Turkey’s marble and natural stone sector conquered “the Natural Stone and Technologies Fair” held in Xiamen, China. Turkey has carried out the event successfully by the Aegean Mine Exporters Union with 8 thousand square meters exhibition space and with the largest number of exhibitors in the fair.
Returning from the fair, Mevlut Kaya, Member of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Mining Exporters’ Association said that they will be able to raise the increase in exports, which is close to 24 percent, to higher levels this year, compared to the table they came across at the fair.
Kaya states that participation the Xiamen fair is vital in the sense that Turkey’s 60 percent of total exports to China comprises of ore, marble and rock and natural stone products. Therefore their highly successful exhibition gives them great satisfaction. Kaya stated that a large number of the firms they consulted were eager to participate in the Marble Natural Stone and Technology Fair to be held at the end of March in Izmir and that this situation both exciting and delighting for them.
GREATEST PARTICIPANT COUNTRY
“With over 500 companies and nearly 8,000 square meters of exhibition space at this year’s Xiamen Stone, we marked the Technology Fair in Turkey. With this feature, we are the biggest participating country of this year’s Xiamen fair. We should say that it is a little faint when compared to last year. The reason for this is may be the Chinese calendar in China and a similar national holiday in India. When we look at our companies, we can say that our business people are happily returning from Xiamen. Most importantly, when we asked whether if they would like to join the Marble 2018 fair to be organized in Izmir to the foreign companies we visited, we got a very overwhelming majority stating: ‘we will come to Izmir’. I ask this question every year in Xiamen, and I have found that the number of firms and visitors who indicate that they will join Marble is very high this year. This made us both excited and happy. I have an impression that we will continue increase our 23.4 percent growth of the previous year” said Kaya.