TISE 2021 touts connection, innovation

Show floorsLas Vegas, Nev.The International Surface Event (TISE) was held here in person and againemerged as an event full connection, innovation and intention for the floor covering, stone and tile industries, show organizers said. The more intimate June event collected a dense professional crowd whose purpose it was to connect with their fellow industry professionals, extract products from: about- 190 exhibit brands and come back to networking by the exhibition hall, according to the organizers of the show.

More than 190 exhibiting companies covered all aspects of the floor covering, stone and tile industry, 18 creature firsttime exhibitors offering new products and services to the industry. Notable exhibitors for Surfaces withalso Mohawk Industries – who made the final stop of their Momentum Roadshow at TISE 2021 –Karndean Design Floors and Johnson Hardwood, more than lots of other new SPC and floors options throughout the exhibition hall.

In addition to the inperson event, the show implemented a hybrid Virtual Experience: The Live Virtual Event Vegas Edition, sponsored by Mannington. It offered virtually attendees the same teaching and demonstration content, connection with the Vegas visitors, exhibitor product sourcing as well as live updates and interviews from the show floor by the TISE TV Crew.

Check out the TISE Live Virtual Event soon as TISE announces the winners of the 2021 Best of Awards for Surfaces, sponsored by News about carpeting.

New and striking

The June experience had kept several differentiators from before events. A key difference was the TISE Live Main Stage and the TISE Live Demo phase, sponsored by MAPE and Floor Cover installer mmagazine. TISE has the . converted Converge Education and Ddesign and installation Hub (SCALE) computer programming at 30minute, hottopic sessions and demonstrations on the show floor. Attendees received the training as inclusive with their June exhibition pass. Topics covered increasing the qquality of a workforce to account for the value of installers, marketing strategies using podcasts and celebrity design stories to production technical sessions quality work and meet the standards. Industry professionals interested in viewing the Live Main Stage and TISE Live Demo Stage presentations are still possible request access to the TISE Live virtual event Vegas Edition.

Another revision before the event in June was the National Installer of the year SemiFinal Competition produced in collaboration with CFI and sponsored by Mohawk and ProInstaller mmagazine. Sixteen finalists in the resilient and carpet categories were selected prior to the event and competed life on the show floor. Eight finalists were chosen at the end of day two and will compete against each other at TISE 2022.

The International Surface Event 2022 is scheduled for February 1-3, 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. To get notified when registration opens in September.

Reaction of the participant

“Surfaces was great! We have experienced such a positive feeling from all involved. Kudos to Informa for officially opening up our industry! I can’t wait to see what’s in store in 2022!” – Scott Humphrey, CEO, World Floor Covering Association

“The National Tile Contractors Association booth and Ceramic Tile Education booth was very busy and we were so grateful for the opportunity TISE gave us to get together in person again. The value of personal networking and engagement was fully visible!” – Bart Bettiga, Executive Director, National Tile Contractors Association

“It was great to have personal contact and StonExpo was an energetic event! We are super excited to come back next year! Find more natural stone suppliers than ever in the Natural Stone Pavilion.” – Jim Hieb, executive vice president & CEO, Natural Stone Institute

(For more information on the in-person event being held this month, see the June 21/28 print edition of FCNews.)

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