Surfaces 2005 On Pace For Record Show

January 1, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Surfaces 2005 is expected to have its largest turnout yet -- with the most number of exhibitors and product introductions than any previous exhibi-tion, including natural stone collections. According to show organizers, this floor covering exhibition, which will be held from January 26 to 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, is on course to be a record-breaking event.

With just two months left until the show, the exhibit floor is 99% sold out, and booth contracts continue to flood in. The number of companies contracted for the 2005 show is up 13%, and the net square feet occupied has increased more than 7% ahead of this time last year. In addition, many companies already in the show are upgrading to larger booth sizes to ensure maximum exposure to the key buyers who attend the exhibition.

“Interest in the show seems to be reaching an all-time high,” stated Karen Romano, sales manager for Surfaces, which is owned by Hanley-Wood, LLC. “We are doing everything we can just to keep up with the demand for exhibit space in the 2005 show.”

Surfaces 2005 will provide an arena for manufacturers, retailers, builders, architects, designers, distributors and installers from around the world to conduct business and network. With this in mind, attendee registration and housing numbers are running on par or ahead of this time last year, reports Hanley-Wood.

“There's no question that Surfaces is the industry's event,” stated Michelle Troop, senior show director. “Our phones, faxes and Web sites are filled with people registering for the show, booking their hotels, reviewing exhibitor lists, signing up for classes and events and making all their plans to come to Las Vegas for the show. It's looking to be one of the best shows yet.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+