The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine have released the schedule for the 2018 Stone Industry Education Series. This year, Stone Summits will be held in 10 cities across the United States. 

The 10 Stone Summits scheduled for 2018 will be facilitated by a team of experienced industry leaders, including GK Naquin (Stone Interiors), Tony Malisani (Malisani, Inc.), Duane Naquin (Stone Interiors), and Eric Tryon (Premier Surfaces). New this year, each of the facilitators will present a fully unique program on four different topics: Knowing Your Business, Analyzing Shop Performance, Stone Shop Administration, and the 12 Business Axioms.

For more information, please visit www.stoneindustry The 2018 Stone Industry Education Series schedule is as follows: 

March 22

Florida Stone Summit:

Analyzing Shop Performance

Host: M S International

Deerfield Beach, FL

April 26

California Stone Summit:

Analyzing Shop Performance

Host: M S International

San Diego, CA

May 24

South Carolina Stone Summit:

Stone Shop Administration

Host: Pacific Shore Stones

Charleston, SC

June 7

Wisconsin Stone Summit: 

12 Business Axioms

Host: Universal Granite and


Oak Creek, WI

June 28

New York Stone Summit: 

Analyzing Shop Performance 

Host: M S International

Brentwood, NY

July 26

Kansas Stone Summit:

12 Business Axioms

Host: M S International

Lenexa, KS

September 20

Indiana Stone Summit:

Know Your Business

Host: Global Granite

and Marble

Indianapolis, IN

October 11

New Jersey Stone


12 Business Axioms

Host: Artistic Tile

Secaucus, NJ

November 1 

Arizona Stone Summit:

Stone Shop


Host: Arizona Tile

Tucson, AZ

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 countries. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at