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 16-19, 2020


Join the Natural Stone Institute member delegation and travel to attend the China Xiamen International Stone Fair. This opportunity gives you access to attend the largest stone fair in the world, networking opportunities with other association members, and a chance to visit local stone factories during a one-day study tour.

Trip typically includes:

  • 3 nights lodging at a 5-Star Hotel
  • Trade show floor visits with key exhibitors and business contacts
  • One day study tour to visit local stone factories and showrooms
  • Onsite ground transportation to all Natural Stone Institute activities
  • Invitations to attend several VIP receptions
  • Delegates are responsible for their own airfare. The Xiamen airport code is XMN.


Watch a short webinar about this opportunity or contact Pam Hammond for complete details at or 440-250-9222. 


#2. Carrara Delegation

Limited Opportunity

Next delegation opportunity: TBD

Enjoy 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:

  • Housing in Forte dei Marmi
  • Limited 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

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


Contact Pam Hammond (440) 250-9222  for more details.


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