Exhibitions, conferences and seminars
EVENTS AT THE FAIR
Over the years Marmomac has strengthened its leadership role among sector events, becoming an unmissable event for professionals and enthusiasts of the culture of stone.
THE EVENTS ORGANIZED DURING THE EXHIBITION DAYS ARE NOW NUMEROUS AND CONSOLIDATED
From exhibitions of architecture, art and interior design that boast the participation of internationally renowned designers and important furniture brands, to conferences and seminars that have long been valuable educational opportunities for the professional training of designers and architects.
From prizes aimed at evaluating the works of greatest impact for the communication of the event and the best solutions in terms of setting up to moments of confrontation on the problems and technological innovations inherent to the stone project.
THE PLUS THEATRE DI MARMOMAC: WHERE BUSINESS, CULTURE AND TRAINING MEET NATURAL STONE
The 2022 edition will be a journey through architecture, design and universities to think about stone materials and share new experiments.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The scientific committee of Platform Architecture & Design set up a photographic exhibition of projects typifying the use of natural stone developed by 15 important international architectural firms.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
The Plus Theatre programme includes accredited talks as well as awards and insights focusing on technology, trends, sustainability and markets. Marmo+Tech and Marmo+Press makes its debut.
From exhibitions of architecture, technology and interior design to conferences and seminars that have long been valuable educational opportunities for professional training.
News & culture
From previous editions
The Best Communicator Award made its debut at Marmomac in 2007 and is open to all exhibitors attending the event. This award aims to promote the exhibit set-ups of companies attending the event by assessing not only displays of products and materials but above all the function of stands as a communication and image tool. A jury of experts from the world of architecture, design and communication is appointed at each edition of Marmomac with the task of selecting the most deserving and original stands. The award is divided into four categories reflecting the various product categories on show at the trade fair: Stone, Design, Machinery and Tools. In addition, one Italian and one international exhibitor take awards in each category.
THE NEW BEST COMMUNICATOR AWARD 2022
The New Best Communicator Award now has just two categories that embrace all product sectors highlighted by the show. The category design awards the exhibit focusing on design aspects and installations with a strong visual impact in more or less large spaces, where products find original positioning through aesthetic interpretations. While the category concept evaluates the original and unusual product presentations, an exhibit concept achieving a new approach to interpreting what is on display. This category rewards “the architecture of exhibiting” – i.e., all the set-up features that convey a clear, storytelling message about the company.
BEST COMMUNICATOR AWARD 2016
Italy: Piba Marmi
International: Stoneasy (Belgium)
Italy: Marmo Elite
International: Graniti Tecnica (South Africa)
Italy: Barsanti Macchine
International: Koenig (Germany)
International: Sanwa Kenma (Japan)
BEST COMMUNICATOR AWARD 2017
Italy: Tosco Marmi Palissandro
International: Pavlidis Marble Granite (Greece)
Italy: Errebi Marmi
International: Akdo Silkar (Turkey)
International: Thibaut (France)
Italy: Nicolai Diamant
International: Blick Industries (United States)
BEST COMMUNICATOR AWARD 2018
Italy: A&G 23
International: Hsmarbles – Hellenic Superior Marbles (Greece)
Italy: Santucci Graniti
International: Marmyk Iliopoulos (Greece)
International: D2 Technology (Portugal)
Italy: Tyrolit Vincent
International: KGS Diamond International (Holland)
BEST COMMUNICATOR AWARD 2019
Italy: Franchi Umberto
International: Akrolithos (Greece)
Italy: Trambisera Marmi
International: Stone Group International (Greece)
International: Flow Europe (Germany)
Italy: Zenesis Solutions
International: Diamant Boart (Belgium)
The Icon Award was established by Marmomac in 2016 with the aim of selecting the work whose aesthetic impact and symbolic value stands out as the best image for the communication campaign for the next show. All the installations and applications displayed inside The Italian Stone Theatre can be nominated and the winner, selected in the past by a jury of experts from the worlds of culture, design and communication, for the first time in 2021 will be chosen by the public of Marmomac. Two possible ways will be available for voting: live in the Exhibition Centre, on multimedia totems located near the exhibition areas, or online on the social channels of Marmomac. The hashtags to which to refer on Instagram for research and voting of posts dedicated to the Icon Award are: #MarmomacIconAward, #TheItalianStoneTheatre and #timeinstone.
ICON AWARD 2016
Designer: Denis Santachiara
Company: Costa Paolo
ICON AWARD 2017
Designer: Paolo Ulian
Company: Silvestri Marmi
ICON AWARD 2018
Designer: Elena Salmistraro
Companies: Vicentina Marmi, Donatoni Macchine, Cave Gamba
ICON AWARD 2019
Designer: Lorenzo Palmeri
Companies: Vicentina Marmi, Donatoni Macchine
2015 - 2021
THE ITALIAN STONE THEATRE
Professional growth opportunities
The Marmomac event schedule has always been an opportunity to meet full of food for thought for industry operators. The topics covered are of essential importance for an objective vision of the present and future of the stone sector and for a conscious analysis of market trends and the most innovative technological and strategic experiments. The scheduled events are a great opportunity for professional growth for all those who need continuous training, especially for architects and designers who wish to collect AIA-CES and RIBA-CPD credits.
EVENTS IN PRESENCE AND ONLINE
From 2020 onwards, Marmomac accelerated the process of using digital events. On the Marmomac Plus portal there is a section dedicated to seminars and conferences created starting from the digital edition of Marmomac ReStart, with the videos of the Marmomac Talks event in May 2021 and the Marmomac 2021 conferences.