MARINA di CARRARA, Italy – The summer stone event scheduled here for June is definitely not the same old Carrara show.

After years of declining attendance, Carrara Marmotec sports a new name for 2018 – carrara² -- and a revamped presentation for different audiences of industry buyers.

carrara logo 2The event – slated for June 2-9 – focuses on the area’s marble history, with two different event structures: one for stone procurement/sales, and the other for quarrying/fabrication technology.

The sales side -- White Carrara Downtown, part of Marmotec’s 2017 event – gets equal billing as a place for materials presentation and business from June 2-8. It includes multiple events in the town, as well as open-door company meetings and a host of business-to-business (B2B) sessions to match buyers and sellers.

The technology side – Marmotec Hub 4.0 – offers exhibits and demos of stone equipment from June 4-8 at the Carrara Exhibition Centre. The concept event is designed along the Industry 4.0 trend of “smart factories,” and emphasizes the development of cyber-physical systems in stone processing.

The retooled event also includes a hefty price tag for full access – €500 – but the fee buys more than a show badge.

Two attendee packages – one for stone materials and one for technology – include one technical seminar/workshop, 10 B2B meetings, a local quarry tour, a full day of factory tours, entry to Marmotec Hub 4.0, bus transportation to events and two nights of hotel accommodations. The stone-materials package also entry to an exclusive auction of blocks and slabs on June 8.

The event also offers a free-admission package including the Technology Hub 4.0 and free use of the local bus-shuttle service.

Reservations for the attendee packages should be made by April 15.

For more information, see carraramarmotec.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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