StonExpo has aligned itself with Marmomacc and rebranded the annual trade fair as StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.

“In the past three years, StonExpo has experienced 95% growth. Now with the united strength of the StonExpo and Marmomacc brands, this event will be propelled into a global market. The combination of resources between Marmomacc and StonExpo will bring extraordinary value to the industry and participants of future events” stated Galen Poss, Hanley Wood Exhibitions president. “This is a big win for the North American stone community,” Poss continued.

“We are excited about expanding the Marmomacc brand and increasing our exposure and visibility in North America,” said Flavio Piva, market director and co-director general of Veronafiere. “Our previous endorsement agreements with StonExpo have proven successful and mutually beneficial and we feel confident this new arrangement will only continue to strengthen both of these leading events.”

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, Nevada.

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