Organizers of Surfaces 2011 say the event is off to a strong start with 25-percent of the show floor for next year's event already confirmed by exhibitors during this year's show.

"Our sales team met with clients at this year's event and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunity to reserve their space for next year’s show to get the best rate and location," states Amie Gilmore, Show Manager for Surfaces. “The response we got was overwhelmingly positive and signals to us that the market has turned the corner and is gaining strength.”

The first exhibitor to sign up for next year was Earthwerks™. “We have exhibited in SURFACES for a more than a decade and have grown our EarthWerks brand substantially over those 10+ years,” states Don Evans, Earthwerks’ executive vp of sales.

Surfaces 2011 will co-locate with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and will be held January 25-27 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. For more information, visit, or call (800) 547-3477.