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Special Programs @ TISE


Special Programs Prepared for You, Coming to TISE 

Plan to connect with special groups and targeted industry associations through some of these special programs coming to TISE this year. Each of these programs has been curated to develop connections and grow relationships while gaining a deeper understanding of the industry.


Women's Leadership Conference

Monday, January 30 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, followed by reception for conference participants

1:00-1:15pm | Welcome and Brief Introduction
Host: Katie Ford 

1:15-2:15pm | Opening Session: Stop. Reflect. Act. | Speaker: Shannon Vogel, Founder and Owner at Reach Social
Find your voice. Bring your authentic self. Step out of the lines. All great advice, if only those external (and internal) forces challenging your empowerment weren’t constant and relentless. This session is one part pep talk to give the internal fortitude to trust your instinct, another part permission slip to break the rules, and last part grace to accept failure, good tries, and never quitting.

2:15-2:45pm | Panel Discussion | What’s the Next Step:Considerations to Adding New Products andServices Into My Business Panel Discussion

2:45-3:00pm | Break

3:00-3:45pm | Panel Discussion | Meet the New Workforce andTheir Expectations Panel Discussion

3:45-4:45pm | Opportunities In TheMetaverse Featured Speaker: Leslie Carothers,Principal of Savour Partnership

Session: The Metaverse: Online Experiences Translated to Real-World Dollars | Speaker: Leslie Carothers, Principal of Savour Partnership
There has been so much hype built around the metaverse with little to actually show for it with the exception of the gaming industry. Still, venture capital investment into the metaverse is projected to grow to $5 trillion so there is abundant opportunity on the horizon. You will learn what the metaverse is and isn’t, capture the early business potential in Millennial and GenZ shoppers (the #1 metaverse activity they request is shopping), and taking the 2D assets you already possess to transform into 3D - without huge investment.

4:45-5:00pm | The Wrap-Up | Host: Katie Ford 

5:00pm-6:00pm | Reception at Shangrai-La @ the Foundation Room


New Attendee Reception

Tuesday, January 31 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ready to party when you attend TISE 2023? Join industry icons and your fellow attendees for an evening happy hour with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Kick off your TISE experience by networking with your industry peers and connecting with leaders. Hurry, space is limited.


Certification Programs

Monday, January 30 - Thursday, February 2

TISE is connected with the most targeted, leading industry association from across the entire floor covering, stone, and tile industry. Some of these associations are providing the opportunity to deep dive into learning, training, and certifications with their organizations while you are at the event. Review and discover what is being offered inside registration.


International Concrete Repair Institute Programs (ICRI)

International Certified Floorcoving Installers (CFI)

Natural Fiber Council Institue (NFCI)

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)



PULSE Seminars

Monday, January 30 - Wednesday, February 1

The new PULSE Seminars are developed to ensure the industry has their finger on the pulse of what is new, forecasted, future-focused, and must-know for the upcoming year and beyond. Developed as a-la-carte options that do not conflict with one another, industry professionals have the freedom to build their own curated education schedule for the event.