From 29 June to 2 July in Pavilion No. 57, VDNH will host the international Stone Industry exhibition. More than 160 companies from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, Palestine and China will present products and services in the field of mining, processing and using natural stones. Moreover, exclusive interior products made in the traditions of the Russian stone cutting school will also be presented.
During four days, exhibition visitors will be able to see the latest equipment for extracting and processing stones: CNC bridge milling machines, lifting equipment for quarries and production sites, laser and milling engraving machines, along with laser, abrasive and carbide tools. A significant portion of the exposition will comprise of natural stones: items for interior design, facade tiles, paving stones, landscaping and architecture stone components, artistic and decorative items, mosaics and monuments.
The exhibition will feature unique jade from the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Jerusalem stone of yellowish hues from Palestine, Sanar granite of the original Dalmatian colour from the Chelyabinsk region, 'coral' travertine from Kazakhstan, onyx and travertine from Iran, Genaldon dolomite, white marble from the Koelginsky deposit and Dagestan marble with warm hues of beige and pinkish and grey-blue tints.
This year saw an increase in the number of Russian participants in Stone Industry. Participants include companies from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Anapa, Verkhny Ufaley, Voronezh, Vladikavkaz, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Orel, Saratov, Smolensk, Rezha, Rybinsk and Chelyabinsk. The Republic of Karelia will present an expanded exhibition: 22 companies will bring granite and gabbro-diabase, shungite, muscovite, pegmatite, quartzite, kyanite and relevant equipment.
The Stone Industry hosts various business events for industry experts. At 2:30 p.m. on 20 June, the presentation area (2nd floor of pavilion No. 57) will host an applied research conference entitled State and Developmental Direction of Russia's Decorative Stone Industry. On 30 June, the Day of Karelia will take place: participants and visitors will have the chance to see the stone processing industry from the region and attend presentations of Karelian companies. Then, on 1 July, architects and designers will take part in several seminars on the use of natural stone. These include: 1. Natural Stone in Interior Designs as a Lifestyle; 2. Types of Natural Stones and Possibilities for Interior Design. What Do the Professional Designers Choose and Why?; 3. New Techniques and Materials in Interior Design. Alternatives to Expensive Materials that You Didn't Know About, among others.
The 21st international Stone Industry exhibition will follow all Rospotrebnadzor safety measures. Visitors are required to wear face masks and gloves and maintain social distancing.
VENUE: VDNH, Pavilion No. 57.
Time: 29 June–1 July, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 2 July 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Price: free, registration required.