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PULSE Seminars

Have your finger on the PULSE of what is hot, forthcoming, and future-casted for the upcoming year and beyond in the PULSE Seminars at TISE. Each seminar is approximately 45 minutes in length with Q&A to follow and are conveniently scheduled to allow for exhibit hall discovery!

Monday, January 27, 2025  |  1pm - 5pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2025  |  8am - 2pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2025  |  8am - 2pm

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Tuesday | 1:00pm

Navigating An Unpredictable Workforce: Building A Team That Will Work... Across Generations

Tuesday | 2:00pm

Design Trend & Installation Techniques for Every Industry Pro

Tuesday | 3:00pm

Product Categories Update

Tuesday | 4:00pm

Leverage AI to Grow Your Business

Wednesday | 8:00am

Flip Your Org Chart Upside Down

Wednesday | 9:00am

Dealing with Difficult Clients

Wednesday | 10:00am

We Are the Answer: Group Solutions to Industry Issues

Wednesday | 11:00am

Systemology: Processes and Procedures

Wednesday | 12:00pm

The Floor Covering Journey: Consumer Purchase Report

Wednesday | 1:00pm

Bold, Fearless Color

Thursday | 8:00am

Finessing the Sales Process from Lead to Close

Thursday | 9:00am

Choose Your Own Adventure

Thursday | 10:00am

Getting Paid

Thursday | 11:00am

The Kitchen and Bath Trends Influencing The Floors

Thursday | 12:00pm

Re-igniting Your Marketing Engine

Thursday | 1:00pm

Leadership by the Letter

Favorite Finds Tours

The team from The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo 2024 is excited to present our second edition of the Favorite Finds Tours at TISE. Plan on an exciting, targeted discovery of products and learning in the exhibit hall led by industry leaders who will scour the show floor for their picks of the newest and most unique products. These specialty tours cover the hottest topics, the trends, color, installation, most-unique and industrial experiences, and more. Each tour has limited capacity so register early to secure your selection; Booked on a first come, first served basis. Please note: walking required, headsets included.

What's That Stone Geo Tour


Stone & Wine Pairing Tour


Insta-Photo Worthy Product Tour


Made in the USA Product Tour


Kitchen & Bath Product Tour


Healthy Products Tour


Commercial Product Tour


Color Product Tour



Trend Product Tour


Tool Tour


Industry Icon Tour


Luxury Product Tour


Special Programs

TISE works hard each year to craft and develop special programs that help connect the specialty groups of attendees with the products, resources, and connections they need for their business. Review the programs below and select Read More to review the full program description and schedule.

Natural Stone Design:ED A + D Program

Carefully curated natural stone program for architects and designers. Architectural Record, StonExpo and the Natural Stone Institute invite you to register for this artfully developed program.

First Timers Reception

New attendees get connected with industry leaders at this special happy hour experience.

Women's Leadership Conf.

Build your industry network in this special program designed to expand your knowledge and connections. Open to both women and men in the industry, this half day program is crafted to encourage leadership, learning, and connection, and concludes with a reception for the entire group.

Stone Fabricator's Alliance Roundtable

From the Stone Fabricator's Alliance

Certifications & Trainings

TISE works in conjunction with major industry associations to provide certifications and trainings tailored for many industry career segments. Review the options below and select Read More for the full description and schedule.

CTI Tile Certification

Certification program from the National Tile Contractors Association.

CFI Certification

Certification program from the International Certified Floorcovering Installer Association.


Certification from the North American Laminate Floor Association.

NWFA Certified Sales Advisor

Certification from the National Wood Flooring Association

NSI Silica & Slab Safety Certificate Live Certification

Certification from the Natural Stone Institute.

Exhibit Hall Education Opportunities

Meant to build on your expertise in the industry, the following education and demo offerings are available across the exhibit hall and are complimentary with your exhibits pass.

TISE Demo Stage

Live product demonstrations covering all aspects of the industry.

Event Theatres

SURFACES, StonExpo, and TileExpo events each offer an exhibit hall theatre with tailored content geared toward that segment of the industry.

Natural Stone Theatre

Natural stone content and discussions from the Natural Stone Institute.

SFA Cage Stone Fabrication Demos

Live action stone cutting and fabrication demos.

Podcast Studio

Gain industry insights from podcasters from all corners of the industry.