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The 24th China Xiamen International Stone Fair Review
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Xiamen, China – The 24th China Xiamen International Stone Fair was successfully concluded on March 19, 2024. In the constantly changing economic environment, face-to-face communication plays a significant role to accelerate the industry development.

With the theme “SAY HI”, Xiamen Stone Fair 2024 has hit a record to expand the scale to 191,000 square metres where over 2,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered under one roof, among which 350 international exhibitors came from Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Portugal, Iran, Pakistan, Greece, India, Vietnam and beyond. There were 8 exhibition areas in 25 halls – Domestic Stone Area, Machinery & Tools Area, International Area, Artificial Stone Area, Outdoor Area, Design Area, Media Area and Natural Stone Varieties Collection. Highlight worth noting was that the newly opened Hall B8 and Hall D1 were planned as Machinery & Tools and Design areas respectively.

Industrial clusters in China have also organised delegations to participate in this annual event, including Guizhou province, Laizhou city in Shandong province, Sui County and Macheng in Hubei province, Jiaohe city in Jilin province and Taiwan. The array of exhibits from raw block, slab, engineered stone to finished stone product; from heavy equipment, gang saw, abrasive to adhesive and care product could be found in every aisle, making Xiamen Stone Fair a one-stop centre for global buyers.

Xiamen Stone Fair 2024 has attracted 151,845 visits during the 4-day show. Trade buyers from 120 countries and regions have flocked to Xiamen to make contacts, develop business and place orders. The fair also saw a substantially increase in key buyers, designers, association delegations and end-users from China and overseas countries such as India, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Malaysia, Turkey, Vietnam, etc.

Featured events concurrently held were incredible destinations. What calls for special attention was the Design Area in Hall D1 where the two theme exhibitions - Habitat Interior Design Exhibition and Stone Infinite Product Design Show were located. 18 top designers and architects in China teamed up with leading stone brands to present the fabulous beauty and diversified application of natural stone, leaving profound impressions on every visitors, design enthusiasts and stone lovers - “It was incredible to see the high level of Chinese design”, “I was shocked and surprised by their imaginations in showing the beauty of stone”. It is believed that this design area in Hall D1 will be an unmissable place in Xiamen Stone Fair every year.

The 3rd Natural Stone Varieties Collection became the first stop to have a quick overview of the market trends in 2024. While Launch Out @XSF - New Product Releasing and WSC - Educational Sessions contained a series of releasing conferences, forums and lectures to give insights into the stone industry.

With all the support and trust from the whole stone community, Xiamen Stone Fair 2024 has made another major achievement. The 25th China Xiamen International Stone Fair will be scheduled on March 16-19, 2025. Looking forward to meeting you at the 25th anniversary to unleash the industry potential.

For more information, visit https://www.stonefair.org.cn/

All photos courtesy of Xiamen Stone Fair 2024.