DALLAS, TX -- The International Surface Event (TISE) is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Houzz at the upcoming 2015 show held, being held from January 20-23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The partnership between TISE and Houzz will bring valuable opportunities and resources to attendees and exhibitors. The Houzz partnership will entail a significant presence on the show floor and educational sessions tailored to offer success tips, business development tools and consumer insights designed to help attendees grow their business and build their brands.

Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design which brings consumers and professionals together in one place to connect, share information, resources and knowledge for their next indoor or outdoor home remodeling project. Houzz offers a place where consumers can browse and save images from an extensive photo library, find the right design and construction professionals in their area and connect with other homeowners who have tacked similar projects. Houzz has become a community of more than 20 million homeowners, interior designers, architects, builders, remodelers, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals -- across the country and around the world.

"We are excited to have Houzz at The International Surface Event," said Amie Gilmore, CEM and Director of the event. "Their research and consumer information coupled with extensive knowledge of the industry and impressive digital platforms will be a valuable asset to all TISE attendees and exhibitors."

Houzz will have an eight hundred square foot exhibit space on the show floor, Booth #2839, which will include Ask-the-Expert Stations, where attendees can get one-on-one training and in-person setup of their professional online Houzz business profile from a Houzz expert. These experts will provide free advice to attendees on how to use Houzz as a business development tool. In addition, Houzz now offers Site Designer, a complimentary website design and publishing tool to all professional members of Houzz to enable them to quickly turn their online profiles into a website for their business.

Houzz will be presenting "Three Tips to Maximize Your Exposure on Houzz," 15-minute education sessions offered in their booth designed to demonstrate the tips and tricks to get to the top of the search results on Houzz. A more extensive session detailing how to maximize the Houzz platform entitled, "How to Houzz," is being presented in the TISE Conference Program on Thursday, January 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All Houzz education sessions are free to Expo attendees; no advance registration is required.

 "We're thrilled to partner with The International Surface Event and help attendees learn more about Houzz and how to use our free tools and rich data to build their brands and better serve their clients," said Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz.

Taking place January 20-23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, TISE will offer architects, builders, contractors, designers, fabricators, installers, quarries, restoration pros and retailers a comprehensive preview of the flooring, stone and tile marketplace. TISE is the largest event in North America showcasing design and construction surface product for the residential and commercial industries. TISE is also taking part in Design & Construction Week, which will bring together five shows co-located in one city, to create the largest, most unique showcase event for design and building products ever assembled. For more information on Design & Construction Week, visit www.TISEwest.com/DCWeek.

Online registration is available through midnight January 19. Beginning January 20, on-site pricing goes into effect. Visit www.TISEwest.com to register or book housing.