Panel Debates


International leaders of the ceramic tile manufacturing industry will be debating the need for strategic conditions and industrial policies that make industrial investment feasible.

The panel will also analyse the main technological and business innovations in the ceramic tile sector.

Issues discussed at Qualicer 2014 and 2016 will be followed up,  as well as any new topics identified during the organization of Qualicer 2018.

Till now, the following panel members have confirmed their participation:

Luís Hernández 
President of Grespania

Victor Almeida
President of Interceramic

Shreekant Somany,
Somany Ceramics Ltd
Chairman & Managing Director

Grespania Ceramica
Grespania is an international ceramic manufacturing company, producing collections which boast both innovative technical properties as well as innovative cutting edge designs. A combination of ongoing investment in further improving the manufacturing process, continual adaption to latest advances in design, and a permanent concern for the ‘good of the environment’ have all helped ‘stamp’ the Grespania brand as a global market leader for the past 40 years.
In addition to its production facilities in Spain, the company also has 5 subsidiaries companies serving as distribution hubs in strategic European countries: France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK.


is one of the largest manufacturers in North and Central America, Interceramic is proud to have established 10 manufacturing facilities with production capacity in excess of 450 million square feet annually, with over 4,500 employees world-wide.
Additionally, Interceramic is committed to service the North and Central American customer and has established an extensive distribution system in the United States that includes 13 company owned showrooms, 3 distribution centers and 53 independent distributors throughout the US and Canada, as well as over 300 retail locations throughout Mexico, Asia and Central America.

At Somany Ceramics, we are India’s 3rd largest manufacturer and marketer of tiles and also offer wide range of Sanitary ware and Bath Fittings. We export our products to more than 55 countries across 6 continents.
The company has manufacturing plants in Kadi (Gujarat) and Kassar (Haryana), India and other joint venture plants, generating a production capacity of 41 million sq. Meters annually.