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The floorcovering, stone and tile industries are gearing up for The International Surface Event (TISE) Jan. 20-23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Exhibitor sales remain strong as excitement builds for Design & Construction Week when TISE, along with three other major industry shows that serve a different segment of the residential and commercial building and design market, will co-locate in Las Vegas in multiple venues over a period of six days.

This unprecedented event will showcase the largest collection of building and design products and services ever assembled at one time. Design & Construction Week participants include TISE, the International Builder Show (IBS), Kitchen & Bath Show (KBS) and Las Vegas Market.

“It’s clear that the floorcovering, stone and tile industries recognize this unique opportunity to connect with a brand new audience,” said Amie Gilmore, show director, TISE. “We continue to have new exhibitors added to the show daily.”

Hanley Wood Exhibitions has ramped up efforts to ensure exhibitors participating in TISE will benefit from crossover attendance. By the time TISE opens registration on the first day of the show, plans to take advantage of Design & Construction Week will have been in the works for more than 24 months.

The TISE sales, operations and marketing teams have been working to maximize partnerships with more than 50 endorsers, sponsors and associations who support the show by scheduling national and regional sales meetings, supplier events, distributor programs, certifications, educational programs and special events during the event.

Exhibitor Pavilions featured at the January event will showcase a large number of companies brand new to the show. Pavilions include Artisan Avenue, Building Stone Institute, Cleaning & Restoration Pavilion, Marmomacc Pavilion, North American Laminate Flooring Association, National Wood Flooring Association, Stone Pavilion, Tool Alley and Wools of New Zealand.

Additional show features will include a distributor’s lounge, contractors lounge and new at this year’s event, a relaxation and rejuvenation lounge, assured to be a hot spot for exhibitors and attendees who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor.

The 2015 event will also feature a revamped education program that provides attendees with more interactive learning and networking opportunities including an emerging professionals happy hour, walk and talk tours of the show floor and a social learning lab hosted by social media experts designed to give retailers the knowledge they need to implement a social media strategy that produces results.


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