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KAMIEŃ-STONE 2011 came as a success
310 exhibitors, 6,268 visitors, a few dozen of sold machines and concluded contracts: this is the result of KAMIEŃ-STONE 2011 Stone Industry Fair.
On 9-12 November 2011, a comprehensive offer from representatives of the stone industry from all over the world was presented at the Poznań fairgrounds. Exhibitors came from 17 countries: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. Foreign companies have embraced the opportunity of presenting their offer at the largest exhibition event for the stone industry in Central and Eastern Europe, as they made up 59% of the total number of exhibitors.
What was showcased in Poznań was a wide range of natural stone varieties, semi-finished and finished stone products, tombstones, machines, devices and tools for stone processing as well as stone chemicals. Leaders in the segment of tomb accessories were also represented.
310 companies present at the fair showcased their offers in a complex of Hall 5, 6 and 6A with a total area of 20,000 sq m. Very good exhibiting conditions of these modern, spacious halls were recognized by both exhibitors and media representatives.
Who and with whom at KAMIEŃ-STONE
Representatives of companies present at the fair emphasised that the event was professional. They have established many interesting contacts here.
KAMIEŃ-STONE 2011 is gaining recognition in Central and Eastern Europe: such conclusion can be drawn on the basis of registration-based visitor statistics. From 6,268 visitors, 11 per cent came to Poznań from abroad. Most visitors were from: Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Finland and Ukraine.
According to the statistics presented by the organisers, Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie and Geoservice-Christi company, Polish visitors included primarily those from Wielkopolska (20.7 %) and Lower Silesia (9.4 %). It can be justified by the location of both the fair and the largest centres of the Polish stone industry. There were also many residents of the Mazowieckie Province (9.3 %).
The breakdown of visitors according to their business type appears even. 35.8% of them represent production companies, 35.6% - services and 28.6 % – trade, with a majority of small and medium enterprises. As regards positions held in companies, most visitors were owners (43.5%) and managerial staff (27%).
Market segments with the strongest presence among visitors were: stone industry (74.4%), interior finishing and furnishing (8.7%), construction (7.23 %). Architects and designers made up 3.7% of visitors.
It should be noted here that the above data are from the professional visitor registration system, detailed and the most modern in Poland. However, the fair was also visited by individual customers who are not authorised to register. The offer of the stone industry was popular among public at large in particular on the Independence Day, November 11th.