The International Surface Event dates have shifted to a new day format in 2018: Tuesday through Thursday, January 30-February 1, with the education program occurring Monday through Thursday, January 29-February 1. Plan to join your industry peers at TISE 2018 to kick start your year! Get contacted when registration opens.
The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floorcovering, stone & tile industries. Comprised of three world-class tradeshows SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, The International Surface Event is THE place to find your competitive edge in 2018, featuring four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Held annually each year in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, TISE is THE industry marketplace that brings together distributors, retailers, architects, designers, installers, fabricators, contractors and home builders, and many other industry professionals from all over the world with the manufacturers and suppliers needed to do business.
TISE 2017 was a banner event for the industry – an incredible 34,000 square foot increase in exhibits and over 800 presenting brands – drawing an attendance growth from the industry of 7% over the already very successful 2016 event. Attendees experienced technical installation demonstrations in the Installation Showcase, viewed product demonstrations and award winning technology from Best of Product & Event Winners, discovered trends in the Speed Trending Breakfast and the Trends Hub, heard first-hand techniques and knowledge from over 100 industry experts and influencers in the IGNITE Education program and across the event floor, and were even honored with a presentation from the acclaimed architect, Art Gensler Jr., founder of Gensler.
One industry retailer at TISE 2017 led the example of why The International Surface Event: SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomac I TileExpo exists as the leading industry resource for products, resources, networking, training and education. Anthony Maye, General Manager, Sparx Flooring and Lubbock Carpet World, from Lubbock Texas, closed his three retail locations completely for several days to bring his entire staff of 23 to The International Surface Event 2017. Investing in the full IGNITE Education program at TISE for each of his staff members and scheduling their sessions daily around show floor experiences and meetings, Maye used the event to team build, train his staff, and position his business for the year.
“I have been to SURFACES twice: for Mohawk and for MARAZZI as a rep. Now as a retail Manager, I have always thought it would be great for an entire team to experience all the new year’s looks, and designs in flooring. We are taking full advantage of the IGNITE TRAINING.”
~ Anthony Maye, General Manager, Sparx Flooring and Lubbock Carpet World
FROM THE 2017 ATTENDEES
“The TISE 2017 was a great event. It showcases the up and coming products and is a very good way of getting deals on products.”
“SURFACES is, by far, the best flooring trade show in the United States! The variety of products exhibited is staggering!”
“Each year I find more and more to keep me excited and enthused about the industry. Thanks for a great show.”
“TISE allows you, the buyer, the power to compare the diverse sea of products and equipment under one roof.”
“This was my first time attending, and I had a great experience throughout my entire time. There was so much information, both visual and in communicating with reps. It was a great experience and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to see what is available out there.”
FROM THE 2017 EXHIBITORS
“SURFACES is definitely one of the highlights of our year. We introduce all our new products at the show, and it creates an energy both internally at Mannington and with our customers that lasts for months to come.” ~ Mannington Mills
“This event generated a lot of leads for our company.” ~ Cal Tile Center
“Great show with impressive traffic of quality prospective buyers, some of which were existing customers or those we had been communicating with prior to the show that are turning into new customers.” ~ Old Wood, LLC
“TISE 2017 was a huge success for Wickham Hardwood Flooring. We were able to introduce new products and were able to identify a significant amount of quality leads!” ~ Wickham Hardwood Flooring
JOIN US AT TISE 2018
Save the date for The International Surface Event 2018 scheduled to be held January 30 – February 1, 2018, education January 29-February 1, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exposition will feature the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet, tools and equipment, natural stone and machinery, all types of tile, and much more.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT
NEW LOGO – NEW LOOK
The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, in conjunction with our Marmomac partners, has rebranded the StonExpo/Marmomac portion of the event. If you have a previous version of the TISE combined logo or the individual StonExpo/Marmomac logo, please visit the event website logo page for an updated version. TISE is asking the community to update the brand where they have it posted. Please note when mentioning the event in text, the appropriate naming convention is now: The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo. We thank you in advance for assisting the event in this brand update.
The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, was formed in 2014, creating an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals from all sides of the flooring, stone and tile spectrum to meet, interface and collaborate in one place. www.intlsurfaceevent.com
SURFACES is the largest North American event serving the floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, services and technologies. The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floorcovering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America. www.wfca.org
StonExpo/Marmomac is THE event for stone industry professional and is home of the MIA annual meeting. The official sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council (NSC). The Marble Institute of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) serve more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. www.marble-institute.org Natural Stone Council (NSC), home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents major associations committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. www.naturalstonecouncil.org
For more information on The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StoneExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please visit TISEwest.com/attendee/home/partners.