MIA+BSI Seeks Volunteers for 2018 Xiamen Stone Fair Delegation

MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute
(440) 250-9222


MIA+BSI Seeks Volunteers for 2018 Xiamen Stone Fair Delegation


Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, September 26, 2017—

For the third year, MIA+BSI, in coordination with the China Xiamen International Stone Fair, is extending an opportunity to association members interested in volunteering their time and serving as part of the delegation to the fair. The China Xiamen International Stone Fair connects thousands of buyers, suppliers and manufacturers from around the globe.  Held March 6-9, 2018, this year’s trip will include:

  • 3 nights lodging at Xiamen Stone Fair Designated Hotel
  • Day trip study tour to visit natural stone factories
  • Onsite ground transportation to MIA+BSI-planned activities
  • Invitations to several VIP receptions

2017 BSI President Daniel Wood reflected on his experience serving on this year’s delegation: “Serving on this delegation helped expand my knowledge of stone and the tremendous production capability in China. It also allowed me to expand my network and enhance existing relationships.” 2017 MIA President Jon Lancto commented: “This is a unique opportunity to not only visit China but also to see the industry from another country’s perspective and network with the leaders in our industry.  It has been an eye opening trip for everyone who has attended in the past.”


MIA+BSI will also conduct several educational sessions as part of the World Stone Congress program. For more information about serving on the delegation, contact Pam Hammond at (440) 250-9222 or pam@naturalstoneinstitute.org. Space is limited so don’t delay – the deadline to sign up is November 30




MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.



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