TISE 2021


When: June 16-18, 2021
Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Booth 4713

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We look forward to seeing our members and industry friends at StonExpo/Marmomac at TISE.  Below is a list of planned activities.

TISE Schedule


Tuesday, June 15


Natural Stone Institute Board Meeting
By invitation only.


Wednesday, June 16


Natural Stone Sustainability Standard
Learn why natural stone quarriers, fabricators, and distributors should certify to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard. Get a high level overview of the process including document review, on-site audit, and the resources available for companies to complete each step.

Demo Stage


Increase Quality and Reduce Liability in Your Projects
Gain perspectives from influential industry associations and the contractors who specify their credentials. How does your go-to contractor compare? Join us as we discuss metrics for the quality installation of building materials with the Natural Stone Institute, National Tile Contractors Association, and National Wood Flooring Association. Get tips for selecting qualified companies for your projects. Come away with a plan to raise the bar for quality installations on your projects.

TISE Live Stage


Advocating for Natural Stone and Global Initiatives in North America
Join Natural Stone Institute board members Duane Naquin, Katie Jensen and CEO Jim Hieb as they discuss the North American marketplace and several key initiatives important to the global stone community: sustainability, creation of a uniform international natural stone standard through the International Standards Organization (ISO), and reaching architects and designers.  This session will expand your knowledge about industry initiatives led by the Natural Stone Institute and how you can get involved.

TISE Live Stage


Natural Stone Standards at Your Fingertips
Over 300 of the Natural Stone Institute’s technical documents are available online and free of charge in the Natural Stone Resource Library. Join us as we explain how to use this resource. Learn how stone industry professionals and the design community can use this tool to inform both commercial and residential customers of installation standards for natural stone.

Demo Stage

3:00pm Awards Presentation
Join us in booth 4713 to celebrate our 2020 Pinnacle Award and Industry Recognition Award recipients.
Booth 4713

Thursday, June 17


Quarry Discussion Group
Join the Natural Stone Institute’s North American Quarry Advocacy Group to discuss challenges facing quarriers.  Use this town hall style discussion to develop solutions and review resources that will help you tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Demo Stage


Where’s Waldo?: Finding and Retaining Employees
Finding a quality employee can sometimes feel like playing a game of Where’s Waldo.  Join us as for an interactive discussion on finding and retaining employees. During this session, we will share tips and tricks for finding your next superstar.  Leave this session with new tools for finding and training the employee of the future.

TISE Live Stage


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