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Cosentino Hosts 24th Edition of C.Next Fabricators, Bringing Together Top Industry Innovators

Nearly 600 attendees from more than 200 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and processing companies came together with leading industry organizations to explore the latest surfacing innovations and discuss the future of the industry.

Cosentino Group, a global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, hosted its 24th edition C.Next Fabricators summit, this year themed Fabricating Tomorrow Together. As one of the most impactful stone, decoration and remodeling sectors industry events, C.Next Fabricators gathered nearly 600 individuals representing more than 200 North American manufacturing and processing companies and top industry organizations. The four-day experience took place from January 10-14 at the Grand Velas in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Cosentino C.NextThis year’s programming highlights included: discussions on cutting-edge innovation and putting sustainability at the core of a business with key Cosentino executives; insights from keynote speaker Farshid Tafazzoli, cofounder and chief business officer of Material Bank on how the company is transforming the future of design; and a dynamic panel on how to respond and shift business goals in economic uncertainty with leaders from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and Natural Stone Institute. Other guests included leadership from Italkraft focusing on how to grow business with developers, ISEC on how to grow business with Cosentino, and PITT Cooking, showcasing Dekton best practices with case studies.

C.Next Group Cosentino
From left to right: Austin Maxwell, President ISFA | AJ Paron, Design Futurst SANDOW | Patty Dominguez, VP A+D Cosentino | Bill Darcy, CEO NKBA | Sabrina Lacle, PR Manager Cosentino | Evan Cohen, Treasurer NSI | Khoi Vo, CEO ASID

C.Next Fabricators aims to elevate the industry, with a specific focus on fostering product innovation and sustainable design practices through collaboration with industry leaders. Key new product innovations spotlighted at the summit included previews of 2023 launches, which will be officially debuted at some of the next industry’s biggest fairs, like KBIS taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada January 31-February 2, 2023. The event also celebrated the success of key fabricators, with Cosentino awarding more than $15 million in rebates to top performing partners.

C.Next Cosentino Paco MartinezTo open the conference, Cosentino’s President and CEO Francisco Martínez-Cosentino gave a speech thanking attendees and industry partners highlighting: “This year will be a transcendental period in the history of the Cosentino company as we plan for milestone investments, the profound transformation of our products through ground-breaking innovations like Silestone’s HybriQ Technology, and our continued dedication to sustainability. As we build on our successes from 2022 and look to the year ahead, we hope to give full meaning to the stated purpose of our company: to inspire people through innovative and sustainable spaces.”

Falling on the heels of Cosentino’s 2022 anniversary, C.Next Fabricators celebrated Cosentino’s 25 years in the United States, and Martínez-Cosentino credited part of the company’s success to the continued collaboration with industry partners, many of whom were in attendance.

C.Next Designers

Soon to begin on February 26 in Cancun is Cosentino’s second edition of C.Next Designers — an event bringing together top and emerging design talent from across North America and partners like Urban Bonfire and Kalamazoo, Hearst Design Collection, Arteriors, BauTeam, Benjamin Moore, California Closets, Four Hands, Hestan, Miele, New Moon Rugs, Studio M Lighting and Perlick. This exclusive event will include engaging panels, insightful sessions with leading designers, and a sensory immersion experience designed to bring wellness, balance and harmony.

About Cosentino Group
Cosentino Group is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates, together with its customers and partners, design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone, Dekton and Sensa by Cosentino.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality, and health and safety.

Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, and it’s present with its own assets in 30 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería, Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.




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