Floor covering, stone and tile industry professionals seeking an education program to enrich their business development are urged to register today to attend The International Surface Event 2016, and participate in its new IGNITE Education Program taking place January 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. At the forefront of the event, this unique educational program offers participants proven strategies for increasing a company’s profitability and productivity.
Participants of the IGNITE program will learn best practices and the latest technology to help increase their bottom line and network with industry leaders, getting answers to the challenges faced in their businesses. Carefully crafted into the program are courses to assist industry professionals in navigating and targeting key growth areas for their business. With over 80 hours of standard industry education and 88 hours of on-floor education, training and demos, attendees will have the chance to learn from more than 100 speakers, panelists, and industry pros. This adds up to over 247 obtainable continuing education credits. There is something for every industry professional, no matter what segment they represent, at The International Surface Event.
According to Amie Gilmore, Director of The International Surface Event, “By developing seminars that identify the key issues facing the floor covering, stone and tile industry with a focus on helping to improve production, performance and the bottom line, The International Surface Event is a vital component to growing a profitable business in today’s market.” She added, “Partnering with industry experts to thoughtfully craft and design a custom experience, IGNITE is proudly designed by and with industry professionals specifically for industry professionals.”
For a full line up of IGNITE Education offerings, view the IGNITE schedule on the event website. Highlights include:
- Thin Porcelain Tile: Incredible Challenges & Endless Opportunities will explore the full range of essential updates: advancements in designs, manufacturing technologies, and ANSI product and installation standards.
- Exit Strategy: Succession Planning & Preparing for the Next Generation Workforce will show how critical work can help companies of all sizes across all industries and geographies prepare their own organizations for a seamless transition to the next generation workforce in the ever-changing, ever-advancing future of work.
- Through the Eyes of the Consumer – Independent Retailer vs. Big Box Store will reveal months of research and a massive secret shopper project undertaken by the WFCA and Benchmark Intl. and offer insight into the reasons for the trend of nearly 25% of independent flooring retailers closing their doors while the big box stores thrive.
The Exhibits + IGNITE Education Package includes unlimited access to the 55 IGNITE sessions, plus unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall, on floor demos and bonus education (if listed as free). Advance pricing start at just $49 and range up to $249 depending on your education package selections. The IGNITE education packages include the full IGNITE education program of over 55+ sessions, plus unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall and on floor demos and education Tuesday through Thursday. Also included is access to the Bonus Education options, if listed as free (must register to attend). Members of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and the Marble Institute of America (MIA) receive a discount on all packages. Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
To register for these packages, attendees should visit http://www.TISEwest.com/register, where program schedules and additional information is posted.