Event Partners

ASI at The International Surface Event

Allied Stone Industries (ASI)

ASI is a not-for-profit organization formed to provide a venue for domestic stone companies to gather together and discuss common problems associated with the natural stone industry. Its membership is by invitation only and is limited to 75 member firms, comprised primarily of domestic limestone and sandstone quarriers, fabricators and dealers.

CFI at The International Surface Event

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI)

CFI is an organization of flooring professionals whose purpose is to identify, train and certify flooring installers according to skill and knowledge and to provide the Industry with educational programs that enhance the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction!

CTEF at The International Surface Event

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is an educational institution that offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sale and installation of ceramic tile.

Floor Covering Education Foundation at The International Surface Event

Floor Covering Education Foundation

The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) exists to lead a network of industry and educational partners to support the recruitment of new talent, scholarship their trade education, and place these new artisans into floor covering industry careers.

FCIF at The International Surface Event

Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF)

FCIF  is dedicated to financially assisting those who are or have been affiliated with the floor covering industry who experience illnesses, severe disabilities, or other life-altering hardships. The Foundation ensures that these philanthropic efforts are accomplished with compassion, confidentiality, and preservation of dignity for the individuals concerned. FCIF is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

ICRI at The International Surface Event

International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

ICRI the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, publishes a bimonthly magazine and technical guidelines for concrete repair. Local chapters provide regional networking opportunities. Worldwide membership includes contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection.

IICRC at The International Surface Event

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Las Vegas Market at The International Surface Event

Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is a world-class experience that’s simple, efficient, and exciting for exhibitors, designers and buyers. All in a cross-category shopping environment for gift, home décor and furniture, Las Vegas Market is located on a state-of-the-art campus. Visit Las Vegas and you'll experience quality accommodations and dining, as well as a strong focus on hospitality and amiability from their service team.

Marmomac at The International Surface Event


Held annually at Veronafiere, MARMOMAC is the global showcase of stone materials and machinery. In 2017, more than 1,650 exhibitors from 56 countries attracted over 68,000 trade visitors - including more than 40,500 foreign visitors from 147 countries. MARMOMAC is the ideal place to see the latest stone-related machinery and technologies, to directly source stone for commercial projects, and to view the full spectrum of stone materials available for residential applications. Each year, the show features a number of architectural exhibits and conferences devoted to designing with dimensional stone.

Natural Stone Institute at The International Surface Event

Natural Stone Institute (NSI)

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

NAFCD at The International Surface Event

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)

NAFCD was organized to foster trade and commerce for those having a business, financial or professional interest as wholesale distributors or manufacturers of floor coverings and allied products. As an organization, NAFCD is dedicated to representing its members through involvement and providing quality education through its development programs and conferences. 

NALFA at The International Surface Event

North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)

NALFA is the only trade association dedicated solely to the laminate flooring industry, and therefore, is your source for all things laminate. Visit the NALFA blog often for valuable advice about laminate flooring choices, laminate flooring standards and laminate flooring performance. NALFA is proud to be a member of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC). The FCLC is currently made up of 12 associations – all dedicated to flooring. Its purpose is to identify and develop solutions that lead to the success of the floor covering industry and its professionals.

NICFI at The International Surface Event

National Institute of Certified Floor-covering Inspectors (NICFI)

NICFI is a not-for-profit association of certified, independent floor covering professionals. The NICFI certified floor-covering inspectors are experienced in the inspection and failure analysis of ALL types of flooring!

NTCA at The International Surface Event

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone.  It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

NWFA at The International Surface Event

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

NWFA is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors, and consultants. NWFA's mission is to promote the usage of wood flooring in residential, educational, and commercial environments and provide members with the education and training necessary for success.

NSC at The International Surface Event

Natural Stone Council (NSC)

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to unite a diverse industry of natural stone producers to actively promote the attributes of natural stone in commercial, residential, government, institutional, educational and all types of applications interior and exterior, and to proactively position natural stone as the premier construction material.

Obra Blanca Expo at The International Surface Event

Obra Blanca Expo

A 3 day event to maximize relations and strengthen the contact net between the keyplayers in the construction finishings industry, Obra Blanca Expo answers a growing need to exhibit all types of finishes and provides the best opportunity for professionals to present new products to the marketplace.

Stone Fabricator's Alliance at The International Surface Event

Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)

The Stone Fabricators Alliance, an organization comprised of fabrication and restoration professionals from around the world. Their objective is to provide the resources necessary to enable their members to prosper by improving their quality of fabrication and restoration methods and practices through sharing information, skills, and techniques.

The Buildings Show at The International Surface Event

The Buildings Show

The Buildings Show provides an unforgettable experience as Canada’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the Design, Architecture, Construction, Renovation, and Real Estate sectors. Get ready for some big changes in 2018 as World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and STONEX Canada relocate and grow in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Construct Canada and PM Expo maintain their position and expand in the South Building. The enhanced Show will provide an immersive and unique experience through larger-than-life, dynamic exhibits, thought-provoking educational discussions, and innovative product showcases. including the new Discovery District and live demonstrations areas. Experience a new chapter for The Buildings Show from December 4-6, 2019.

Veronafiere at The International Surface Event

Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company)

Veronafiere is Italy's most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Veronafiere focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomac), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly). Veronafiere conducts or hosts 40 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad.

WFCA at The International Surface Event

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)

The WFCA is the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing specialty floor covering retailers, manufacturers and distributors around the globe. We provide our members and industry partners leadership and resources that will raise the level of professionalism, increase industry profitability, and enhance consumer satisfaction.

Xiamen Stone Fair at The International Surface Event

Xiamen Stone Fair

Founded in 2001, the Xiamen Stone Fair makes full use of the rich stone resource in Fujian Province and Xiamen port advantage, helping the fair to develop rapidly and become the largest professional stone exhibition in the world. The purposes of this fair are to display new products, technology, and equipment, as well as to create business opportunities and improve the communication of the global stone industry in order to promote the development of the industry and increase trading volume.