The organizer of Surfaces, Hanley Wood, has relaunched with new features aimed at providing both exhibitors and attendees up-to-date industry information as well as historical data specific to their participation in all Hanley Wood shows.

The highlight of the new site is the ConnectionPOINT portal, Hanley Wood said. Through ConnectionPOINT, attendees can view show specific information by year as well as register for any Hanley Wood show. Exhibitors can view their past booth sizes and sponsorships across all shows, and for the first time, they can submit their exhibit space contracts and sponsorships online.

“The new site is an incredible upgrade from what we’ve been able to offer our customers in the past,” said Dana Teague, show director. “Not only are we increasing the online experience for exhibitors and attendees alike, we have pioneered features that will become industry standards for show sites of the future.”

The site features two distinct sides –- one for exhibitors and one for attendees –- with RSS feeds, an online sponsorship gallery, and an industry resource center complete with reference sites and archives of past show information.  

The newly designed Web site also offers visitors a much more user-friendly experience, both from an aesthetic and functionality perspective, Hanley Wood noted. Each page is designed with far less copy than on the previous site and is enhanced with clickable imagery with an eye toward easier navigation.

“Our intention was to create a site that will be useful not only in providing pertinent show information, but as a year-round resource and reference site for the floor covering industry,” Teague said. For more information,