Event Partners

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.

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!

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 Industry Foundation

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.

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.

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.  The Clean Trust

International Woodworking Fair (IWF)

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF), the largest woodworking technology trade show in North America is held every other year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Recognized around the world as the pre-eminent event for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment, supplies and innovative new technology, IWF attracts visitors from every level of the industry and over eighty countries and all 50 states.

MARMOMAC

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

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.

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors

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. 

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.

National Institute of Certified Floor-covering Inspectors

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!

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.

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.

Natural Stone Council

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.

StonEx Canada

STONEX Canada is the first dedicated event and educational program to the stone, terrazzo, ceramic and tile industries in Canada. The Show brings together leading manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, buyers, and building professionals for three days in an exposition and educational presentations.

Stone Fabricators Alliance

The Stone Fabricator's 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.

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 (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly). Veronafiere conducts or hosts 40 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad.

World Floor Covering Association

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

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.