Expo Revestir, the largest tile show in Latin America, opened March 22 with strong attendance, as attendees from more than 65 countries worldwide filled the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In order to strengthen foreign participation, the show’s organizers unveiled a new program, “Projeto Comprador,” in which 60 key industry related buyers and distributors had part of their expenses subsidized. Altogether, more than 1,000 professional buyers from 65 countries attended this year’s show. With so many major buyers in attendance, Brazilian tile manufacturers prepared many new product launches for Revestir 2010, including several that utilize the latest manufacturing technologies.
Expo Revestir, the largest ceramic tile and stone trade show in Latin America, saw a dramatic increase in attendance this year despite the current difficulties in the global economy. Overall attendance for the four-day show is expected to reach 40,000, an increase of 12% over the previous year. On the show floor, many manufacturers´ booths were filled to capacity, while long lines waited to register for the event.
The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recently
held its Total Solutions 2008 conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in
National Harbor, MD. The two-day conference included a variety of high-profile
industry speakers, hands-on demonstrations, and tabletop displays from many
manufacturers of ceramic tile and related accessories.
days, you can’t pick up any newspaper or magazine without seeing a headline
about skyrocketing fuel costs and how this situation is affecting the economy,
from consumers cutting back their non-essential purchases to companies
downsizing to increase profitability.
Coverings, the largest U.S. trade show for tile, stone and related products, returned to Orlando, its original location, and exhibitors seemed happy to be back in the Sunshine State this year. With 1,200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries worldwide, this show truly offered something for everyone in the tile and stone industry, from cutting-edge tile designs and installation products to an expansive curriculum of educational seminars addressing all aspects of the tile and stone industries.
The 20th UNICERA Ceramic and Bathroom Trade Fair, held in
Istanbul, Turkey, recently, hosted more than 60,000 attendees, a record for
this event, say organizers. Compared to the first show held in April 1988 with
100 square meters of space and 8,500 attendees, the 2008 exhibition had grown
to encompass more than 40,000 square meters with from more than 170 exhibitors.
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In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on sustainability. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the importance of hygiene in any tile and stone installation. Marco Galliozzi of Fila Chemicals USA Corp. explains more about why cleaning and sealing tile and stone surfaces is important to ensuring the longevity of these materials, while Art Mintie, Sr. of Laticrete details the increasing demand of antimicrobials. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections that are available on the market in our detailed product showcase.