DALLAS, TX -- The International Surface Event (TISE) opens the call for entries for the "Best Of" Awards Program for TISE 2017.

To honor the TISE exhibitors' contributions to the floorcovering industry, TISE, along with the awards program sponsors, host the "Best Of" Award programs designed to celebrate industry successes. At TISE, celebrating industry innovation and ingenuity is important. Join the industry and see "the best" at this year's event, being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from Wednesday, January 18 through Friday, January 20, 2017.

"We are proud that The International Surface Event is the annual home for manufacturers and suppliers to meet face-to-face with their customers, their friends and their industry peers," said Amie Gilmore, CEM, Show Director of TISE, Informa Exhibitions. "Every year, it is very apparent the incredible amount of work that exhibitors put towards creating products, setting up displays and developing experiences for attendees. Their diligent efforts improve the offerings our industries are able to provide the world and we are honored to award these efforts each year."

The "Best Of" Event Awards is an annual awards program for exhibiting companies whose product, program, service, business practice and/or booth design are considered to be "best of" their class. Awards are segmented into six categories: Best Booth under 1,200 square feet, Best Booth above 1,200 square feet, Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability and Technology. Award winners are determined by a panel of judges appointed by the official publication sponsors. Winners will be announced and awarded at TISE 2017.

The "Best Of" Product Awards provide attendees the opportunity to browse the newest and most innovative industry products before the event and gain additional information from the manufacturer while on the show floor at TISE. Prior to the show, exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their products into the awards program. Entered products are then featured in the TISE Product & Trends Lookbook and voted on by the industry before the event.

The top 10 voted products will be promoted by the event with three final winners selected and awarded the "Best Of" Product Award: one for SURFACES, one for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and one for TileExpo. The 2017 "Best Of" Product Awards Program is sponsored by Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, Floor Covering Installer, Floor Trends, Stone World and TILE Magazine.

If you are an exhibitor at TISE 2017 and would like to nominate your company for an award, complete your nomination now. For the entry form, visit www.TISEwest.com/BestOfEntryForm. The deadline to complete a form is November 4, 2016. To complete a "Best Of" Event Awards Entry Form, visit www.TISEwest.com/BestOfEventAwardsEntryForm. The deadline for submission in this award is January 6, 2017.