Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE), has been confirmed to take place June 16-18, 2021, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Registration will open in the next two weeks.
TISE 2021, organized by Informa Markets, is taking a customer-focused approach to its return to the in-person event. As such, it surveyed past attendees via a third-party provider to ensure the decision to hold the event was a community-driven one. Of those who responded 89% said they were likely to attend in June and 98% viewed the decision as favorable to the industry. “TISE knows doing business in the flooring, stone and tile industry requires experiencing the products first-hand and building relationships in a face-to-face environment,” said Dana Hicks, show director. “We are confident in our ability to execute a safe event under Informa AllSecure.”
Governor Steve Sisolak approved state guidance’s on March 12 that expanded opportunities for meetings, conventions and trade shows, and conveyed Las Vegas’ updated reopening plan. Informa Markets said it has worked with the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on a thorough health and safety plan, largely based on the framework of Informa AllSecure, a set of rigorous health and safety measures to prioritize guest safety at trade events, including mandatory face masks and temperature checks for all participants. Through this plan, TISE has set specific operational protocols and communication strategies surrounding the event.
“Not only are trade shows vital for the markets they serve, but the economic impact of holding TISE is tremendous for Las Vegas,” explained Kevin Thornton, vice president of operations at Informa Markets. “Conventions bring an estimated $11 billion annually to Las Vegas, and those like TISE create thousands of jobs supporting local hotels, restaurants, retailers and entertainment, among others.”