Return of the National Installation Competition to TISE 2019

Sep 19, 2018 - Dallas, TX

 

The industry has asked and The International Surface Event (TISE):  SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo has answered, as the return of the National Installer of the Year Installation Competition (The Nationals), Wednesday through Friday, January 23-25 in Las Vegas, is announced at TISE 2019. Installers across all aspects of the floor covering, stone, and tile industry are encouraged to submit their installation projects into The Nationals now!

 

“At CFI, we are deeply connected to the pulse of the installer community. Since 2003 when the installation competition went away, we have received inquiries every year about the desire for this incredible contest to return. It is an amazing opportunity for installers to highlight their knowledge, their training, and the amazing projects they work on all year behind the scenes,” says Robert Varden, Executive Director, International Certified Flooring Installers Association "CFI". “I am thrilled that TISE has partnered with CFI to make this program return, and we are looking forward to reviewing all the submissions.”


A panel of judges will be reviewing project submissions from around the country and selecting the top 3 finalists in each installation category to compete LIVE in The Nationals competition at TISE. There are three installation categories including carpet, stone/tile, and wood. Submissions close October 15. Finalists will be selected by November 15.  >> installers, submit your entry now

 

 

“With the focus on the importance of installation in the industry, we knew this was the perfect timing to bring back the competition. We are honored to highlight the hard working community of installers at The International Surface Event,” says Amie Gilmore, CEM, Director of TISE, “and can’t wait for the exciting LIVE challenge on the show floor. It is our goal that this promotion both showcase the incredible work happening in the industry now while also bringing national exposure to the need for more trained professionals in this career segment.”

 

 

The industry is invited to watch the nine selected finalists LIVE right on the show floor as they show off their talent and skills in a set of product installation challenges, each in their own pre-constructed pod. The winner of the LIVE installation contest in Las Vegas will be crowned The National Installer of the Year, receive a prize package, and own incredible bragging rights in the industry and to their customers. >> get your passes to TISE 2019 now

 

Industry manufacturers interested in sponsoring the National Installer of the Year Installation Competition should complete the TISE marketing activation request form to be contacted by the TISE team. Thank you to our current sponsors, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association "CFI" and ProInstaller Magazine.


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JOIN US AT #TISE2019
Save the date for The International Surface Event 2019 scheduled to be held January 23-25, 2019, education January 22-25, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exposition will feature the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet, tools and equipment, natural stone and machinery, all types of tile, and much more.

 

For additional information, visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com.


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ABOUT THE EVENTS
The International Surface Event, 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.  www.intlsurfaceevent.com

 

SURFACES is a B2B floor covering event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand. SURFACES is the largest North American flooring event serving ALL of the floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from around the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, trends, 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.  www.wfca.org

 

StonExpo/Marmomac is a B2B stone event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand, and is THE stone event for stone industry professionals, 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. The Natural Stone Institute is the official sponsor and hosts their annual meeting at the event. The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry offering a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. www.naturalstoneinstitute.org  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 fast growing B2B tile event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand. TileExpo serves distributors, retailers, installers, builders, design professionals and other industry professionals sourcing tile products. Featuring leading tile manufacturers and suppliers displaying products from artisan to ceramic, decorative to glass and more, buyers and sellers can find the tile products, tools and services they need at TileExpo. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is the sponsor of TileExpo. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractor’s association in the world. www.tile-assn.com

 

ABOUT INFORMA EXHIBITIONS
With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Boating, Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, its transaction-oriented exhibitions enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, Informa brings together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Industry insight, coupled with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides Informa Exhibitions customers and partners with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets. 

Informa Exhibitions is a part of Informa PLC a leading, international Business-to-Business Information Services Group, operating in over 30 countries. We create transaction-led exhibitions and content-based events, specialist data, intelligence and marketing services products, as well as scholarly research and specialist reference-led academic content. Our products and services help businesses and professionals connect, learn, do business and gain an edge over the competition. Informa is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

 
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