Online Registration Now Open for The International Surface Event 2018

Sep 01, 2017 - Dallas, Texas


Attendee online registration is now open for The International Surface Event(TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomac I TileExpo. As the first event of the year, TISE is THE industry marketplace for flooring, stone, and tile industry professionals to source products, equipment and services needed for their businesses. TISE offers 800 brands, hundreds of new exhibitors, never-before-seen exhibitor product launches, live demos, feature areas, such as the all new Design & Installation Showcase Hub: The DISH, plus a unique set of specialty experiences and events. Held annually in Las Vegas, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to Find Your Competitive Edge. The International Surface Event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be THE biggest (market) place to be Tuesday, January 30 through Thursday, February 1, education starting on Monday, January 29. For hours, tickets, and additional event information, visit



With just a few short months to go, the TISE exhibit hall is busting at the seams with opportunity as the event floor is overflowing with new exhibitors and products, setting the stage for the 2018 exhibit hall to be the biggest and most engaging event space yet. Products and services are represented from just about all corners of the globe from upwards of 800 exhibiting brands spanning more than 445,000 square feet.


SURFACES will feature the latest floorcovering products, tools, trends, services, and technologies. Covering hardwood to laminate, LVT, soft goods and rugs, and so much more, attendees can shop the floor to find their product lines for 2018. A few exhibitors to note this year in the SURFACES event are the return of the Mohawk brands, Couristan, Mannington, Armstrong - the list goes on and on.


Featuring specialty stone and machinery areas with exhibitions of stone and stone supplies from 7 countries, plus stone tools, equipment, services and demonstrations from leading manufacturers and associations, StonExpo/Marmomac is THE stone event for stone industry professionals. Noted exhibitors for 2018 are MS International, Northwood Industrial Machines, Park Industries, Intermac America, Baca Systems, and a whole suite of other impressive stone companies.


Leading tile manufacturers and suppliers will be on display in TileExpo offering attendees products from artisan to ceramic, decorative to glass and beyond. Attendees can meet with representatives from Emser Tile, Dal-Tile, Marazzi, American Olean, Eleganza Tile, Crossville, Bedrosians, perusing beautiful displays of tile products from these and a whole suite of other tile companies and manufacturers.


For a complete list of 2018 exhibitors, visit, search by exhibitor name or product category.




Finding trends at TISE 2018 is easy. See and hear directly about designer-selected, trend-setting products during feature presentations at the design stage in the all new Design & Installation Showcase Hub: The DISH, sponsored by Floor Focus / Floor Daily. Plus, take advantage of design, retail, and architecture sessions in the IGNITE Education program.


Plus, attendees wanting guided trends information curated from keyed-in industry designers are in luck. Returning for its second year, The Trends Breakfast: Trends in Flooring, will bring the top product picks for 2018 right to you. Hear the designer’s thoughts on the trend setting aspects of the products, technical product information directly from the product manufacturers, ask direct product questions and inquiries - all while enjoying light bites and beverages, from the comfort of your seat. This is a luxury experience with limited space so register now.




On the floor, attendees can participate and experience stone cutting displays, all types of surface material installations and techniques, all while working directly with experts who can answer specific questions to solve and offer business solutions. Show features such as the The CAGE, Tool Alley, the multi-stage areas in the all new Design & Installation Showcase Hub: The DISH, as well as in-booth exhibitor demonstrations are just a few of these offerings at TISE 2018.


Off the floor is a suite of education in the IGNITE Education Program and bonus education opportunities from key association and industry partners. The IGNITE Education Program is constructed in partnership with a high-profile, targeted industry group to produce 55 sessions of the most engaging, hot topic and inspiring information, all instructor led by over 100 experts in their fields. Defined into easy to search career tracks, the IGNITE program is a must-attend for any industry professional. See online a full listing of the IGNITE, Certifications and Bonus Education offerings at TISE 2018.


With over 25 million monthly visitors, Houzz offers homeowners inspiration, advice, and connections to pros who can turn their dreams into reality. As a leading platform for home remodeling and design, Houzz will bring their unique industry perspectives and curated information into multiple education opportunities at TISE in their Kitchen & Bath Trends: Four Years of Houzz Consumer Insights and The Sales & Marketing Success Funnel: How to Attract, Close & Retain Business.


Attendees can also learn- from-the-learned in Case Study, Center Circle/Core Conversation, and specialty sessions designed to express and inspire: Single Slab Effect and Leveling Natural Stone an Interactive Career Advancement Workshop presented by Women in Stone, and the Quarry Producers Workshop.



TISE has developed specialty experiences guaranteed to knock the socks off any designer, architect, or retailer attending the 2018 event.


The Retailer Package is a specialty experience hand-crafted just for retailers. This event, with opportunities spanning across the three days of TISE, is an all-access pass to everything retail. The package includes an exhibit hall pass, plus the full IGNITE education program, the Trends Breakfast inclusive of coffee and light bites, and discounted pricing to attend the Designer Off-site Tour. Limited space available in some events, first-come, first-served in packages.


Designer Day, sponsored by Houzz and Floor Focus/Floor Daily, is a day tailored to offer designers an engaging event experience. Designers can plan on a full-day of inspiration, Wednesday, January 31, filled with captivating products, tours, and education. The package includes an exhibit pass, a Wednesday day pass to the IGNITE Education Program, and the Designer Off-site Tour. This is a must-attend experience for interior designers looking to get the scoop on upcoming trends and the newest products available for their clients!


Planned by TISE’s extraordinary StonExpo/Marmomac’ event partners from Italy, Veronafiere, in partnership with TISE and the MIA+BSI, the Designing With Natural Stone Program is an exclusive opportunity for qualified architects and designers to learn advanced techniques in the use of marble, granite, and other stone materials. The program is a unique combination of engaging in-class learning (offering continuing education credits), a guided architectural tour visiting the Las Vegas Rock (LVR) Quarry, and a guided tour of the TISE 2018 show floor. This comprehensive approach enables designers to better understand stone’s full life-cycle -- including how marble is quarried, cut, processed, finished, selected for specific jobs and installed, all using the latest technologies and products. Attendees interested in taking part in the Designing with Natural Stone Program should register online as soon as possible as space will fill up quickly.



Those interested in attending The International Surface Event can purchase tickets before the event by registering online, saving time and money. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center the four days of the event.


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 $30 for members and $55 for non-members.


Industry professionals will want to attend TISE beginning on Monday, January 29 to take full advantage of the IGNITE Education Program. Exhibits + IGNITE Education registration includes all days of the 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 $75 for members and $125 for nonmembers.


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, all on floor demos and education, shuttle bus pass, access to the VIP lounge, and a swag bag. Also included is access to the bonus education options, if listed as free. Advance prices start at $110 for members and $165 for non-members, pricing varies based on package selection.


Additional package options are available for students, Home Tours, Special Events, and additional add-on items. For complete pricing options, visit the registration pageof the TISE event site.




The International Surface Event, Informa

All media inquiries should be directed to The International Surface Event Marketing team at Informa:

Informa | Michelle Swayze,, 972.536.6449

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About The International Surface Event (TISE)

The International Surface Event was formed in 2014, bringing the long-standing, successful events, SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomac, together with the newly formed TileExpo to create 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 floorcovering industry for over 30 years, bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floorcovering 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/Marmomac is THE stone event for stone industry professional and is home of the MIA+BSI annual meeting. The official sponsor is the MIA+BSI and the Natural Stone Council (NSC). Together they serve more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of natural stone industry, offering a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications - the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use 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 the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and the 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 I StoneExpo/Marmomac I TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please visit


About Informa, Global Exhibitions

The International Surface Event is owned and managed by Informa Exhibitions. Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses with more than 6,500 employees in over 100 offices across 25 countries. The Dallas Exhibitions team produces a portfolio of 17 trade shows in various sectors of the construction and real estate industry. To learn more, visit