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Welcome to SURFACES 2015!

SURFACES is the leading floor covering industry event, bringing together thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, designers and home builders for four impressive days of face-to-face networking, education and product sourcing.

The International Surface Event united the industry in 2014 with the launch of TileExpo in conjunction with SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, all co-located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

EXHIBITS   |   January 21-23, 2015
EDUCATION | January 20-23, 2015

LOCATION   |   Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Wednesday, Jan. 21  |  9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, Jan. 22  |  9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, Jan. 23  |  9:00am - 3:00pm

What to Expect at SURFACES 2015

SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo will combine in one spectacular location to form The International Surface Event, a mega event, featuring the most extensive display of floor covering, natural stone, tile products and educational offerings in the world!

SURFACES is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and brightest in the floor covering and surfacing industry. Bringing thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, designers and home builders together each year, SURFACES is a must-attend event to elevate your business, your profits, and your future.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is the #1 natural stone event where thousands of industry professionals have the opportunity to see the newest and most innovative products in every category: machinery, tools, natural and engineered stone, while making long-lasting business relationships with leading manufacturers and suppliers and receiving top-notch education.

TileExpo has launched in 2014 as an impressive, four-day, show and will be the industry’s premiere tile event. At TileExpo, you will discover a worldly collection of the exotic, innovative, trend-setting, and distinctive tile products. Distributors, retailers, installers, building and design professionals will come to source and buy from key tile manufacturers and suppliers, as well as experience hands-on demos and on-floor education. Concentrated tile-specific education, led by respected field experts, will strengthen your practical knowledge and skill-set.
Attendees

Every year, SURFACES attracts fabricators, installers, architects, designers, builders, kitchen and bath specialists, retailers, distributors, landscape architects, restoration professionals, general contractors, quarriers and more- all ready to do business, increase their know-how, and ensure their future success!

Exhibitors

Industry suppliers showcase the latest in the flooring industry, including carpet, stone products, alternative surfaces, hardwood, laminate, tile, machinery, services, tools and accessories. SURFACES and The International Surface Event would like to thank each of our 2014 and 2015 exhibiting companies; we appreciate you!

Numerous seminars, workshops and mini-sessions (in subject-specific tracks) will be created for the comprehensive 2015 Education Program and will feature a multitude of sessions specifically designed for SURFACES attendees. Additionally, attendees will benefit from live,  on-floor expert instruction, demonstrations and hands-on training on the trade show floor during all open exhibit dates/hours. SURFACES is co-located with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, providing attendees with a full access pass to the SURFACES, StonExo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo Education Programs and exhibits.

As a bonus value to all attendees, many sessions offered in our educational program each year qualify for certifications you won't find just anywhere. As a registered provider with AIA/CES, IDCEC, IICRC and AIBD, we are committed to providing a wealth of opportunities to advance your skills, knowledge, business and overall success.

Attendees can earn the recently created SURFACES Masters Certification. Beginning in 2012, attendees completing eight hours of coursework during any given annual show, automatically earn a SURFACES Masters Certification. Certifications will be offered in such key focused studies as Business/Retailing/Business Management, Installation, Stone Fabrication, Sustainability and Design/Trends.


Education Hours

Workshops (2 hours)

         

 

Monday, Jan. 27

 

9:00am - 11:00am

 

 

1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

 

 

Seminars (1.5 hours)

 

 

Monday, Jan. 27

 

11:00am - 12:30pm

  

 

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Jan. 28

 

8:00am - 9:30am

 

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday, Jan. 39

 

8:00am - 9:30am

 

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 30

 

8:00am - 9:30am

 

 

 

Mini Sessions (1 hour)

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, Jan. 39

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

SURFACES is a comprehensive event featuring industry resources, trademark events and a wealth of education -- all at your fingertips. The hard part is experiencing everything in just three short days!
           

SURFACES Show Floor

With hundreds of thousands of net square feet of exhibit space, the show floor is where you'll find the most innovative of floor covering products in every major category including carpet, tile, hardwood, rugs, resilient and laminate plus the latest in tools, supplies and technologies for the floor covering industry. Find new suppliers, visit current vendors and gain valuable information from the multitude of resources available.
    
Business Enrichment Center (BEC)

This popular area on The Event show floor features an on-floor Education Stage with seating and free presentations, WFCA Member Lounge, a charging station, and free Wi-Fi. 

No registration required.  On-floor education is free with an Exhibits Only (E) pass.  The Business Enrichment Center (BEC) Education Stage: S6483 (Level 2)

Schedule:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11:00 - 11:30am: 
How Much Does It Cost to Put an Employee in the Field?
Speaker: Leslie Shiner

2:00 - 2:30pm:
Meconomics 101 - New Marketing and Sales Strategies for Today’s Consumers
Speaker: Brian Gracon, PhD

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
11:00 - 11:30am:
Trends Terrorizing the Floorcovering Industry
Speakers: Chris Ramey & Kemp Harr

2:00 - 2:30pm:
Instant Website Analysis
Speaker: Marty Gould

Thursday, January 30, 2014
10:00 - 10:30am:
10 ways to use customer service to make your business more profitable
Speaker: Lisbeth Calandrino


Social Media Lounge
The Social Media Lounge is the perfect place to catch short education sessions, led by social media experts, on the ever-evolving world of social media, experiment with blogs, play around with tweets and update your Facebook. View the Social Media Lounge Schedule here.

  The Event Main Stage

Your hands-on destination for learning new techniques and solutions first-hand from industry experts. This centrally located stage will feature education and installation demonstrations that will improve and sustain your business for the future. All demonstrations are FREE with exhibits admission.
      
 Cleaning and Restoration Pavilion

This specialized area on the show floor showcases exhibitors who supply the floor covering industry with the latest tools, techniques and technologies for the cleaning and restoration for any type of floor covering. This area will also feature a live demonstration stage to see these products in action.
   
  Artisan Avenue

With over 25% of our retailers offering products other than flooring, SURFACES' specialty product pavilion now called, Artisan Avenue, features products used above the baseboard, such as countertops, wall coverings, window coverings, decorative concrete, hand-crafted tile, sinks, cabinets and many other products consumers are looking for when remodeling a kitchen, bath or give any room a “face lift”.
  International Pavilions

SURFACES 2014 will feature several international pavilions on the show floor demonstrating the reach and ever increasing importance of the show across the world. See companies and products from India, China, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan and Turkey.
  Tool Alley

Back by popular demand and sponsored by Floor Covering Installer, Tool Alley featured the latest in exactly what you would expect, TOOLS. See exhibiting companies featuring the latest in technology and techniques as they demonstrate their latest tools in action!
  New Product Marketplace

See the "must have" products before they hit the market in the newly revamped New Product Marketplace. This area on the show floor gives attendees the opportunity to browse through some of the hottest products and then go visit the manufacturer or supplier in their booth and get more information on the products that will bring them success for the year.
 
Trends Hub


Wall-to-wall style defines this area, with an expansive preview of 2013's hottest products, colors and textures for the well-appointed home. Everything from the flooring, chairs and color boards will be inspired by the 2014 trend forecast and provided by exhibiting companies. View the "Live in the Hub" Schedule here.



NWFA Hardwood Flooring
Pavilion

Dedicated to hardwood flooring products and NWFA members - current and prospective - this space allows for networking and browsing among new manufacturers and suppliers of innovative hardwood products



Wools of New Zealand

 A variety of mills are displaying sustainable New Zealand wool carpets and rugs of natural beauty and rich color. Take the opportunity to see the brilliant color and feel the strong softness of wool as you fill your very own collectible lamb at the Wools of New Zealand booth.

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