Irving, Texas (PRWEB) January 25, 2013
Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced that SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas will co-date with the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in 2015 to join Design | Construction Week in Las Vegas.
SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas will be located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 21 January 23, 2015, while the International Builders Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 20 January 22, 2015. Each show will remain separate and distinct, however the co-date arrangement will allow attendees from all four events the opportunity to conveniently attend all.
The co-dating with IBS and KBIS in 2015 is a major advancement for SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. This strategic agreement adds value for both the buyers and exhibitors at both venues, explained Dana Teague, Group Director, SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to seeing our attendees and exhibitors reap the benefits that will ensue.
The official sponsoring organizations of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), Marble Institute of America (MIA), and Natural Stone Council (NSC) are equally as optimistic about the co-dating of the four shows.
“For the first time ever, industry professionals from all sides of the consumer housing spectrum will be able to meet, interface and collaborate in one place. The creation of Design | Construction Week in Las Vegas in 2015, along with its all-access pass, will give attendees of all four shows an advantage that cannot be replicated anywhere in the world, said Cammie Weitzel, General Manager of World Floor Covering Association.
“The opportunity to bring four great industries/events together in one city for a mega construction week is collaboration at its best, said Jim Hieb, Executive Vice President & CEO of Marble Institute of America.
The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America. The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring web site, http://www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit http://www.wfca-pro.org.
About Stone Expo
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council. The mission of the MIA is to promote the use of natural stone and be the world’s most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliersall committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.
The Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone