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What happens in Vegas (at TISE), Stays with You To Grow Your Business and Career

Attending the TISE event will make a lasting, positive impact on your business and your career. The TISE team works to provide the most cost-effective and secure solutions to make traveling to the event and getting around Las Vegas as simple as possible including providing venue information and maps, parking & shuttle options, travel discounts, and more.

The Las Vegas Destination

The International Surface Event is proud to welcome you to Las Vegas for this years show!

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

As the 5th largest convention facility in the US, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is the annual location of choice for The International Surface Event.

Travel & Getting Around

TISE makes getting around the event cost-effective and simple with negotiated discounts and complimentary shuttles.

International Travelers

For international attendees and exhibitors, this section features your Letter of Invitation, VISA application form, and links to locate your U.S. Embassy.

TISE Official Hotel Blocks

The Official Hotel block organized by The International Surface Event in partnership with onPeak is the most secure way to book your hotel for the event.

Special Offers & Discounts

Check out offers for local transportaion

Travel & Venue FAQ

Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle system providing service between the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and the new pickup location outside the entrance to the Bayside Lobby E/F or outside of the Shark Reef Entrance.


For hotel shuttle information or ADA transportation please call 1-702-218-6006. Please note that this phone number is active during shuttle times and 30 minutes prior and post scheduled times. Please request ADA service at least 30 minutes in advance of desired pick up time. Accessible equipment is available during scheduled shuttle hours.

Circuit from TISE to these official hotels: Ceasars Palace, Horseshoe Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino, and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Shuttles run approximately every 15-20 minutes.

  • Wednesday, January 24.. 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, January 24.. 3:00pm - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 25.. 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Thursday, January 25.. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 26.. 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Friday, January 26.. 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Shuttle managed by www.cmac.

NOTE: Due to the close proximity to the MBCC, service is not provided for: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Delano | Luxor

Hotel Shuttle Information or ADA Transportation:
Please call 1-877-288-2605. Accessible equipment is available during scheduled shuttle hours. Please request ADA service at least 20 minutes in advance of the desired pick up time.

Shuttle managed by

Industry professionals from more than 78 countries around the world will be joining us for this year's event. Plus, exhibitors from more than 30 countries will be showcasing the latest innovations. It's truly a global view of the floor covering, stone and tile industries!

Event Basics

Sessions at The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo are conducted in English.

Our event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV USA.

Prior to traveling to Las Vegas for the event, you may wish to check the Las Vegas 10-day weather forecast.

Exchange Rate 
Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to U.S. dollars.

Tipping in the United States is customary. A 15% to 20% tip is usually expected in restaurants, taxis, and for any other services you receive.

Become familiar with American etiquette for private, public, and business interactions.

Las Vegas is located in the Pacific Time Zone.

Typically, in the United States, Voltage 120, frequency 60 Hz. The two type of adapters you may be required to use: two flat blades or two flat blades with a round grounding pin.

  • Telephone
  • U.S. country code: +1
  • Las Vegas area code: (702)
  • U.S. telephone numbers have ten digits total, which includes the area code and a seven digit phone number (e.g.,702.555.1234)
  • To make a call, dial 1 + area code + seven-digit number
  • To call internationally from Las Vegas, dial "011" + country code + area code + number

Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections and Internet cafés are plentiful.

Dial 911 from any phone.

Business Hours
Standard business hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Attire at The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Also, you may wish to wear comfortable shoes, as walking distances in Las Vegas can be long.

Las Vegas City Highlights
Las Vegas is a city rich in culture and cuisine that welcomes visitors from around the world. Spend some time before or after The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo exploring this exciting destination city. Consult the Convention & Visitors Bureau for ideas and resources.

If you have specific questions in the meantime, please contact us.

The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. Recent changes to the visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on U.S. visa policies and procedures, visit the U.S. Department of State Website.

VISA Invitation Letters
You must register to attend The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo in order to receive an official VISA invitation letter which will become available on the confirmation webpage at registration completion. We are no longer providing individually-customized letters of invitation for the purpose of applying for Visas. However, once you have booked your exhibit space and registered as an exhibitor, your emailed registration confirmation will serve the same purpose as a letter of invitation and can be used in your Visa application process. The TISE registration confirmation email will include your individual and company information as well as demonstrate the purpose of your trip. Note that you may still opt to request the traditional letter of invitation through the registration system, but it will no longer contain personal information as it has in the past. It will be a generic letter stating that you are registered to exhibit at TISE -- which is the same information that will be provided within your registration confirmation email. 

Please make your hotel and travel arrangements by visiting the The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo's Official Housing Provider page. If you have further questions, please contact the event registration

VISA Waiver Program
The VISA Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for a maximium of 90 days without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. In addition, travelers must meet all requirements listed on the VISA Waver Program website.

VWP travelers must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at the U.S. post of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa. To obtain a complete list of exempt countries and learn more, visit the Visa Waiver Program website.

The Official Hotel block organized by The International Surface Event in partnership with onPeak is the most secure way to book your hotel for the event. There are many scam groups who will pretend to be a vendor of the event -- only onPeak is the Official Vendor of the event. Take advantage of the special pricing, hotel offerings, and benefits that TISE has organized on your behalf when you book in the TISE Official Hotel block. Visit the Official Hotel page for more information.

No matter how you travel, find travel discounts to make your trip affordable and resources to help you navigate Las Vegas with ease. Browse the tabs below for the latest information and discounts on your preferred method of travel.

Air Discounts


  • 10% discount on eligible fares. To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the search panel.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.
  • Discount Code:  E26RB4U1


  • Please visit to take advantage of the 7% off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares). Any change or cancellation after ticketing is subject to a service charge. All fare rules and additional blackout date of the fare apply. All tickets must be issued online or by calling the Alaska Airlines Group desk; however, a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply.
  • Benefits: Extended travel window, allowing travel up to three days before and three days after the incentive event. Flexibility to choose flight times based on personal convenience No minimum stay requirement
  • To use your discount code, go online to and input the discount code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters.
  • Discount Code:  ECMZ951


  • Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer airfares for your event travel. Refer to your Meeting Code (NMSJU) to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing is available via or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please take note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.
  • When booking online, select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code (NMQZF) in the box provided.
  • Discounts valid on Delta and applicable Delta Codeshare flights from 2-10% off depending on the booking class. Discounts valid on International Delta and Delta Codeshare flights 0-10% off depending on booking class. 
  • Discount Code:  NMUN5


  • United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for travel. 
  • Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts at
  • Click on All Search Options, Promotions and Certificates and enter Offer Code: ZFTZ466919 Or call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code: ZFTZ and Agreement Code: 466919
  • Discount Code:  ZFTZ466919

Car Discounts

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 1-855-266-9565
  • 10% discount at airport locations
  • 5% discount at neighborhood locations
  • No additional driver fees
  • No under 25 years of age fees
  • Discount Code: L540097
    Hertz, 1-800-654-2240, 1-405-749-4434
  • To reserve special meeting rates, please include your CV# when making reservations. At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.
  • Discount Code: 02YR0033