Dallas — Surfaces organizers say initial interest by exhibitors in the 2015 International Surface Event in Las Vegas is running strong.
Design & Construction Week will feature Surfaces along with three other major industry shows, each serving a different segment of the residential and commercial building and design market, over six days.
Organizers say the unprecedented event will showcase the largest collection of building and design products and services ever assembled at one time.
Design & Construction Week participants include TISE, the International Builder Show (IBS), Kitchen & Bath Show (KBS) and Las Vegas Market.
A partial list of confirmed exhibitors participating in Surfaces 2015 includes All Tile Inc., Bedrosians, Blick Industries, Custom Building Products, Daltile, Dream Weaver, Gran Quartz, Helios Carpets, Herregan Distributors, IVC, Mannington Mills, Mapei Corporation, Mohawk (regional show), QEP, Quickstep, Regent Stone Products, Royalty Carpet Mills and Tarkett.
“It’s clear that the floor covering, stone and tile industries recognize this unique opportunity to connect with a brand new audience,” said Amie Gilmore, show director for The International Surface Event. “A significant number of companies are expanding their booths and space on Level 2 is almost sold out. Our team is currently in discussions with a number of other major industry players who are close to coming on board. We continue to have new exhibitors added to the show daily.”
Hanley Wood Exhibitions said it has been ramping up efforts to ensure exhibitors participating in The International Surface Event will benefit from crossover attendance. “With a 7% increase in attendance over the previous year, a renewed optimism across all product categories was evident on the show floor this past January,” said Dana Teague, vice president, Hanley Wood Exhibitions.
Exhibitor Pavilions featured at the January event will showcase a large number of companies brand new to the show. Pavilions include Artisan Avenue, Building Stone Institute, Cleaning & Restoration Pavilion, Marmomacc Pavilion, North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA), National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), Stone Pavilion, Tool Alley and Wools of New Zealand. The 2015 event will also feature a revamped Education Program that provides attendees with more interactive learning and networking opportunities including an Emerging Professionals happy hour, walk and talk tours of the show floor and a Social Learning Lab hosted by social media experts designed to give retailers the knowledge they need to implement a social media strategy that produces results.
Also, additional certification programs will be offered in 2015. Associations offering certifications include the Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL), NALFA and NWFA. Details of these certifications along with the full educational schedule will be announced soon.