Record numbers of professionals from 143 nations attended the 48th edition of Marmomacc. The figures confirm the leading role of the event at the Verona fair, as a worldwide attraction for business in the area of natural stone, design and related technologies. Foreign professionals on hand increased by 6% and accounted for 55% of the total of 56,000 visitors. The top ten rankings of specialized visitors were led by Germany, followed by India, Spain, Turkey, France, United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia and Brazil. In the four days there were over 1400 exhibitors from almost 60 countries, with new entries from Singapore, Slovenia and Ireland, 16 foreign groups, the return of Palestine and the debut of Tunisia, and 44 official trade missions.