LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas will be bustling more than usual next week, with several overlapping shows drawing thousands of visitors to the city and making hotel rooms a little harder to get. But it is also offering Las Vegas Market-goers the opportunity to check out how adjacent industries are doing things, and vice-versa.
For example, The International Surface Event (TISE), which is comprised of the Surfaces, StonExpo and TileExpo trade shows, is taking place Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Through a new partnership with International Market Centers, TISE will offer Las Vegas Market attendees free registration to those three shows. Attendees can purchase access to additional programming such as the Women’s Leadership Conference, TISE’s 16 Pulse Seminars, and other events for an additional fee.
TISE attendees, meanwhile, will be able to source the thousands of gift, home décor and furniture brands at World Market Center and take advantage of the more than 40 educational seminars and events taking place this week.
The shows will offer free shuttle service between the two venues from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.
“The synergies between TISE and Las Vegas Market amplify the sourcing experience for all attendees,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “It is a unique opportunity for the design and retail community to consider great design from the floor up.”
Other shows taking place here this week include the International Builders’ Show (IBS), the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the National Hardware Show (NHS), all at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
IBS, KBIS and NHS badges will be accepted as credentials for Las Vegas Market exhibits and programming. Las Vegas Market buyers may register for a discounted rate for IBS, KBIS and NHS through the Design & Construction Week website (designandconstructionweek.com). Las Vegas Market attendees who register with The International Surface Event may use their badges to enter the DCW events at no fee. Free shuttles also will run between the Las Vegas Conventions Center and World Market Center from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.