StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas (StonExpo) has announced a new three-year endorsement agreement with The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI).

“CCI, a leader in the concrete countertop industry, is an exciting addition to the StonExpo family, “ states Dana Teague, Show Director, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. “Diversification is the buzzword surrounding StonExpo this year, and offering the training and resources of CCI to our attendees is an important step in expanding beyond the stone industry to unite the entire fabrication industry.”

CCI will also host their annual Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC) at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow our business,” states John Cogswell, Owner and Vice-President of CogswellStone. “In this economy, we can’t afford to stand still. By learning from the CCI experts, we’ll be able to increase our capabilities and continue to grow.”

“Partnering with an industry leader like StonExpo will allow us to offer unparalleled opportunities to our members as well as gain valuable exposure with an international audience,” states Lane Mangum, VP Business Services. “StonExpo is an ideal partner for us and we look forward to educating the participants on concrete countertops.”

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.

Marmomacc is owned and organized by Veronafiere, held annually in Verona, Italy. Its 44th edition will be held September 30 – October 3, 2009.