The International Surface Event Prepares To Celebrate The Best of 2017

Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers To Be Honored At TISE 2017.

The International Surface Event I Exhibits: January 18-20, 2017, Las Vegas, USA

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo, opens the call for entries for the “Best Of” Awards Program for TISE 2017. To honor the TISE exhibitors’ contributions to the floorcovering industry, TISE, along with the awards program sponsors, host the “Best Of” Award programs designed to celebrate industry successes. At The International Surface Event, celebrating industry innovation and ingenuity is important. Join the industry and see the best at The International Surface Event 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Wednesday, January 18 through Friday, January 20. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit

Amie Gilmore, CEM, Show Director, The International Surface Event, Informa Exhibitions

“We are proud that The International Surface Event is the annual home for manufacturers and suppliers to
meet face-to-face with their customers, their friends and their industry peers. Every year, it is very apparent
the incredible amount of work that exhibitors put towards creating products, setting up displays and
developing experiences for attendees. Their diligent efforts improve the offerings our industries are able to
provide the world and we are honored to award these efforts each year!”


The “Best Of” Event Awards is an annual awards program for exhibiting companies whose product, program,
service, business practice and/or booth design are considered to be “Best Of” in their class. Awards are
segmented into six (6) categories: Best Booth under 1200 square feet, Best Booth above 1200 square feet,
Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability, and Technology.

Award winners of “Best Of” SURFACES, sponsored by Floor Covering News | “Best Of” StonExpo/
Marmomacc Americas, sponsored by Stone World and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine |
“Best Of” TileExpo, sponsored by TILE Magazine are determined by a panel of judges appointed by the
official publication sponsors. Winners will be announced and awarded at The International Surface Event


The “Best Of” Product Awards provide attendees the opportunity to browse the newest and most innovative
industry products before the event and gain additional information from the manufacturer while on the show
floor at TISE. Prior to the show, exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their products into the awards
program. Entered products are then featured in the TISE Product & Trends Lookbook and voted on by the
industry before the event.

The top 10 voted products will be promoted by the event with three final winners selected and awarded the
“Best Of” Product Award: one for SURFACES, one for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and one for TileExpo,
to be presented to the winning exhibitors at TISE 2017. The 2017 “Best Of” Product Awards Program is
sponsored by: Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, Floor Covering Installer, Floor Trends, Stone World and Tile

If you are an exhibitor at TISE 2017 and would like to nominate your company for an award, complete your
nomination now. More information, including the list of “Best Of” 2016 award winners, can be found at

“Best Of” Product Awards Entry Form:
The deadline for the “Best Of” Product Awards is November 4, 2016.

“Best Of” Event Awards Entry Form:
The deadline for submission in the “Best Of” Event Awards is January 6, 2017.

Those interested in attending The International Surface Event can purchase tickets before the event by
registering online, saving time and money. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the Mandalay Bay Convention
Center the four days of the event. For complete pricing options, visit the registration page of the TISE

The International Surface Event, Informa
All media inquiries should be directed to The International Surface Event Marketing team at Informa:
Informa | Michelle Swayze, [email protected], 972.536.6449
Photography, interview information, pre-press packets and event information are available upon request.

About The International Surface Event (TISE)
The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo,
was formed in 2014, creating an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals from all sides of the
flooring, stone and tile spectrum to meet, interface and collaborate in one place.
SURFACES is the largest North American event serving the floorcovering industry, bringing together buyers
and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floorcovering products, tools, services and technologies.

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.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is THE stone event for stone industry professional and is home of the
MIA annual meeting. The official sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council
(NSC). Together, the Marble of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) serve more than 1900
members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of
technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two
prominent publications – the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine-raise awareness
in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. www.

TileExpo is the newest tile industry event in the United States serving distributors, retailers, installers,
builders and design professionals. TileExpo brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see
the latest tile products, tools, services and technologies. Official Sponsors of TileExpo are the 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.

For more information on The International Surface Event: SURFACES I StoneExpo/Marmomacc
Americas I TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please visit