Hanley Wood Exhibitions announced that StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Surfaces will be held together beginning January 2011. Both exhibitions will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Jan. 26-28, 2011, with conferences beginning on Jan. 25, 2011.
will continue to offer separate conference programs focusing on the unique needs
of each trade, Hanley Wood added. The two events will also have separate
entrances into the exhibit hall, but attendees will be free to visit exhibits
for both shows.
decision to co-locate StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Surfaces was made for several
reasons," stated Dana Teague, show director for Surfaces and
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. "Combining the two events will allow the
stone industry and the flooring industry unparalleled education and networking
opportunities as well as exposure to the largest product selection of any show
of its kind. Also, moving StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to late January gives
those exhibitors who also take part in Marmomacc in Verona,
Italy, the chance to catch
their breath before heading to Las
In the last
several years, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas has experienced a steady increase in
attendees and an expansion of exhibit offerings to include more natural stone
as well as alternative surfaces, according to Hanley Wood.
Marble Institute is supportive of the decision to co-locate StonExpo with
Surfaces beginning in 2011," said Gary Distelhorst, CAE, exec vp and CEO
of the Marble Institute of America. "We feel this provides an incredible
opportunity for StonExpo exhibitors to get exposure to the approximately 25,000
attendees at Surfaces, as well as a great opportunity for StonExpo registrants
to visit the Surfaces trade show and meet new suppliers, see new products, and
obtain new knowledge. In today's world of needing to be nimble and innovative,
the co-location of StonExpo and Surfaces seems to me to be a home run."
Official sponsor of Surfaces, the World Floor Covering Association said it
welcomes the move. "Year after year Surfaces broadens its product scope to
encompass everything the consumer is looking for when building or purchasing a
new home," noted Chris Davis, WFCA's president and CEO. "This
co-location is a natural progression for the show and will only enhance and
strengthen the commitment Surfaces has for the entire industry. We're glad to
have StonExpo join us in 2011 and look forward to working together in making
both shows a huge success."
information on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, visit www.stonexpo.com
For more information on Surfaces, visit www.surfaces.com
Surfaces, StonExpo to launch together in 2011
December 11, 2009