The Marble Institute of America (MIA) will present seven seminars at the Middle East Stone show on 18-21 May, 2015. The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre and is expected to draw regional and international designers, architects, contractors and other procurement specialists to source a wide array of finished and unfinished stone products. Attendees will also learn about the latest global stone technologies, testing and maintenance methods, and industry trends. The show is managed by dmg events which has operated a number of successful Middle East conferences such as The Big 5 trade show.

MIA presentations will include:

Monday, 18 May

  • State of the Market Address: • Update on developments in the global stone industry
  • Panel Discussion: Commercial Installation
  • Stone Exterior Wall Cladding Masterclass

Tuesday, 19 May

  • Flooring, Finishes and Friction Masterclass

Wednesday, 20 May

  • Sustainable Natural Stone Masterclass

Thursday, 21 May

  • Thin Veneer Stone Masterclass
  • Stone Care Masterclass

These MIA presentations are part of 40 certified seminars about the latest global stone design, technologies, methodologies of testing and maintenance, and trends across sectors with local, regional and international experts as speakers. MIA’s Technical Director Chuck Muehlbauer, MIA Board President Dan Rea (Coldspring), and MIA Executive Vice President Jim Hieb will be featured speakers.

MIA’s Jim Hieb said, “We are pleased to be providing some of the best technical seminars available in the industry. It is also exciting to showcase information about NSC 373, the Natural Stone Council’s Standard for the Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone.”

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