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II International Conference of Natural Stone


On 10th November 2021, the Alfândega Porto Congress Center hosted the

II International Conference of Natural Stone

The initiative was promoted by ANIET - National Association of Extractive and Manufacturing Industry under the SIAC Stone Export+ Internationalization Project. Starting at 10:00 am (Portugal mainland), the Conference had a panel of national and international speakers who shared their knowledge about Natural Stone, namely Mr. Jorge Mira Amaral (ANIET), Mrs. Francelina Pinto (ANIET), Mr. Jorge Salvador (AICEP), Mrs. Margarida Matos (Casa da Arquitetura), Mr. Francisco Sousa Rio (Porto City Council), Mr. Anil Taneja (WONASA - World Natural Stone Association and, Mr. Paulo F. Giafarov (WONASA - World Natural Stone Association), Mr. Piero Primavori (PSC Primavori Stone Consulting), Mr. João Sardo (Market Access), Mr. Vince Marazita (Stone Trends International), Mr. Imran Mhomed (JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar Branco Advogados) and Mrs. Elena Amadini (VeronaFiere).


During the Conference several topics of interest to the sector were addressed, divided into two panels: (1) Management and Strategy and (2) Markets, through the presentation of national and international promotion campaigns ("Portuguese Stone The Natural Path" and "Made in Portugal Naturally"), new realities and challenges of the sector, as well as the export potential of the sector in Portugal, trends and opportunities for various markets and international events.


This edition of the Conference was held in a hybrid form, through a digital platform developed for this purpose.


With live broadcasting from Alfândega do Porto Congress Center, the Conference was attended by 393 participants. Among the participants were natural stone companies, associations, universities and their students, construction companies, architecture offices and other interested parties, Portuguese and foreigners from 16 different nationalities.


The event was very well received in Portugal as well as by the international markets. Transmission on the platform allowed direct and constant contact between speakers and participants, facilitating question and answer sessions. The participants were very satisfied with the forum and congratulated the organization of the event.

Here you can access to:

- The program of the event

- The recording of the event:

- The presentations shared by the speakers:

Trends  For the Natural Stone Sector in Russia- Tatiana and Dmitry Khoroshev 

For more information please contact ANIET:

M: +351 969 803 962 ou +351 226 096 699