Delegations

Three Natural Stone Institute Member Opportunities!

As a membership benefit, the Institute offers three exclusive opportunities to attend international educational and networking events. Delegations are held annually and are located in Xiamen, China, Carrara, Italy and Vitoria, Brazil .

 

#1. Xiamen International Stone Fair Delegation

Next delegation opportunity: March 6-9, 2019

Join the Natural Stone Institute member delegation to the China Xiamen International Stone Fair which will include the opportunity to attend the largest stone fair in the world, network with fellow association members, and participate in a 1-day study tour of factories.

Delegates will receive:

  • 3 nights free lodging provided at the designated host hotel
  • Entry to exhibition (Natural Stone Institute will share a booth with Stone World magazine)
  • VIP Dinner
  • Member Networking Reception
  • 1-day study tour of factories
  • Delegates are responsible for their own airfare. The Xiamen airport code is XMN.

VISA Invitation Letter: To initiate the paperwork for a business travel visa – click here.

 

#2. Carrara Delegation

Limited Opportunity – 20 People

Next delegation opportunity: June 2019

Enjoy (3) days of B2B meetings, factory tours, technical seminars, quarry visits and much more. This intimate study tour is a great opportunity to explore the rich marble heritage available only in the Carrara Italy region.

Delegates will receive:

  • 3 nights lodging in Forte dei Marmi
  • Ground transportation to/from airport
  • Shuttle service to and from the meetings and tours.
  • B2B meeting opportunities with stone companies from the Carrara region 
  • Delegates are responsible for their own airfare

 

#3. Vitoria Stone Fair Delegation

Next delegation opportunity: June 2019

Serve as part of our delegation and attend the Vitoria Stone Fair in Brazil. Attendees should anticipate several networking opportunities and a fair that brings together representatives from the southern Americas. 

Delegates will receive:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations
  • Ground transfers to and from the airport
  • Shuttle service to and from the Stone Fair
  • Networking opportunities
  • Delegates are responsible for their own airfare

 

Registration is not yet available for 2019.  Contact Pam Hammond (440) 250-9222  for more details.

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