Natural Stone Pavilion to Debut at StonExpo/Marmomac at TISE 2020

Aug 15, 2019 - Dallas, TX


Attendees at StonExpo/Marmomac at The International Surface Event (TISE) in January 2020 will notice more natural stone on display than ever before. A new Natural Stone Pavilion will debut prominently in the middle of the show floor. The pavilion is strategically positioned near the Natural Stone Institute and the Natural Stone Council booths and adjacent to the Marmomac International Pavilion, which will also include several natural stone suppliers.


“As the producer for The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/ Marmomac | TileExpo, Informa is excited to support this new drive for natural stone at StonExpo” says Amie (Gilmore) Gonzalez, Event Director. “While the show has always presented stones of all arrays internationally from more than 7 countries, this unique drive to support the Natural Stone Institute’s Use Natural Stone Campaign and support the Natural Stone Industry as a whole is a great venture. We are excited to see such strong attention and interest in the new Natural Stone Pavilion for 2020.”

Several new, as well as returning natural stone companies have already reserved space in the Natural Stone Pavilion for 2020 including Coldspring, Elberton Granite Association, Grassi Pietre, Green Mountain Soapstone, Indiana Limestone Institute, Northern Stone Supply, Polycor, Vermont Verde, and VM Kaldorf. Future announcements are coming on additional suppliers committing soon.


Natural Stone Institute CEO Jim Hieb commented: “StonExpo is already known as a great venue for tooling and equipment. We encourage our members to be among the first to exhibit in this new Natural Stone Pavilion. I look forward to watching the visibility of genuine natural stone products increase during the next two years—and beyond.”

Attendees will experience natural stone in varying setups by exhibiting companies ranging from large booth displays to turnkey informational kiosks. Stone producers and suppliers interested in exhibiting should contact the event team quickly as space is filling up fast.


For those suppliers who are unable to secure a booth for the 2020 show, you are encouraged to attend the show to take part in Natural Stone Institute events during the event, learn about the TISE attendees, and meet on-site with show organizers to pre-select booth space for the 2021 show.


Industry manufacturers and business professionals interested in more information about StonExpo and the new Natural Stone Pavilion, should contact the event team at (972) 536-6356 or via email at



Save the date for The International Surface Event 2020 scheduled to be held January 28-30, 2020, education January 27-30, 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.

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Michelle Swayze

Senior Marketing Manager | The Design Group | Informa Markets
The International Surface Event


Event photos available on Flickr



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.



StonExpo/Marmomac is a B2B stone industry event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand offering stone industry professionals a global discovery of specialty stone and machinery, stone tools, equipment, services and demonstrations from leading manufacturers and associations. StonExpo’s flagship annual event occurs each January in Las Vegas in conjunction with SURFACES and TileExpo; these three mega events combine to become the largest North American floor covering, stone, and tile event featuring over 800 exhibitors and upwards of 450,000 square feet of exhibit space. Established in 1987, StonExpo is proud to now have brand extensions via pavilions, partner events, and branch-brand events in China, Canada, and Mexico. For more information about StonExpo, visit

The Natural Stone Institute is the official sponsor and hosts their annual meeting at the event. The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry offering a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events.  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.  


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