Dallas—The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015, held Jan. 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, experienced attendance comparable to the 2014 show with a steady flow of visitors from the International Builders’ Show (IBS), Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), International Window Coverings Expo and Las Vegas Market.
This year’s show attracted exhibitors and attendees from more than 80 countries with significant representation from global markets including Mexico, China, Australia, Japan and Italy. A total of 707 exhibiting companies showcased their products and services on two floors of the convention center covering around 350,000 square feet. About 22% of the exhibiting companies were new participants and nearly 7% of all registrants were architects and designers.
“The International Surface Event 2015 was one of the strongest in recent history,” said Dana Teague, vice president, Informa Exhibitions. “The synergy from having five shows taking place the same week provided substantial new business opportunities for both exhibitors and attendees.”