Dallas — Attendance at the International Surface Event rose 7% over last year, according to Hanley Wood Exhibitions.
This year’s show attracted exhibitors and attendees from 90 countries with significant representation from global markets such as Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Canada, and Mexico.
A total of 706 exhibiting companies showcased their products and services on two floors of the convention center covering just under 350,000 total square feet. Twenty percent of exhibiting companies were new participants to the show, further demonstrating the growth of the floorcovering, stone and tile industries in both residential and commercial design and construction markets.
“Over 80 percent of exhibitors have already committed for the January 2015 event which will be co-dated with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the Las Vegas Market,” said Dana Teague, Hanley Wood vice president. “The future of the floor covering, stone and tile industries looks bright.”