ROCALIA, LYON, FRANCE
News Date: 01/07/2016
Marmomacc, Verona (annual), Stone+tec, Nuremberg (biennial), PIEDRA Natural Stone Fair, Madrid (biennial) and Carrara Marmotec, Carrara (biennial) have been prominent fairs in Stone Sector in Europe so far. Marmomacc is the most important fair in Europe where 1,524 exhibitors including 936 from 55 countries exhibited their products. 67,000 visitors including buyers, specifiers, architects, importers, contractors etc. visited this 2015 event.
The popularity of Carrara Marmotec, PIEDRA and Stone+tec is diminishing, may be, because of global recession in stone sector. Since the biennial fairs, Carrara Marmotec, Stone+tec and PIEDRA, were held in 2016, these shall not be held in 2017 and hence ROCALIA (biennial) would be the only exhibition, other than Marmomacc, in 2017 in stone sector in Europe. There had been no stone fair in France so far.
ROCALIA is a new stone show which will be held from 5th to 7th December, 2017 at Eurexpo-Lyon, France. This would be a concurrent event with Paysalia, the biggest French landscaping exhibition. Last Paysalia event attracted 18,000 landscapers and many of them were interested in stone products and services. ROCALIA although would be held for the first time, but the exhibitors in this exhibition would get the benefit of a large number of landscapers, architects, buyers, specifiers and contractors.
ROCALIA shall be organized by GL Events Exhibitions, the organizers of Paysalia and many other shows in association with Pierre Actual, a well-known French stone magazine.
ROCALIA is dedicated to natural stone professionals and specifiers of ornamental rocks for building and construction industries, decoration, heritage, restoration, urban development and landscaping. Materials, products, equipments, tools and services related to stone sector shall be displayed. It is hoped that professionals and trade contractors active in stone working would visit this exhibition for making selection of various items.