Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced that StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas will co-locate with Surfaces beginning in January of 2011. Both exhibitions will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, January 26-28, with conferences beginning on January 25.
"The decision to co-locate StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas
and Surfaces was made for several reasons," states Dana Teague, Surfaces and
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas show director. "Combining the two events will
allow the stone industry and the flooring industry unparalleled education and
networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest product selection
of any show of its kind. Also, moving the show to late January gives our
exhibitors who also take part in MARMOMACC in Verona, Italy, the chance to
catch their breath before heading to StonExpo."
"The Marble Institute is supportive of the decision to
co-locate StonExpo with SURFACES beginning in 2011," states Gary
Distelhorst, CAE, executive vice president and CEO of the Marble Institute of
America (MIA), also an official sponsor of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.
"We feel this provides an incredible opportunity for StonExpo exhibitors
to get exposure to the approximately 25,000 attendees at Surfaces, as well as a
great opportunity for StonExpo registrants to visit the Surfaces trade show and
meet new suppliers, see new products, and obtain new knowledge. In today's
world of needing to be nimble and innovative, the co-location of StonExpo and Surfaces
seems to me to be a home run."
As the official sponsor of Surfaces, the World Floor Covering
Association (WFCA) welcomes the move. The products and services available at
both shows are complementary and the mix of attendees is very similar.
"Year after year SURFACES broadens its product scope to
encompass everything the consumer is looking for when building or purchasing a
new home. From the 'Window and Wall Covering' pavilion introduced in 2005 to
the newly created 'Above the Baseboard' pavilion, Surfaces continually strives
to meet the needs of our attendees and their customers," added Chris
Davis, president and CEO, WFCA. "This co-location is a natural progression
for the show and will only enhance and strengthen the commitment Surfaces has
for the entire industry. We're glad to have StonExpo join us in 2011 and look
forward to working together in making both shows a huge success!"
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and SURFACES will continue to
offer separate conference programs focusing on the unique needs of each trade.
While the two events will have separate entrances into the exhibit hall,
attendees will be free to visit exhibits for both shows.
For more information on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, call (866)
550-6808 or visit www.StonExpo.com.
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, Surfaces shows to ‘co-locate' in 2011
December 14, 2009