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.
Attend 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.