TISE 2023 to host new events, features

TISE 2022 saw the industry bounce back in droves after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. In fact, 15,000 attendees headed to Las Vegas to catch the show, treating a host of first-timers to TISE’s inaugural First-Time Attendee reception. Much of the same excitement is expected for the 2023 show.

A major achievement for TISE 2022, which will be repeated in January, is the launch of the Women’s Leadership Conference. “The conference was a huge success,” Dana Hicks, director of events, told Informa FCNews at the end of last year’s event. “It’s fun guiding that ship, and the passion for it is really exciting. I think now that we have a full year ahead of us, we can really expand that whole program. That is something we will definitely continue with next year.”

That goal has been met, as the 2023 show will once again kick off with the Women’s Leadership Conference, to be held Monday, January 30, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception for women in the flooring industry and their allies. The conference will be hosted by Katie Ford, an industry veteran.

The program features a brief introduction by Ford at 1:00 pm, followed by the opening session of the conference at 1:15 pm entitled “Stop. Reflect. Act.” with speaker Shannon Vogel, founder and owner of Reach Social. This session is part pep talk to give you the inner strength to trust your instincts, part permission to break the rules, and part grace to fail , good attempts and never stop accepting.

There will be two panel discussions at 2:15 PM and 3:00 PM. The educational portion of the conference will conclude with the closing session at 3:45 p.m. entitled, “The Metaverse: Online Experiences Translated to Real-World Dollars” with speaker Leslie Carothers, director of Savor Partnership. In this session, you’ll learn what the metaverse is and isn’t, capture the early business potential of Millennial and Gen Z shoppers, and use the 2D assets you already own to transform to 3D – without huge investments.

Finally, the conference will conclude at 5:00 PM with a cocktail reception in the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.

TISE 2023 will also include new features such as the first-ever pavilion for premium carpets, an entire pavilion dedicated to the finest handmade carpets. A boutique trade show on the Surfaces show floor, Cover Connect is home to nine of the industry’s top brands: Design Materials Inc., French Accents, Kirkit, Knots Rugs, Pampas Leather, Samad, Stark Studio Rugs, Tamarian and Tibet Rug Company.

As part of TISE’s Beyond the Surface programs designed to delve deeper into the many areas of the flooring, stone and tile industry, TISE has also launched the Startup Station for TISE 2023. This new area in the exhibition hall will house six start-up companies coming to market. Visitors should mark this important feature as a destination experience.

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