A new date and new organiser for the Stone+tec trade fair

The trade fair for natural stone and stone technology will take place from Wednesday, 22 June to Saturday, 25 June 2022 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre and will be organised in future by AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH. This means that the industry will once again have its meeting place in Nuremberg. The conceptual sponsors are the German Natural Stone Association (DNV) and the Federal Guild Association of the German Stonemasonry and Stone Sculpture Trade (BIV).

Nuremberg – Stone+tec is the meeting place for the natural stone industry from Germany and neighbouring European countries. The focus of the event is on the one hand on materials, such as traditional natural stone and products similar to natural stone, and on the other on technology and machinery for working and processing natural stone. The third major area of offerings focuses on gravestones. This makes Stone+tec the knowledge platform for domestic natural stone and the only trade fair for the gravestone sector. The fair is aimed at everyone involved in working with stone from the fields of construction, cemeteries, monuments and design, making it a must-attend event for the stone industry. A new feature is the “Building with Natural Stone” theme area, which provides offerings for property developers, planners and architects as part of Stone+tec.

From Wednesday 22 June to Saturday, 25 June 2022, the industry will finally be reunited at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre after four years. For exhibiting companies, Stone+tec offers the opportunity to personally provide an interested public with information about
their products and services within the framework of a trade fair. Stone+tec presents current trends and new developments, such as materials that expand the natural stone market. In addition, the topic of sustainability will be highlighted, which is evident in the industry in that the use of local materials is in vogue, such as sandstone, limestone or granite. The trade fair programme will be supplemented and rounded off by panel discussions, a comprehensive new congress programme that invites visitors to learn and enjoy professional exchanges, as well as specialist areas.

The conceptual sponsors are the German Natural Stone Association (DNV) and the Federal Guild Association of the German Stonemasonry and Stone Sculpture Trade (BIV). In 2022, the DNV, together with the Association of German Architects (BDA), will present the German Natural Stone Award DNP, again as part of the Stone+tec. The DNP is awarded to sustainable projects made of natural stone in interior and exterior areas that exemplify high architectural quality and energy-saving construction methods. Young talents from the stonemasonry and stone sculpture trades will again be involved in the trade fair and will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the BIV Young Talents competition.

About AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH

In future, Stone+tec will be organised by AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, which has taken over the fair from the former organiser NürnbergMesse. AFAG managing directors Henning and Thilo Könicke are looking forward to this new challenge: “We’ve already made initial contact with the industry, and we’re delighted that we will be able to organise Stone+tec in the future. The open-minded, cooperative discussions we’ve had have shown us that Stone+tec is missed as a leading trade fair for the German-speaking region. So we’re delighted that with Stone+tec, the natural stone industry will have its meeting place back in 2022. Our project manager Sandra Hübner and project officer Gloria McCray, together with their team, are happy to be at the disposal of exhibitors, partners and associations as points of contact”.

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH is one of the most successful trade fair organisers in private hands in Germany. AFAG has been operating from Nuremberg since 1947 and from Augsburg since 1991. To date, AFAG has staged almost 800 trade fair events for a wide range of industries and subject areas. The AFAG portfolio currently comprises 20 events. These include both international trade fairs and national consumer fairs as well as special interest fairs, congresses, events and show events.

The industry is looking forward to Stone+tec – exhibitor comments:

DNV German Natural Stone Association
Reiner Krug, Managing Director

“We’re looking forward to Stone+tec being reactivated, the meeting place of the natural stone industry in Germany. Here all interested parties can obtain comprehensive information about the future of natural stone and sustainable building with natural stone”.

BIV Federal Guild Association of the German Stonemasonry and Stone Sculpture Trade
Sybille Trawinski; Managing Director

"After a long wait, our Stone+tec now has a future again at the usual location and with a new partner. We are looking forward to a personal reunion with the natural stone industry and hope that this development will be positive for our trade fair. We are fully behind this important industry meeting place in the German-speaking region."

AKEMI chemisch technische Spezialfabrik GmbH,
Dr. Dirk C. Hamann, Managing Director Marketing and Sales

“AKEMI is looking forward to Stone+tec 2022 and the personal interaction with our customers in our home town of Nuremberg!”

DESTAG & JUST natural stone
Mirko Adam, Authorised Officer:

“We’re largely optimistic about Stone+tec 2022 and hope that the environment in Germany will develop accordingly so that we can fill this highly important industry meeting place in the German-speaking region with life. We’re ready for the presentation of new products and look forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with customers and interested parties”.

Ernst Strassacker GmbH & Co. KG
Edith Strassacker, Managing Director, and Günter Czasny, Acting Managing Director

“In order to jointly develop the markets and/or business fields of the companies and industries represented at the fair, Stone+tec is essential as a presentation, information and exchange platform”.

J. König GmbH & Co
Tool factory, stone industry and craftsmen’s supplies
Franziska Petri, Managing Director

“2022: it’s taking place again, the most important German trade forum for all things natural stone! We’re looking forward to it!”

Kunstgießerei Plein GmbH
Heinz Plein, Managing Director

“The Stone+tec has always been the family reunion of our industry and an integral part of the event calendar. I’m thrilled that Nuremberg will continue to be our meeting place and hope for a good continuation with AFAG as the fair organiser.

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