DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR Adds To International Presence At TISE 2016

Dec 17, 2015 - Dallas, TX


DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the leading flooring trade exhibition in Asia Pacific, and The International Surface Event, North America’s leading flooring, stone and tile event, have entered into a mutual endorsement agreement. This partnership expands the reach of the events and establishes a strong global presence. 

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, jointly owned by VNU Exhibitions Asia, Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai (subsidiary of Deutsche Messe) and Build Your Dream Asia, will be held March 22-24 in Pudong, Shanghai. The fair attracts almost 1,300 exhibitors from 38 countries and 46,000 visitors from over 100 countries. International leading flooring industry brands such as Armstrong, Balta, Classen, Egger, Gerflor, Hanwha, Jaipur, KCC, Kronotex, Kronoswiss, Suminoe, US Floors, Wools of New Zealand, underline the importance of the show in Asia-Pacific. Online pre-registration for visitors is already in process and shows a strong interest, mainly from Chinese, Asian and US flooring professionals. 

David Zhong, VNU Exhibitions Asia, President said:  
 “China has become an important market for the flooring industry’s innovation and new product development.  DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR has been the proud platform on which global manufacturers can introduce those products to the world.  Partnering with TISE expands the reach of both exhibitions across the world’s two largest economies.”

The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo, is the first industry event of the year in North America, offering flooring, stone and tile professionals the opportunity to experience the year’s product introductions and to collaborate with their peers from around the globe. No show in North America has over 700 exhibiting companies, 375,000 NSF and every type of floor covering, stone and tile products to see. The networking has something for everyone - education for architects/designers, retailers and fabricators and events for the emerging professional community, Canadian attendees and architects and designers.

Dana Teague, Informa Global Exhibitions, Vice President of the Design Group, said:
“I am thrilled that DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR has chosen The International Surface Event as their North American partner. We are delighted to be working with their leadership to jointly promote our events and the importance of the flooring industry. This mutual endorsement demonstrates the shows’ commitment to the flooring industry and its future growth and success.”

Attendees may choose from multiple registration exhibit and education packages at TISE 2016 in Las Vegas.  
Members of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the Marble Institute of America (MIA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and supporting organizations of Design & Construction Week (DCW) may take 
advantage of discounted registration and conference pricing.  Full details and pricing can be found on the 
registration page of the show website.  

Exhibits Registration includes unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall and on floor education. Also included is access to 
the bonus education options, if listed as free.  Advance prices start at $25 for members and $45 for non-members.
Exhibits + IGNITE Education registration includes full IGNITE Education Program, plus unlimited access to the exhibit hall and on floor education.  Also included is access to the Bonus Education options, if listed as free.  Advance prices start at $49 for members and $99 for non-members.

VIP Package Options are also available for Exhibit and Exhibits + IGNITE Education Program registrants.  The packages include unlimited access to the exhibit hall including an exclusive half hour advance entry to the hall, VIP credentials, VIP lounge access, shuttle bus pass, and a swag bag.  Also included is access to the bonus education options, if listed as free.  Advance prices start at $99 for members and $149 for non-members.

Design & Construction Week® Pass includes access to TISE exhibit halls, all on-floor education/demonstrations plus access to IBS, KBIS, and IWCE January 19-21. Early pricing is $75. Design & Construction Week® Pass + IGNITE 
Education includes the same benefits as Design & Construction Week™ Pass plus full TISE IGNITE education program admission. Early pricing is $124.


CONFERENCE INFO:  Jennifer Hughes, Education Manager, 972.536.6320,
INTERVIEWS:  Michelle Swayze, Sr. Marketing Manager, 972.536.6449,
PHOTOGRAPHY:  Lauren Wells, Associate Marketing Manager, 972.536.6411,


As the ideal platform for domestic and international manufacturers and traders, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is a place not to be missed if flooring professionals plan to access and expand their businesses in Asia. Some 1,300 exhibitors present a large variety of flooring solutions and carpets. Special presentations like InnovAction, GreenStep asia Awards and a special focus on design provide an overview of what is happening in the Asian flooring market.  

For more information on DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR’s event, visit
About DOMOTEX Worldwide 
DOMOTEX HANNOVER (January 16-19, 2016) is the world’s leading floor covering trade show. Deutsche Messe AG Hannover organizes the show.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (March 22-24, 2016 in Shanghai) is the largest international flooring show in the Asia-Pacific region. VNU Exhibitions Asia, Build Your Dream and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, jointly organize the show.

DOMOTEX Turkey (May 23-26, 2016 in Gaziantep) serves the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets.  Hannover Messe International Istanbul, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organizes the show.

About The International Surface Event
The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and 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.

SURFACES is the largest North American event serving the floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, services and technologies.  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.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is THE event for stone industry professional and is home of the MIA annual meeting.  The 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.   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.

TileExpo is the newest tile industry event in the United States serving distributors, retailers, installers, builders and design professionals. TileExpo brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest tile products, tools, services and technologies.  Official Sponsors of TileExpo are Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and National Tile Contractors Association.  Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is an educational institution that offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sales and installation of ceramic tile.
For more information on The International Surface Event, SURFACES, StoneExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please visit

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