At the request of many major companies in the tile, stone and machinery industries, the management of the International Tile & Stone Show (ITSS) has created a major East Coast marketing opportunity- ITSS-New York. The show, which held a successful edition in Las Vegas in November of 2003, will feature exhibits of natural stone, tile, machinery and related products such as sealers and installation materials. It will take place from July 15 to 17 at the Jacob Javits Center, New York's premier expo venue.

For the first time ever, the industry can exhibit in New York City, and organizers report that this event will represent the “lowest cost trade show” in this category while offering exhibitors and attendees the attractions of a premier world location. They added that the New York metropolitan area has one of the strongest concentrations of stone-related professionals in the world, which makes it attractive from a business standpoint. Additionally, the city is served by three major airports and unmatched amenities.

Hundreds of companies will display goods and services representing stone, ceramic tile, machinery and associated products from all over the world. All attendees to the show are admitted free of charge. For more information on ITSS-New York or ITSS-Las Vegas, visit their Web site at For information on exhibiting, contact Douglas Caires, CEO, at 6278 North Federal Highway, #236, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308-1916; Phone: 800-564-5975 or 212-621-9105; Fax: 954-561-6557; E-mail: