DALLAS -- The International Surface Event (TISE) has announced the call for nominations for the Best of 2016 Awards program, sponsored by Floor Covering News, Stone World and TILE Magazine.  The winning companies will be announced and awarded in the winner’s booths, January 2016, at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas.

Participation in the Best of Awards program, which encompasses SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo, is free for companies exhibiting at TISE 2016. Submissions may include a product, program, service, business practice or booth design that the company believes has achieved incredible success or excellence.

A company may submit only one product in a single category, but may submit the same product across multiple categories. 

Please note that the rules for submission changed during the Best of 2015 Awards nomination period; submissions no longer have to be new.  Due to this rule change in the 2015 nomination period, some industry leading manufacturers and suppliers were unaware and did not participate.  Informa Exhibitions U.S., the show’s organizer, would like to acknowledge this and encourage all companies who have achieved excellence in a category to participate in the Best of 2016 Awards

The Best of Awards for each show (SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo) will be evaluated and determined by a panel of judges chosen by the official publication sponsors.  Awards will be presented by representatives from the sponsoring publications and TISE show management. Winners will also be featured in a post-show press release, featured on the show’s social media channels and highlighted on TISEwest.com.

“TISE is proud to host the Best of Awards for the SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo Events,” comments Amie Gilmore, show director for The International Surface Event. “We are impressed year over year as the entries from industry manufacturers and suppliers that are submitted are even more impressive.  If you’re an exhibitor at TISE 2016, you’ll want to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The deadline for submission is December 4, 2015. More information, including the list of Best of 2015 award winners, can be found here.

The International Surface Event 2016 will be held January 20-22, education January 19-22, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  To receive notification when registration opens for attendees, go here. For information on exhibiting at TISE, visit here.

The International Surface Event, comprised of Surfaces, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Tile Expo, 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 floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering 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 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).  Marble Institute of America’s mission is to promote the use of natural stone and serve as the world's most authoritative natural stone information resource.   Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents major associations committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone.

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 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, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please go here.

Located in Dallas, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate is an award-winning, full-service exhibition company with an exceptional track record for producing high-quality, successful shows providing networking and industry education.

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