Located on the show floor, the StonExchange proves to be a hub for information exchange among peers and colleagues. Listen, speak, learn, meet and swap ideas, solutions and more at these complimentary sessions. The StonExchange events are open to all attendees.
Stone LIVE! is your destination for “how-to” demonstrations on the show floor and the only place where you’ll get up-close expert instruction on some of the industry’s most challenging stone installation techniques. These complimentary demonstrations are a value add for all attendees and take place on the show floor. The 2009 Stone LIVE! stage is combining with StonExchange and will offer the same great hands-on demonstrations. Stone LIVE! is presented by the Stone Fabricators Alliance.
The Marmomacc/Italian Pavilion, named in honor of the world’s oldest and largest stone fair and StonExpo’s namesake, provides attendees with in-booth demonstrations, and sponsored educational programs specifically for the architecture and design.
Adjacent to Marmomacc’s Italian Pavilion, all the stone companies will be grouped together in The Stone Pavilion on the show floor.
THE CONCRETE COUNTERTOP INSTITUTE (CCI)
As a new endorser of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, CCI will host its annual Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC) at this year’s show, featuring six seminars led by industry experts sharing the latest information and most critical topics for successful concrete countertop creation.
Also, stop by the Concrete Pavilion for complimentary hands-on demos geared toward fabricators and installers who want to learn more about the benefits of working with concrete.
10:30-11 a.m. Molds: Materials, Shapes and Usage
2-3 p.m. Concrete Mixing and Casting
10:30-11 a.m. Grinding and Polishing
2-2:30 p.m. Special Effects
10:30-11 a.m. Sealing: The Essential Finishing Touch
In collaboration with Architect Magazine and Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Veronafiere will host a full-day educational AIA/CES program on Friday, October 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center; it is being organized in conjunction with the Italian Trade Commission, as well as MAPEI and Trentino Sprint.
The 5.5 AIA Learning Unit course will feature presentations on stone and sustainable design; ISO standards for grouts and tile adhesives; and natural stone from Trento — as well
as a site visit of a local quarry. To register, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thursday, 10/22||Noon-12:45 p.m.|
Funding NSC’s Future — How to Continue the Critical Work on
John Mattke, Mark Fernandes, Gary Distelhorst,
|2:30-3 p.m.||How Concrete Countertops Can Set Your Business Apart||Jeffrey Girard, The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI)|
|Friday, 10/23||Noon-12:30 p.m.|
Home Approved Stone — The Stone Industry’s Solution to Radon/ Radiation in Granite
Guido Gliori, Brett Rugo, Gary Distelhorst, Marble Institute of America (MIA)
|2:30-3 p.m.||Diversify Your Business with Stone Carving||Walter Arnold, Stone Carvers Guild (SCG)|
|Saturday, 10/24||12:30-1 p.m.|
Taking Full Advantage of the MIA
Jim Hieb, Marble Institute of America (MIA)
|Thursday, 10/22||10:30-11:30 a.m..|
Matt Rickard, Brian Briggs
|1-2 p.m.||Laminating and Edge Polishing||Eli Polite, Scott Weinbrecht, Scott McGourley|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Material Handling||Dan Riccolo, Mike Law|
|Friday, 10/23||10:30-11:30 a.m.|
Eli Polite, Kent Potter
|1-2 p.m.||Sealers, Cleaners and Glues||Cameron DeMille, Nick Patrona|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Top Polishing, Seam Phantom||Kris Jorgensen|
|Saturday, 10/24||11 a.m.-noon|
Repair and Restoration
Cameron DeMille, Scott McGourley
|1:30-2:30 p.m.||Shower Floor and Wall Installation||Joe Little, Dustin Braudway|