The collaborative effort provides buyers with free and continuous shuttle service between the two exhibit venue’s markets—the World Market Center Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center—on Tuesday, January 30, and Wednesday, January 31, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, as well as free access to both event floors, good for the entire span of both events. Registration is free, although attendees will be required to register separately for each show.
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“Las Vegas Market is pleased to collaborate with The International Surface Event and its three major floor coverings trade shows—SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomac and TileExpo—to provide visitors to both events with new shopping opportunities within related merchandise categories,” says Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift leasing and chief marketing officer, International Market Centers. “Cooperation between our two events will afford retailers and interior designers with access to Las Vegas Market’s 4,000+ furniture, gift and home décor resources, as well as some 800 top floor covering brands exhibiting at TISE. Additionally, this partnership will bring more visitors to Las Vegas Market, providing our tenants with new potential sources of business, new channels of retail distribution and new connections with buyers. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is committed to providing our customers with value-added services that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the market experience.”
“The International Surface Event is pleased to offer a partnership with the Las Vegas winter market,” says Amie Gilmore, show director, The International Surface Event. “This partnership will offer the widest breath of product offerings and inspiration for interior designers and retailers. We understand that time is valuable to every business professional, and offering this opportunity to expand the buying and sourcing possibilities concurrently between the events in Las Vegas will optimize the experiences and benefit both event’s attendees. We look forward to hosting Las Vegas Market attendees at TISE 2018.”
Each organization will cross-promote the partnership to its attendees, including interior designers, as well as retailers who sell or specify flooring, stone, countertops, surface materials, and home furnishings.