Marble İzmir – International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair, the largest global gathering of the natural stone sector, will bring together the professionals of the sector once again in İzmir between 26-29 April 2023. Marble İzmir, to be held for the 28th time, will have over a thousand participants in an area exceeding 150 thousand square meters.
Marble İzmir International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, organized by İZFAŞ, continues to be the gateway of Turkish natural stone to the world. Being a member of the International Fair Association (UFI) since 1998, Marble İzmir has been serving as the industry’s gateway to the world for the last 25 years.
With thousands of international professional visitors showing interest in the fair, Turkish natural stone’s opening to the world, increasing its market share and reaching new markets, it is important for the sector that international participants from many countries take part in Marble İzmir. Last year, a total of 78,096 people from 145 countries, 8,590 of whom were foreigners visited, moreover more than a thousand companies participated in the fair, due to the high interest in adding new areas for processed natural stones, block stones and other products. With the investments to be made, the aim in the coming years is to offer a place to all companies that want to participate in Marble İzmir Fair. In addition to companies from Türkiye, many companies from countries such as Italy, the United States, China, India, Greece and Iran will participate in this great fair of the sector.
Marble İzmir Fair, as every year, will host the leading companies of the natural stone sector and thousands of professional foreign visitors who want to import Turkish natural stone from all over the world. Hundreds of foreign customers from Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Poland Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait and Azerbaijan will be hosted in Marble İzmir with their procurement delegation programs.
With B2B interview programs to be organized during the fair, participating companies will be able to meet with customers quickly and effectively. Foreign visitors from 54 countries in every continent of the world, from Australia to Italy, from China to the USA, have been registered for procurement committee programs via the Marble İzmir website. The fair is expected to be visited by close to 100,000 local and foreign visitors.
Also, this year, there is a mobile application for Marble İzmir. Thus, for the first time, there will be a mobile application that will inform everyone who hears about Marble from all over the world, wants to come, wants to buy in Marble, and wants to be informed about the products.
General Manager of İZFAŞ, Canan Karaosmanoğlu Alıcı said, “We want to show the world the leadership of Türkiye, which has been the most important reserve area of natural stones in the world for thousands of years, and to establish new collaborations. Quality, expertise and experience of Türkiye in marble and natural stone industry is a globally accepted fact. Our fair will once again offer the opportunity to announce this quality and expertise to a wider audience. In addition to natural stones and their products, the latest technologies and newest machines will be exhibited at the fair. There is great potential for Marble İzmir Fair to create a larger trade volume this year. We invite everyone who is interested in the marble and natural stone industry around the world to this fair.”