Industry leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces announces presenting sponsorship of Landscape Architecture discipline for world-class event

MONTREAL – May 12, 2017Cosentino, the global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, officially announced their partnership with the World Design Summit happening in Montreal on October 16-25, 2017. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the newly-opened Cosentino City Montreal showroom.

The World Design Summit is expected to bring over 4,500 delegates and 30,000 Exposition attendees from more than 80 countries, all focusing on six design disciplines including: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Urban Planning. The Cosentino Group will be the presenting sponsor for the Landscape Architecture discipline, an ideal fit for the company who has pioneered innovative interior/exterior surfaces such as Dekton ultra-compact surfaces and Silestone natural quartz.

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with this world-class event. It is an incredible platform for Cosentino to showcase its commitment to the architecture and design community on a global scale,” said Massimo Ballucchi, Marketing Director for the Cosentino Group North America. “The sponsorship of this high-profile event bolsters Cosentino’s international growth, especially in the Canadian market with the summit being held in Montreal.”

The honourable Sheila Copps, Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Design Summit Organization recently attended the Grand Opening of the Cosentino City Montreal on May 4th where she spoke about the importance of Cosentino’s presence in the beautiful, design-centric city of Montreal.  “The partnership with Cosentino and the World Design Summit will also contribute to showcasing Canada’s design know-how around the world,” added Hon. Sheila Copps.

Throughout the partnership, the World Design Summit will be communicated at various Cosentino City Centres across the world in addition to keynote speaking engagements, targeted events and presence during the Exposition.

For more information or to coordinate an interview with a Cosentino representative, please contact Erin McKay, Flying Camel at or(416) 455-9960.

For more information or to coordinate an interview with a World Design Summit representative, please contact Maud Levy, World Design Summit Organization at or (514) 431-9630

About the World Design Summit – Montreal 2017 (WDSM)

The World Design Summit – Montréal 2017 (WDSM), of which the general theme is “Changing the World through Design”, is a world-class event that will assemble a huge number of design experts, clients, suppliers and enthusiasts from all over the world in Montréal’s Palais des congrès from October 16 to 25, 2017. Architects, designers and urban planners will collaboratively endeavour to develop and share innovative and practical solutions to the social, spatial, energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century, and to present them to private and public sector decision-makers and the public at large.

The World Design Summit has been flagged as one of the “not-to-be-missed” events of 2017 by digital news platform Quartz.

About the 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 peoples’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone® natural quartz, ultra-compact Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces create unique designs for the home and public spaces.

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 & safety.

Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries from its headquarters in Almeria, Spain. Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almeria and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistics platform in Spain and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets. |||

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