Amidst a global economic crisis, an unsteady market and a shaky industry, organizers of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas say the show “again exceeded expectations with a solid, three-day event filled with quality attendees, intense education and exhibitors who were ready to do business.”

The show, which took place October 15-18, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, celebrated its new international alliance between StonExpo and Marmomacc and the first-ever StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas boasted 276 exhibiting companies in 113,000 square feet and was attended by nearly 6,000 industry professionals. “Key audience segments had modest growth, including a 3% increase in international attendance and a 2% increase in the architecture and design segments – both attributable to Marmomacc’s increased influence on the event,” organizers noted.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is owned and produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and will be held October 21-24, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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

For more information on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, please call 866.550.6808 or visit www.StonExpo.com.