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Ms. Rowena Mayangat, DTI Nueva Vizcaya (center) assists the delegates of Nueva Vizcaya Contractors Association, Inc. during the 16th Xiamen International Stone Fair in Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, Xiamen, China.

Eleven (11) officers and members of the Nueva Vizcaya Contractors Association, Inc., assisted by Ms. Rowena F. Mayangat, STIDS of DTI Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office and focal person of the Philippine Contractors Association Board (PCAB) participated in the 16th Xiamen International Stone Fair in Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, Xiamen, China on March 6-9, 2016.

The fair is the largest professional stone exhibition in the world where the key players are able to display new products, new technology and equipment, create business opportunities, and exhibit latest technology and trends to promote the development of the whole stone industry and increase trading volume.

Through this fair, the Nueva Vizcaya Contractors met several Architects and Interior Designers who provided them with the trends and latest innovations and technology used in stone processing. They also witnessed the launching of the New Quarry Collection 2016 where exquisite and trendy stone products were exhibited.

The participants were also apprised on the Finance & Trading Platform of global stone supply and the Creation International Stone Association as the biggest NGO for the Whole Stone Industry which could be tapped in creating more business opportunities and development of the Construction Industry in Region 02.

During the Fair, several educational sessions were conducted affecting climate change issues such as 1. Economics of Sustainability on Natural Stones; 2. Natural Stone Promotional Campaign; 3. Geophysical Method Study in Support of Some Quarry Operations; and 4. The Application of Environmental New Material in Construction Decoration.