IWF to Endorse StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014

Aug 22, 2013 - Dallas, TX

 

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and the International Woodworking Fair are excited to announce they are forming a strategic partnership. The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) will be an official endorser of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014, which is co-located with SURFACES.

An IWF woodworking-specific education program will be available to StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas attendees. The new education program will include design, business management, business development and material processing for the cabinetry and countertop sector as it relates to the kitchen and bath. More information regarding the IWF education program will be announced in the coming weeks.

IWF, the largest woodworking technology trade show in North America is held every other year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Recognized around the world as the pre-eminent event for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment, supplies and innovative new technology, IWF attracts visitors from every level of the industry and over eighty countries and all 50 states.

Amie Gilmore, Associate Director of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, said, “We welcome IWF as an official endorser in 2014 and see great opportunities for this new partnership. There is an abundance of ways we can collaborate and we look forward to growing this partnership.”

Richard Hannigan, IWF 2014 Chairman, commented, “We see this as an opportunity to extend the IWF brand beyond wood. It makes sense to launch our new conference within an event such as StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and SURFACES.”

SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 will be held January 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits will be open Tuesday-Thursday and the Education Program opens Monday, January 27 and continues through Thursday.

For information on exhibiting at or attending SURFACES 2014, visit www.SURFACES.com  or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.

For information on exhibiting at or attending StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014, visit www.StonExpo.com or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.

About SURFACES
The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry's largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.
The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring web site, www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit www.wfca-pro.org.

About StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council. For over sixty five years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship and practice and the suitable application of natural stone products. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes nearly 1,400 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers — all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.

The Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents the major associations who are committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries, Building Stone Institute, Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute, Marble Institute of America, National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance. For more information about The National Stone Council, visit www.naturalstonecouncil.org.

Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery and tools suppliers and others who comprise our diverse natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable our member companies to offer the highest level of quality products and services, and to educate the architectural and design communities on the benefits and uses of natural stone. BSI is a proud continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Learn more www.buildingstoneinstitute.org.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 official endorsers are Marmomacc and ASI.

About Veronafiere
Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company) is Italy's most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Founded in 1898, Veronafiere now focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly).  Veronafiere conducts or hosts 37 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad.  

Marmomacc is the global leader in natural and engineered stone materials and related technologies and design.  Samoter is one of Europe's major exhibitions of construction equipment and earth-moving machinery.  Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world.  All three are owned and organized by Veronafiere.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.

 
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