Solid Surface 2003, Annual ISSFA Show, Set for
Las Vegas Solid Surface 2003, the annual trade show and
educational conference sponsored by the International Solid Surface
Fabricators Association (ISSFA), is scheduled to open a three-day
run here in February, show organizers announced.
According to the Henderson, NV-based ISSFA, Solid Surface 2003
will take place Feb. 17 to 19 at the newly opened convention
facility at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The trade show itself will take place Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 in six
pavilions totaling some 160,000 sq. ft. of space within the
convention center, according to ISSFA officials. Show hours on both
days will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Included will be displays of the latest products and services
aimed at solid surface fabricators most of whom have their primary
business ties in the kitchen and bath market. Aside from solid
surface products, exhibits will include engineered stone,
machinery, tools and related offerings, notes the show sponsor.
In addition, a special 48,000-sq.-ft. Fabricator Pavilion a
designated area on the show floor will feature live, hands-on
product demonstrations, says ISSFA.
The Solid Surface 2003 conference program which runs from Feb.
17 through Feb. 19 will include tracks on solid surface fabrication
techniques, topics on engineered stone and sessions on business
management, sales and marketing.
Among them are seminars on topics as diverse as showroom design,
branding your business and “lean” manufacturing.
Special two-day courses at ISSFA’s nearby Training & Education
Center (ITEC) will be offered after the show, on Feb. 20 and Feb.
21. Topics for those courses include How to Manage Shop Employees,
Solid Surface Repair
Techniques and The Business Break-Even Point. Another session
addresses how fabricators can learn to manufacture their own solid
A keynote address scheduled for Monday, Feb. 17 at 10:15 a.m.
will feature former Kitchen & Bath Design News columnist and
NKBA director of education Robert Oxley. He will offer a series of
motivational tips for increasing sales and personal success.
The three-day Solid Surface 2003 gathering will also feature the
following special events:
- Welcome Reception: Sunday, 2/16, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
- General Session: Monday, 2/17, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
- Awards Banquet: Tuesday, 2/18, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Aloha Reception: Wednesday, 2/19, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Additional information about exhibiting and attending Solid
Surface 2003 can be obtained by contacting ISSFA, 975 American
Pacific Drive, Suite 102, Henderson, NV 89014; telephone: (702)