TISE Issues Call for Presentations for 2016 Education Program

Feb 18, 2015 - Dallas, TX


With the recent, successful close of The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015, the planning for SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo 2016 is beginning with the Call for Presentations to industry professionals who want to share their insight and business expertise as presenters for the TISE education program.


Taking place January 19-22, 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the education program will present the latest topics and trends in the floor covering, stone and tile industries. Presenters with in-depth industry knowledge and passion for sharing information are encouraged to submit a proposal, whether an industry veteran or an emerging professional.


“Our goal is to create a trusted platform for floor covering, stone and tile professionals to obtain valuable, relevant and accredited education and to advance their skill-set, know-how and personal growth,” noted Jennifer Hughes, Education Manager for TISE. “We’re also looking to incorporate several new formats in the 2016 program including more peer-to-peer roundtables for networking and idea exchange as well as brown bag lunch sessions.” 


Submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real world topics. The primary audience of the education program includes retailers, contractors, fabricators, distributors, installers, designers, architects and builders. Sessions will contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented either professionally or personally.


The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, March 13, 2015. The Call for Presentations form is located at http://bit.ly/1ziym0o. Questions may be directed to Education Manager Jennifer Hughes at jennifer.hughes@informa.com or 972.536.6320.

In order to pinpoint the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the industry and address applicable education needs of our attendees, an Education Advisory Council is assembled each year. Comprised of dedicated individuals with a vested interest in improving the overall industry through education and training, each member brings their unique perspective from the field they represent. This collaboration brings together balanced, well-informed and structured educational ideas. TISE is proud to announce new members of its 2016 (West) Education Advisory Council:

  • Alex Bachrach, Group Publisher, Stone World, TILE, Floor Trends, Floor Covering Installer, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design
  • Bart Bettiga, Executive Director, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
  • Brian Gracon, PhD, Owner & President, Brian Gracon & Associates, Inc.
  • Jay Jacobs, National Sales Manager, Congoleum Corp.
  • Brett Miller, Vice President, Education and Certification, National Wood Flooring Association

Save the Dates

The International Surface Event (TISE) 2016 will be held January 20-22, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with Design & Construction Week™ 2016. The education program will be held January 19-22, 2016.

For information on exhibiting or attending The International Surface Event 2016, visit www.TISEwest.com  or call 800.547.3477 or info@TISEwest.com.

The International Surface Event East (TISE East) will be held November 3-5, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  The education program will be held November 2-5, 2015.

For information on exhibiting or attending The International Surface Event East 2015, visit www.TISEeast.com or call 866.550.6808 or info@TISEeast.com.




About the Event

The International Surface Event brings together architects, builders, contractors, designers, distributors, fabricators, installers, quarries, restoration pros and retailers for face-to-face interaction, product review, vital knowledge and powerful connections. 750+ exhibiting companies will fill over 350,000 sq. ft. of space with the latest floor covering, stone and tile industry products, materials, equipment, services and technologies. 

History of the Event

Rebranded as The International Surface Event (TISE) in 2014, TISE features three shows held concurrently - SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo. TISE ranked 54, from a pool of over 14,000 tradeshows in 2013 in the Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 list, distributed annually as a valuable resource in assisting businesses across all industries in the selection and targeting of their face-to-face marketing efforts.  The show is owned/ produced by Informa Exhibitions (formerly Hanley Wood Exhibitions).  Sponsors include the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), Marble Institute of America (MIA), Natural Stone Council (NSC), Building Stone Institute (BSI), Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and Natural Tile Contractors Association (NTCA).  The show is endorsed by over 60 industry associations and media partners who work in conjunction with Informa Exhibitions to promote the event to their members and readership, with a global reach.

About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate

Located in Dallas, TX, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate is an award-winning, full-service exhibition company with an exceptional track record for producing high-quality, successful shows providing networking and industry education.

Informa owns leading exhibitions in the U.S. including: World of Concrete, The International Surface Event, International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, International Roofing Expo, Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, JLC LIVE, CONSTRUCT and manages the American Institute of Architects Convention.  International shows include World of Concrete India, World of Concrete Europe, Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference & Expo and Greenbuild EuroMed,.

For more information, visit www.informaexhibitions.com.