Hanley Wood Exhibitions announced that StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Surfaces have changed the dates of the 2011 shows, to be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. The expos will now be held from January 25 to 27, 2011, with conferences running from January 24 to 27, 2011. “There are a few reasons we decided to shift the dates,” said, Dana Teague, Show Director for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Surfaces. “Most importantly, we listened to our customers who said that a Tuesday-to-Thursday show works best for their busy schedules. It is also the most economical solution in terms of travel expenses for attendees and exhibitors alike.” For more information, visit www.StonExpo.com.

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced that Mapei Corp., a manufacturer of products for the stone, tile, flooring and concrete repair industry - will sponsor its prestigious Pinnacle Awards competition for 2010. Initiated 10 years ago, the Pinnacle Awards program honors natural stone companies, architects and designers worldwide for exemplary work in the residential, commercial and renovation arenas, resulting in significant global recognition for winners. The call for entries for the 2010 Pinnacle Awards will be issued in March, with entries due in mid-summer.

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