A Stone Federation Great Britain Stone in the City seminar is to be held in conjunction with the next Natural Stone Show (5-7 March 2002).
The show is being held at the new ExCeL exhibition centre, in London\'s Docklands, which opened in November. The exhibition is designed to be a showcase of the best of British and imported stones and the tools, machinery, services and accessories associated with it. For three days every other year it is the focus of the stone industry in the UK.
As well as the architectural side of the industry, the exhibition encompasses the memorial side by including the Tradex exhibition of the National Association of Memorial Masons and will, once again next year, include a display of entries in the NAMM Craftex competition, where memorial masons pit their skills of carving and decorating stones against each other.
Stone Show director John Burke says: The Stone Federation have always backed the Natural Stone Show and we are glad to be able to support the Federation further by providing them with a venue for one of their excellent Stone in the City presentations.
We are all pulling together for the benefit of the stone industry in the UK.
Stone in the City presentations have been held by the Stone Federation in various cities around the country, including several venues in London. They aim to introduce the industry to construction\'s professionals, spreading the message about the benefits of using stone in a modern context as well as for conservation and restoration.