MIA+BSI and Stone World Announce Stone Industry Education Series


MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute
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Oberlin, OH, and Chestertown, NY, December 13, 2016 —MIA+BSI and Stone World magazine are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Stone Industry Education Series. In 2017, Stone Summits will be held in ten cities across the United States.

In 2016, the Stone Industry Education Series educated a total of 335 fabricators from 195 companies. Eric Tryon (Premier Surfaces), who joined the team of Stone Summit facilitators in 2016, commented: “I’m pleased to see the momentum that seems to be building in the industry to raise the bar on performance. I’m blown away on the amount of people that continue to follow up with me months after an event with specific questions.”

The ten Stone Summits scheduled for 2017 will be facilitated by a team of experienced industry leaders, including GK Naquin (Stone Interiors), Tony Malisani (Malisani, Inc.), Eric Tryon, and Marco Duran (Atlas Marble and Granite). Attendees will learn how to create a plan to diversify sales, find and retain top talent, and avoid common OSHA safety violations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on technical standards, business management, and marketing.

The 2017 Stone Industry Education Series is as follows:

  • February 15: Tempe, Arizona (Arizona Tile)
  • March 9: Houston, Texas (M S International)
  • April 27: Memphis, Tennessee (Pacific Shore Stones)
  • May 11: Chicago, Illinois (Universal Granite & Marble)
  • June 1: Jessup, Maryland (M S International)
  • June 22: Livermore, California (Arizona Tile)
  • July 20: Norwood, Massachusetts (M S International)
  • September 14: Aurora, Colorado (M S International)
  • October 5: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Pacific Shore Stones)
  • November 2: Austell, Georgia (M S International)

 Participants who register before February 1, 2017 will receive 20% off their registration. For more information, please visit www.stoneindustryeducation.com.



MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org


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