The International Surface Event East 2015 Announces New Dates and Move to OrlandoINFORMA Exhibitions U.S. announced that The International Surface Event East 2015 (TISE East) dates have shifted to November 2-5 and the location is moving to Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.   

These dates and new location will more aptly serve the industry, from both an attendee and exhibitor standpoint, creating a vibrant yet cost-effective experience while maintaining the convenience of an international hub. From hotel and travel options, restaurants and local attractions, Orlando quickly became the ideal location for TISE East 2015. 

TISE East 2015 exhibits will open Tuesday, November 3 and continue through Thursday, November 5. The comprehensive education program will be held November 2-5 (Monday – Thursday) and will feature more than 45 continuing education sessions combined with numerous industry certifications, show floor tours and demos.        

The inaugural show was held October 19-22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The results of TISE East 2014 proved to be an outstanding launch, featuring 185 floor covering, stone and tile exhibitors in 50,000 square feet of exhibits.  Additionally, attendee demographics strongly confirmed 65% of participants were from the Southeast region of the United States.

“We had no question there was a significant need for an East coast event and the positive response generated from TISE East 2014 positively reinforced this theory, creating additional business opportunities for our distinguished audience of both exhibitors and attendees,” said Amie Gilmore, CEM, Director, The International Surface Event.  “We achieved our goal of delivering an international audience with buyers from the important Latin American market including Mexico, South America and the Caribbean as well as attendees from Europe who are unable to travel to Las Vegas in January.”

The city of Orlando consistently ranks as a top convention destination in the United States.  Dana Teague, Vice President with Informa Exhibitions U.S. and The International Surface Event, stated that “Hosting our event in Orlando provides a quality venue of choice that maintains affordability in terms of travel, housing and freight. When evaluating the optimal location, we surveyed both exhibitors and attendees and Orlando topped the list for both accessibility and affordability.  

“With the U.S. construction market poised for future growth, we expect TISE East will continue to attract new suppliers and dealers, as well as, a completely different audience you won’t see in Las Vegas.”        

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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.

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.

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).

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, unparalleled event for the flooring, stone and tile industries.

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.