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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.
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!
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.
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.
Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections and Internet cafés are plentiful.
Dial 911 from any phone.
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.
DELTA AIR LINES
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 and the following hotels:
COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION
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.
Delano Las Vegas ........................ WD Walking Distance, No Shuttle Required
Four Seasons ............................... WD Walking Distance, No Shuttle Required
Luxor..............................................WD Walking Distance, No Shuttle Required
Mandalay Bay............................... WD Walking Distance, No Shuttle Required
New York-New York .....................1 Front Entrance
Excalibur........................................1 The Rotunda
Park MGM .....................................No Service
Circuit from TISE to these official hotels: Excalibur | New York - New York | Elara Hilton Grand Vacations | Park MGM.
Shuttles run approximately every 15-20 minutes.
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 www.cmac.net