Jaipur: The 10th edition of the ‘India Stonemart 2019’ will be held from 31 January to 3 February at the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) in Sitapura. It is the largest international exposition on the stone industry in India showcasing the world of natural dimensional stones, ancillary products and services comprehensively.

The 4-day mega-fair has been organized by the Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as co-organiser. Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) is the Principal Sponsor of the event. The mart is also being supported by Government of Rajasthan and other reputed institutions.

The event will bring together various stakeholders of the stone industry, like domestic and overseas producers, exporters and importers, consumers and buyers, experts, technology providers, architects, builders, developers, corporates, among others under a single umbrella.

The exhibition will have over 50,000 sqm area out of which over 20,000 sqm will be the exhibition space. Over 484 exhibitors from across the globe (350 Indian and 134 overseas) will be putting up their stalls at the mega-mart this year. A whopping number of more than 25,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the event.

As many as 7 countries like –Turkey, China, Italy, Brazil, Iran, Spain and Taiwan will be a part of the Mart. Similarly, from India, 17 States will be participating out of which there will be State Pavilions from Gujarat, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Like its previous editions, a special feature during the StoneMart will be the 2-day ‘Jaipur Architecture Festival’ on 1 and 2 February. To be held concurrently with the Mart, it will be a platform for new ideas, discussions and exploration. The festival will also witness a large number of eminent architects as speakers and attendees.

Another special feature of the Mart is –‘Shilpgram’ which is a place for stone artisans to showcase and demonstrate their art. It is set up by CDOS in association with the Rural Non Farm Development Agency (RUDA) in a special area earmarked for artisans free of cost. This year 31 stone artisans from all over India will directly showcase their skills and products to the national and international stone community.