The International Surface Event (TISE) has announced the call for nominations for the Best of 2015 awards program, sponsored by Floor Covering News, Stone World and TILE Magazine.
Participation in the Best of program, which encompasses SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo, is free for companies exhibiting at TISE 2015. Submissions may include a product, program, service, business practice or booth design that was introduced after TISE 2014 or making its debut at TISE 2015. A company may submit only one product in a single category, but may submit the same product across multiple categories.
The Best of awards for each show (SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo) will be evaluated and determined by a panel of judges chosen by the official publication sponsors. The winning companies will be announced and awarded in the winner’s booths on January 22. Awards will be presented by representatives from the sponsoring publications and TISE show management. Winners will also be featured in a post-show press release, featured on the show’s social media channels and highlighted on TISEwest.com
“The Best of awards program has grown in popularity and prestige over the last couple of years,” commented Amie Gilmore, Show Director for The International Surface Event. “This program adds abundant value to the show and to the exhibitors’ experience. If you’re an exhibitor at TISE 2015, you’ll want to take advantage of this opportunity.”
If you are an exhibitor and would like to nominate your company for an award, click here
. The deadline for submission is December 5, 2014. More information, including the list of 2014 winners, can be found at TISEwest.com/Bestof2015
The International Surface Event 2015 will be held January 20-23 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits will be open January 21-23. The Education program runs January 20-23.
The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floorcovering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America. The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring website, www.wfca.org,
ng unbiased information about every type of floorcovering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floorcovering industry and consumers.www.wfca-pro.org
About StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council (NSC).
Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) mission is to promote the use of natural stone and serve as the world’s most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers worldwide – all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics. www.mia.org
Natural Stone Council (NSC), home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents major associations committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries (ASI), Building Stone Institute (BSI), Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute (ILI), Marble Institute of America (MIA), National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance. www.naturalstonecouncil.org
Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute (BSI) has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery, tools suppliers and others who comprise the natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable member companies to offer the highest level of quality products and services, and to educate the architectural and design communities on the benefits and uses of natural stone. BSI is a proud continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). www.buildingstoneinstitute.org.
Official Endorsers of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas are Marmomacc, ASI, Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) and International Woodworking Fair (IWF) 2016.
Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company) is Italy’s most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Founded in 1898, Veronafiere now focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly). Veronafiere conducts or hosts 37 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad. Marmomacc is the global leader in natural and engineered stone materials and related technologies and design. Samoter is one of Europe’s major exhibitions of construction equipment and earth-moving machinery. Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world. All three are owned and organized by Veronafiere. www.marmomacc.com
TileExpo is the newest tile industry event in the United States serving distributors, retailers, installers, building and design professionals. TileExpo brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest tile products, tools, services and technologies. TileExpo is co-located with SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to create The International Surface Event (TISE) – the largest event for the flooring, stone and tile industries.
Official Sponsors of TileExpo are Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and National Tile Contractors Association.
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is an educational institution that offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sales and installation of ceramic tile. www.tilecareer.com
Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the tile and stone industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world. www.tile-assn.com
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