survey, 98.21% exhibitors are willing to continue participating in Xiamen Stone Fair 2020, and 95.81% exhibitors left the fair satisfied.
With respect to stones, exhibitors have started to pay more attention on design and multiple applications of stone, rather than simply displaying projects and product itself. The mode of “space + material selection” connects stone with architectural design, home and living and landscape design by visualizing stone as specific elements in real life, and enhances the visiting experience.
In the machinery and tools area, exhibitors bring leading products and technologies to the fair showcasing the general trend of intelligentization, automation, and sustainability. Meanwhile, “Made in China” products and technologies perform well during the 4-day event that attracts more international exhibitors to look to machinery and tools from Chinese manufacturers.
In 2019, there were 150,520 professional visitors from 148 countries and regions attending Xiamen Stone Fair. The amount of pre-registered visitors increased by 10.6% over last year. Traditional industries like quarrying, manufacturing, processing and sourcing represented over 50% of total professional visitors, while visitors from design-related fields witnessed the highest growth of 5.98%. Aiming for the A&D community with the “design in stone” theme, the concurrent design exhibition, Stone Infinite, was upgraded in 2019, with several design forums. According to the post-show survey, 96.09% visitors achieved their visiting expectation and 98.21% indicated that they will attend Xiamen Stone Fair in 2020.
Xiamen Stone Fair is dedicated to building a platform for not only networking with global company representatives and introducing latest innovation, but also educating all segments of the industry and exploring more possibilities for stone application. Featured events in 2019 included World Stone Congress (WSC), Stone Infinite–product design show, Launch Out @XSF, new product launching area, which were held concurrently to meet the needs of stone industry visitors from each segment.
The fair is stepping into its 20th anniversary and will be held March 16-19, 2020.
For more information, visit stonefair.org.cn.