The International Surface Event & VIBE Announce The Launch of the VIBE @ TISE Program

Jun 01, 2018 - Columbia, MD


The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, an Informa Global Exhibitions event, and VIBE, an a2z company, are collaborating to bring a multi-day-long event for VIP buyers and sellers from the floor covering, stone, and tile industry in a deluxe hosted environment at TISE 2019.

a2z, Inc., the leading provider of solutions and services to the events industry, announces the launch of The International Surface Event VIBE @ TISE Program (VIBE @ TISE) at The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo in January 2019. The VIBE @ TISE Program is a unique networking event which will enable pre-qualified buyers and suppliers to connect with, meet, and do business with each other in an exclusive, fabulously managed setting. 

“We are very excited to partner with The International Surface Event and introduce the VIBE @ TISE Program,” said Bill McGlade, Sr. Director of Emerging Business, a2z. Inc. “This program allows the International Surface Event to offer additional ROI and value to their show audience as well as add a whole new experience to the excitement already present at The International Surface Event. These qualified and highly matched meetings will ensure suppliers are showcasing the newest and innovative products to allow the buyers to make purchasing decisions while at the event.”


The VIBE @ TISE, a hosted experiential program, bridges the gap between buyers and suppliers by providing meaningful business engagements through 1-on-1 appointments and experiences to foster trust and deepen business relations.

“SURFACES is definitely one of the highlights of our year. We introduce all of our new products at the show. We truly appreciate the support The International Surface Event team provides our business, and the VIBE @ TISE Program is another example of dedication they have to the exhibitors.  With this program, they are bringing in specialty, high-end buyers for us to market and network to.” says Jay Kopelson, VP of Corporate Accounts at Mannington Mills

Powered by a2z, VIBE provides a 360-degree turnkey program which enables leading organizations to connect leading buyers with suppliers, and generate new and viable business relationships in their space.

“The International Surface Event team is excited to present VIBE @ TISE. TISE is known to be a beautiful design show and a buyer’s and seller’s marketplace for the floor covering, stone, and tile industry. This added layer of new, key executive buyers from all corners of the country and the development of an even deeper element of networking and purchasing will surely broaden the overall TISE experience for exhibitors and attendees.” Says Amie Gilmore, CEM, Director, Informa Exhibitions Design Group, The International Surface Event


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Bill McGlade at 443.393.7200 or email at


About The International Surface Event

The International Surface Event (TISE), comprised of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | 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 products, tools, services and technologies.  The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the industry's largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors, and allied service providers throughout North America.


StonExpo/Marmomac is THE event for stone industry professional and is home of the Natural Stone Institute annual meeting.  The official sponsor is the Natural Stone Institute and Natural Stone Council (NSC). The Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. 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 a new and growing tile industry event in the United States featuring leading tile manufacturers and suppliers displaying products from artisan to ceramic, decorative glass, and more. Buyers and sellers can find the tile products, tools, and services they need at TileExpo. Official Sponsors of TileExpo are the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and the National Tile Contractors Association.


For more information on The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StoneExpo/Marmomac | 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