TISE 2023 sees attendance increase

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Las Vegas—A revitalized Mandalay Bay facility, an impressive exhibit hall, education and event lineup and a strong floor covering, stone and tile industry were evident as The International Surface Event (TISE) held here earlier this year. According to show organizers, TISE 2023 experienced a 67% increase in attendance over the 2022 event with double-digit increases over events as far back as pre-2019. These results, in conjunction with a powerhouse exhibit hall with almost 600 exhibiting companies, produced an electric product sourcing and buying experience.

TISE is inviting the entire industry community together to create a highlight reel of this year’s event in a new “Add Yours” Instagram Story featured in the TISE Instagram highlights. Join the event on Instagram to view the story, then click the “Add Yours” button to share your videos, images or snapshots from TISE 2023—or Continue the Story with the Facebook Video Reel by sharing and adding your thoughts, pictures, video and comments. If you are not on Facebook or Instagram, you can watch the highlight story on YouTube.

“Just when you think the team at Informa can’t create a better show, they go and top themselves again,” said Scott Humphrey, president & CEO, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), sponsor of Surfaces. “From the training sessions to the installation competition, to the comprehensive list of suppliers and the new setup to simplify the flow of attendees and allow maximum time for interaction, Surfaces 2023 was the best show in my 10 years as head of the WFCA. Well done!”

Jim Hieb, CEO, Natural Stone Institute, added, “We had a fantastic experience, and it was great to see such a strong international presence in the Natural Stone Pavilion. Nearly 60 material suppliers to complement the strong showing of equipment and tooling companies and we anticipate even more in 2024. Two additional highlights included the NSI’s introduction of the David Fell Spirit of Service Award to recognize participants in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, and industry support for our Foundation’s Mission Possible cash and car raffle.”

Bart Bettiga, executive director, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), noted, “The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) were both very pleased with the traffic and quality of attendees at TISE 2023. It is clear installers and contractors have realized the value of in-person networking and interaction with suppliers that happen at a show like TISE. The responses to the education and training we offered at the show were extremely positive, and we were able to create a lot of energy to support industry certification and training.”

TISE is returning to Las Vegas in 2024 with new dates—January 24-26—and a new day of the week lineup—Wednesday through Friday.

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