For the second consecutive year, StonExpo has been named toTradeshow Week’sFastest 50 list of the fifty-fastest growing tradeshows in North America. This designation is based on total net square footage growth (50%) and percentage of growth (50%) between 2005 and 2007.

StonExpo has grown 95% in the past three years, according to Hanley Wood Exhibitions. In 2005, the show moved to the Las Vegas Convention Center and featured 237 exhibiting companies in 80,100 net square feet of exhibit space, which equated to a 25% increase in size over 2004. The 2006 event increased by another 25% in Las Vegas with 261 exhibiting companies in 101,900 net square feet of exhibit space. Last year’s edition brought 330 exhibitors in 124,000 net square feet.

“We are honored to be recognized again this year and look forward to sharing our success with the sponsors, endorsers, exhibitors and attendees who made it possible,” says Dana Teague, Show Director, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. “We hope to carry this achievement into this year’s show as we anticipate another solid event this October.”

StonExpo recently announced a strategic alliance with Marmomacc and the rebranding of StonExpo to StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. Show organizers say that, “With the addition of Marmomacc’s influence and strength within the architecture & design segments, significant growth is anticipated in these key market segments creating outstanding value for all who exhibit and attend.”

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is owned and produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and will be held October 15-18, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Marmomacc is owned and organized by Veronafiere, held annually in Verona, Italy. Its 43rd edition will be held October 2-5, 2008.