Record Attendance at SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo Demonstrates Industry’s Bright Future

Feb 11, 2014 - Dallas, TX


A renewed sense of energy and excitement was visible at The International Surface Event (TISE) 2014, held January 27-30 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Hanley Wood Exhibitions announced that attendance at SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo, experienced a 7 percent increase over the 2013 show, a strong indicator of the industry’s growth and bright future in a period of continued economic recovery.


This year’s show attracted exhibitors and attendees from 90 countries with significant representation from global markets such as Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Canada, and Mexico.  A total of 706 exhibiting companies showcased their products and services on two floors of the convention center covering just under 350,000 total square feet.  Twenty percent (20%) of exhibiting companies were new participants to the show, further demonstrating the growth of the floorcovering, stone and tile industries in both residential and commercial design and construction markets.  Exhibitors presented a wide range of new products, demonstrated tools and equipment, and introduced innovative technologies that are leading the way in revolutionizing today’s industry.  


“The International Surface Event 2014 was one of the strongest in recent history. You could feel the excitement throughout the halls, during all three days of the show,” said Dana Teague, Vice President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions.


“Over 80 percent of exhibitors have already committed for the January 2015 event which will be co-dated with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the Las Vegas Market.  “We are excited to partner with these shows to promote Design & Construction Week, which will allow attendees from all four events the opportunity to conveniently attend all,” Teague said.  “The future of the floorcovering, stone and tile industries looks bright.”


Highlights included a “Designer Day” luncheon featuring international design trends presented by Mark Woodman, President, Color Marketing Group; an off-site tour of The Club at Madeira Canyon sponsored by Pulte Homes and Del Webb; “Design & Color Trends” with Victoria Redshaw, Lead Trend Forecaster, Scarlet Opus Limited and “Architect Day” hosted by Marmomacc Stone Academy featuring an off-site tour to the Las Vegas Rock Quarry.


“The response from exhibitors at this year’s show was very positive,” commented Amie Gilmore, Associate Show Director for The International Surface Event (TISE).  “Our exhibitors understand the importance of participating in the show and how it can impact the future of their business.” 


“The International Surface Event 2014 was fantastic.  The organization of the show and attendance was the best we have seen in years. In addition, many qualified attendees were eager and ready to purchase. We actually hit a record with show leads in both the GranQuartz and Pearl Abrasive booths.  We look forward to accelerating this momentum in Miami at the TISE East show this October,” said Ted Skaff, Director, Marketing & Communications, GranQuartz and Pearl Abrasive Co.


“Once again, SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo has proven to be a prime venue for Bedrosians for promoting our extensive line of tile and stone products to the dealers that count.  We look forward to next year!” said Ara J. Movsesian, Exhibits Manager/Marketing, Bedrosians.


"For Mannington, SURFACES was a huge success.  It gave us the opportunity to introduce our 2014 new products and programs to thousands of dealers from all over North America. It's the premier industry show of the year, and one that we will continue to support," commented Ed Duncan, Sr. VP, Residential Marketing, Mannington Mills.


“From education and networking opportunities, to product and equipment display, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas continues to be the number one trade show in our industry,” said Stephanie Kadlec, Marketing Manager, Park Industries.


Hanley Wood Exhibitions recently announced the launch of TISE East, which will be held October 20-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.  “There has been tremendous enthusiasm industry-wide about the addition of a fall show.  Attendance by the architect and design communities is expected to be significant based on the large number of show inquiries from this audience segment,” reported Gilmore.


Save the Dates

The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015 will be held January 20-23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.


The International Surface Event East (TISE East) will be held October 19-22, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.


For information on exhibiting or attending SURFACES, visit  or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.


For information on exhibiting or attending StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, visit or call 866.536.6808 or 972.536.6440.


For information on exhibiting or attending TileExpo, visit or call 800.451.1196 or 972.536.6380.



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.  The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring website,, providing unbiased information about every type of floorcovering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floorcovering industry and consumers.


About StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council (NSC).   


Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) mission is to promote the use of natural stone and serve as the world's most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers worldwide - all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.

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. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries (ASI), Building Stone Institute (BSI), Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute (ILI), Marble Institute of America (MIA), National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance.

Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute (BSI) has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery, tools suppliers and others who comprise the natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable 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 (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).


Official Endorsers of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 are Marmomacc, ASI, Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA), International Wood Flooring Association and Vitoria Stone Fair.


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 TileExpo

TileExpo is the newest tile industry event in the United States serving distributors, retailers, installers, building and design professionals. TileExpo brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest tile products, tools, services and technologies.  TileExpo is co-located with SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to create The International Surface Event (TISE), the largest, unparalleled event for the flooring, stone and tile industries.


About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit