LAS VEGAS – There’s still time to take advantage of pre-show sign-up for the educational program at The International Surface Event (TISE) here next week.

cut schedClick to see full TISE lineupMore than 90 educational offerings including traditional classroom format sessions, show-floor demos and walk-and-talk tours are available to attendees for TISE on Jan 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Topics are designed specifically for floor covering, stone and tile industry professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and level of expertise in their field.  Education tracks include Architect/Designer, Builder/Remodeler, Care/Maintenance/Restoration, Distributor; Fabricator, Installer and Retailer/Dealer.

All education sessions and bonus education offerings require pre-registration. Classes are filling up, but space is still available for most sessions during TISE.
“Education is imperative to growing a profitable business in today’s market. Our education program is designed to accommodate all levels of understanding from emerging professional to industry expert,” said Jennifer Hughes, CMP, TISE Conference Manager.   “The sessions identify key issues facing the industry with a focus on helping to improve production, performance and the bottom line.  

“Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran TISE attendee, our research from past events shows participation in at least one educational offering adds tremendous value to the overall trade show experience.”

As a result of the positive response from attendees participating in certification programs at previous events, a few new certification programs will be offered at TISE 2015.  

The International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL) Carpet and Resilient Certification will be performed along with a demonstration of the INSTALL/NWFA Wood Certification on the show floor, on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) will be offering the Sales Counselor Certification on Tuesday, January 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Additional certifications will be offered by ACT, CFI, CTI, ICRI, NALFA and NFIC.

All education sessions and bonus education offerings require pre-registration. Online registration is available 24/7 here.

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