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Still Time to Sign up for ISFA/IWF Countertop Symposium Sponsored by SolidSurface.com

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Still Time to Sign up for ISFA/IWF Countertop Symposium Sponsored by SolidSurface.com

Posted on 18 August 2016 by cradmin

There is still time to register for the full-day Countertop Symposium on Tuesday, August 23, at IWF. The event is put on by ISFA and sponsored by SolidSurface.com, and takes place the day before the show floor opens for IWF. The seminar is designed to provide a wealth of information to both established countertop fabricators and those exploring their options in the countertop industry.

Industry experts will share information and insights to help you learn about the products and business of the decorative surfacing industry.

Topics will include:

• Solid Surface Thermoforming
• Profiting from Diversification of your Countertop Shop
• Solid Surface Casework: Why it Makes Sense
• Countertop Industry Outlook: A Forecast of Factors Affecting the Industry
• Q & A opportunities with a distinguished panel of industry experts
The presenters include the owners of successful surfacing companies and others who are well versed in the technology, techniques and business requirements of countertop operations.

The session covers both residential and commercial operations, and encompasses information on solid surface, quartz surfacing, stone, laminate and a variety of other countertop options.

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Coverings 2016  ‘Fabricator Day’ to be held April 20, Offers Free Admission

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Coverings 2016 ‘Fabricator Day’ to be held April 20, Offers Free Admission

Posted on 15 March 2016 by cradmin

Coverings-2016-logo-copyCoverings 2016, a premier trade show for the stone and tile industry, is once again having its “Fabricator Day” at the upcoming show. The show, which runs from April 18 to 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago and is free to all registrants, will have Fabricator Day on Wednesday, April 20. Fabricator Day is a day of the show that provides enhanced learning opportunities, a round table lunch, networking, a happy hour and more. And this is in addition to a huge display of the latest fabrication machinery, tools and slab materials.

Coverings offers dozens of free educations sessions specifically for stone professionals led by experienced and knowledgeable industry experts. Attendees can refine their skills with free technical and information-rich conference sessions such as:

  • ANSI Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Test for Natural Stone Surfaces
  • Attracting More Designers to Your Showroom – How to Deliver CEU Courses
  • Exterior Wall Cladding: Making the Transition from Interior to Exteriors
  • Featured Session: Stone Trends 2016
  • Natural Stone Characteristics: Protection, Maintenance & Restoration
  • Restoration and Maintenance Standards – 2016 Updates to The Dimension Stone Design Manual
  • State of the Stone Industry – Promotion, Safety and More
  • Supplier and Buyer Guide: Creating International Standards for Importing and Exporting
  • The Stone Zone, in which the Stone Fabricators Alliance will host demonstrations and educational “how-to” sessions specifically designed for fabricators. Check out products that were “born in the SFA” – designed by fabricators for fabricators.
  • And many more! View the full conference program for more details.

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Coverings 2016 Announces Keynote Speakers, Featured Sessions

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Coverings 2016 Announces Keynote Speakers, Featured Sessions

Posted on 11 February 2016 by cradmin

In today’s competitive environment, the pressure is on to understand and respond to lightning-fast changes in design, business and technology. To help you stay on top of your game, Coverings has put together an impressive lineup of four Keynote Sessions and eight Featured Sessions. Add sessions by these speakers to your “must-see” list at Coverings 2016. The show runs from April 18 to 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago and registration to attend the expo is completely free.

Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss the Coverings 2016 Keynote Sessions featuring some of the industry’s top innovators and influencers. Covering every aspect of the versatile tile & stone industry, these sessions belong on your “must-attend” list.

Keynote sessions have a minor charge to secure your place and include either a hot breakfast or plated lunch.

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Featured Session Speakers

Coverings is the best educational and purchasing event in North America. In addition to the extensive conference program and exciting Keynote Sessions, Coverings offers Featured Sessions that are not to be missed. The free Featured Sessions at Coverings 2016 will connect you with the knowledge and information you need to succeed in the tile & stone industry.

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Read more about the show at www.coverings.com.

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Video: Design Milk’s Take on the Best of KBIS 2016

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Video: Design Milk’s Take on the Best of KBIS 2016

Posted on 10 February 2016 by cradmin

This video was put out by Design Milk, an online magazine for designers, and focuses on what the magazine’s editor thought were the highlights of the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in January in Las Vegas. If you are into design, this is a good online magazine to check out, and they are on top of trends and put out good stuff.

You may also be interested in this blog article of CountertopResource.com’s Editor Brian Jones of his daily experiences at Design & Construction Week 2016 (KBIS, IBS and TISE/StonExpo).

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Wood’s Powr-Grip Offers Code for Free TISE Registration

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Wood’s Powr-Grip Offers Code for Free TISE Registration

Posted on 04 December 2015 by cradmin

Wood’s Powr-Grip, makers of a variety of lifting equipment, is offering free registration for the upcoming TISE show. TISE (The International Surface Event) is made up of three shows: StonExpo, Tile Expo and Surfaces. And, it is once again part of Design & Construction Week, so those registered for TISE also gain entrance to the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the NAHB’s International Builder Show (IBS). The events run concurrent from January 19 to 22 in Las Vegas. Click Here to register now for free. It is not clear how long this opportunity for free registration is open, so interested parties are urged to take advantage of it as soon as possible.

You may also be interested in this calendar listing explaining how to register for Coverings 2016 for free in April.

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KBIS 2016, Voices From The Industry Registration Opens

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KBIS 2016, Voices From The Industry Registration Opens

Posted on 14 September 2015 by CRadmin3

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show(KBIS) is again co-locating with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and The International Surface Event (TISE) for Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas Jan. 19 to 21, 2016. Registration is now open for KBIS and its Voices From the Industry (VFTI) conference sessions. VFTI will host numerous conference sessions with opportunities to earn CEUs for the the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). NKBA members can register free during September and receive the 2016 EXPO pass that gives access to all of the Design & Construction Week shows. Non-members can register for a fee.

You may also be interested in viewing up-coming events on our Events Calendar.

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Registration Now Open for TISE 2016 in Vegas

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Registration Now Open for TISE 2016 in Vegas

Posted on 09 September 2015 by cradmin

Online attendee registration for The International Surface Event (TISE) 2016 in Las Vegas is now open. TISE encompasses three shows: StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, SURFACES, and TileExpo. The show opens on January 19 as an education-only day and the exhibit floor is open from Jan. 20 to 22. Once again this year the show runs in conjunction with Design and Construction week, in which several other builder shows, most notably the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builder Show (IBS), are in the same city at the same time. For more information visit the TISE website.

You may also be interested in this article on Marmomacc 2015.

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The International Surface Event EAST Officially Opens 2015 Attendee Online Registration

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The International Surface Event EAST Officially Opens 2015 Attendee Online Registration

Posted on 20 July 2015 by cradmin

Online registration for those wishing to attendee The International Surface Event (TISE) East. This is the second year for the event, which will run from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5 in Orlando, Fla. this year. The trade show has three distint portions – StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo and SURFACES. On Nov. 2, only educational offerings will be available, with the exhibit hall opening the next day, Nov. 3. Organizers are planning some new features at this year’s event. “The Porch, Open Air Design Concept” is among the new features and according to the show will be the hub of activity on the show floor. Including a cocktail bar, happy hours and lounges, it will be the central meeting location for tours. The Porch will showcase the high demand design, architectural and retail needs for the ever popular open air design concept. This beautifully designed show feature will showcase exhibitor’s floor covering, stone and tile products, paired with designer accessories. The show will also include the new Peer 180 Conference, a peer-to-peer conference experience in which attendees will share the problems with which they need help, the answers they have learned from their own experiences and make connections with professionals who face the same challenges. It is designed to be a smaller, more intimate and supported environment tailored by and for the individual attendee. The show will also host various parties and networking events, as well as MIA sessions. Pricing and additional information is available at the TISE East website.

You may also be interested in this article on attendee numbers at the recent Coverings show.

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The International Surface Event Honors 2015 “Best of Show” Award Recipients

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The International Surface Event Honors 2015 “Best of Show” Award Recipients

Posted on 03 April 2015 by cradmin

omni cubed pro lift

GranQuartz was awarded the StonExpo Best Product Award for the Omni Cubed Pro Lift

The International Surface Event (TISE) honored several exhibiting companies with the “Best of Show” awards for its 2015 event in Las Vegas. Participating exhibitors vied for the top honor in several categories.

“The Best of Show awards recognize exceptional companies and true pioneers of products, services, tools and technologies that exhibit not only cutting-edge designs but tried and true products which continue to enhance the industry,” said Amie Gilmore,director of the event. “The increasing popularity of these awards year after year continues to spark the spirit of friendly competition among our exhibitors.”

Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

The Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas awards were presented to winners in three categories: Innovation, Technology and Sustainability.

The winners for Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas were awarded as follows:

• Innovation – Regent Stone Products for the Twist Shim
• Technology – ETemplate Systems for the ELaser CT
• Sustainability – MStone Stone & Tile for Slimline Stone Laminates

The Best of Product StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2015 Award went to GranQuartz for the Omni Cubed Pro-Lift Automatic. The Pro-Lift Automatic was engineered by Omni Cubed for optimum safety, ease and convenience. It allows for much safer lowering, transporting and lifting of very tall and heavy countertops. The Pro-Lift features a long-lasting, rechargeable battery pack; wireless remote; countertop clamp; kick-brake; flat-free, non-marking tires; and weighs only 74 lbs.

Best of TileExpo

The Best Product of TileExpo 2015 Award went to TileRedi USA for the Center Redi Trench. This one piece shower pan is manufactured in several sizes and has been designed with an integral curb, pitch and drain featuring the a designer-look to accommodate any center drain shower application.

You may also be interested in this article on KBIS, IBS and StonExpo 2016.

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Coverings 2015 Features Appreciation Days

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Coverings 2015 Features Appreciation Days

Posted on 13 March 2015 by cradmin

Coverings 2015 LogoCoverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, has announced the return of “Appreciation Days,” which will feature tailored programming for specific attendee segments, including architects, designers, fabricators, contractors, builders and remodelers. Comprised of guided tours of the show floor and focused education sessions, Appreciation Days will provide participants with opportunities to further their knowledge alongside fellow industry members during Coverings 2015, which will be held April 14 to 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Participants of each Appreciation Day will have access to a designated lounge, providing a space dedicated to networking and relaxing during the show. Additionally, all registered participants of Coverings’ Appreciation Days will be offered complimentary lunches and numerous opportunities to network with other professionals during their respective day.

“Each attendee segment is important to Coverings, and their attendance is appreciated, so we are continually searching for ways to enhance their show experience,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. “Appreciation Days not only allow us to celebrate the diverse range of Coverings’ attendees but also provide them with curated educational and networking opportunities.”

Dates and programming highlights for the Appreciation Days are as follows:

  • Builder & Remodeler Day,  April 14 - Features roundtable discussions in English and Spanish over lunch in the Appreciation Lounge, facilitated by the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (in Spanish) and the Florida Home Builders Association. The focus is on current trends in the builder and remodeler industry in the Southeast market. Guided tours of the show floor will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., starting and ending at the Appreciation Lounge.
  • Architect & Designer Day, April 15 – Begins with breakfast at 9:15 a.m. with Interior Design Magazine’s Hospitality Design Power Panel, moderated by Deputy Editor Edie Cohen. Lunch is provided during Joey Shimoda’s noon Keynote Session where he will present “The Sensuality of Surface,” sponsored by Contract Magazine. In addition, specifier attendees are encouraged to attend the Featured Session presented by American Society of Interior Designers Executive Vice President and CEO Randy Fiser, who will discuss “Designing Wellness.” In between the dynamic education programming, facilitated tours of the show floor will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., leaving from the Appreciation Lounge.
  • Contractor Days, April 15-16 - On these days, the National Tile Contractors Association will host roundtable discussions over lunch in the Contractor Lounge. Discussions will be divided into residential and commercial contracting interests and are open to all experience levels. The Contractor Days also feature eight, one-hour guided tours of the show floor and happy hours with prize giveaways in the lounge in the afternoon.
  • Fabricator Day, April 16 - Features several roundtables over lunch in the Appreciation Lounge on key topics, including, “CEU Immersion Class | Providing CEUs to Architects & Interior Designers Using MIA’s Turn-Key Program,” “How to Handle Wastewater in a Fabrication Setting” and “Perspectives in Benchmarking.” “Stone Zone Passports” will also be available at registration and in the Lounge for fabricators to use as a map and guide to exploring the dozens of exhibitors located in the machinery and allied products area of the Coverings show floor.

To learn more about conferences, programs, exhibitors and special events planned for Coverings 2015, visit coverings.com. Or register now for free!

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