ICE International Countertop Expo


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The International Countertop Expo (ICE) is all about countertops
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ICE International Countertop Expo

  1. 1. The Official Show of the International Surface Fabricators Association 2010 pre-show program February 7-10, 2010 Mandalay bay las Vegas, nV
  2. 2. ICe Pre-show Program ICe Conference advisory Council We think our name says it all. The International Countertop Expo (ICE) is all about countertops Evan Kruger – Council Chairman (and beyond) and the people who have a hand in producing them. Even though ICE is a brand President, Solid Tops Inc. new show, it really is a return to our roots. For example, the emphasis is once again on the Mark Gunther fabricator, and the venue returns to the more intimate atmosphere of a Las Vegas hotel. Partner & CFO, Buddy Rhodes Russ Lee ICE is also about innovation. Here you will have the chance to see, heft and handle the Executive Director, ISFA latest products, tools and support materials in the decorative surfacing category. People and companies from around the globe come to ICE to get current on all that is cutting edge and Gene McDonald President, Refresh Interiors exciting. ICE is where you will meet and greet other people whose insights will help make your company more profitable. Sandy Milroy Director of Membership Services & Events, ISFA But, let’s don’t forget about the fun. We kick it off on Sunday, Feb. 7th, with the Big Game Football Party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. What could be more fun than watching the Super Kirk Olsen Bowl with 400 of your closest friends while eating dogs and quaffing a few brews? The next President, Envision ConcreteCountertops day we get back together for a Networking Luncheon at Mandalay Bay, followed by the Grand Opening of exhibits on the show floor. Jon Olson Operations/Production Manager, Sterling Surfaces The Innovations In Design Competition is a design contest with a wrinkle. A new category – On Site Fabrication – has been added, which allows fabricators to showcase their craftsmanship Bob Paradiso and creativity in real time as they build a vanity top on the show floor. Fabricators are free to mix VP of Sales, Vetrazzo and match any material, just so long as their tops conform to a pre-determined size. Dave Paxton Partner, Paxton Countertops The conference program has been engineered by a blue-ribbon panel of industry pros to provide Bryan Stannard you with the most comprehensive educational experience ever. Whether you are interested National Account Manager, ITW Plexus in solid surface, natural stone, concrete, quartz, laminate, glass, paper-based products, the Green Movement or more, ICE has a session built and ready for you. Be sure to check out the favorable pricing packages for companies bringing three or more employees. This is one event where you should plan to arrive early and stay late. A case in point is the ICE Dream Sweeps Giveaway, in which attendees will have a chance at winning all expense paid trips to exotic locations, as well as valuable materials, tools and supplies. The Giveaway happens at 1pm on the final day of the Expo on the show floor. And your chances for winning go way up the more you visit the exhibits during the three days of the show. ICE is your industry show. I can’t wait to see you there. Sincerely, Russ Lee ISFA Executive Director who Abrasives Equipment Hand Tools Accessories Fabrication Consumables Kitchen & Bath Products Adhesives Diamond Tooling Laminate Associations/Government Distributor Machinery Bamboo Dust Collection Systems Marble Cleaners/Polishes Countertop Edge Components Material Handling Computer Glass Natural Stone is exhibiting? Concrete Consulting Services Granite Green Paper-Based Porcelain
  3. 3. conference schedule Monday, February 8 8:30 - 9:15 am Advanced Selling Skills Bonding Dissimilar Surfaces Paper Based Products Shop Layout/Installation Trucks 9:30 – 10:15 am What Do You Mean by Green? Turning Scrap Into Dollars Setting up a Concrete Shop sunday, February 7 Another Look at Laminates: 4:00 PM The Big Game Football Party The Journey from Everyman to Gotta Have Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10:30 – 11:30 am Marketing to Architects & Designers Monday, February 8 Pricing Strategies 9:00 AM – 11: 30 AM Conferences Advanced Solid Surface Fabrication Advanced Quartz Fabrication 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Networking Luncheon 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening On Site Vanity Fabrication Competition Shop Tour Videos in ISFA Booth Tuesday, February 9 8:30 – 9:15 am Emerging Products – Session 1 Installation Techniques – Avoiding the Pitfalls How to Run a Countertop Shop Tuesday, February 9 Setting up a Successful Stone Shop - 8:30 AM – 10: 45 AM Conferences Hope is not a Business Plan ™ 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM On Site Vanity Fabrication Competition 9:45 -10:45 am Emerging Products – Session 2 Shop Tour Videos in ISFA Booth Making Money as a Green Fabricator ISFA General Session Industry Panel Discussion Using the Internet as a Marketing Tool Wednesday, February 10 8:30 AM – 10:45 AM Conferences Wednesday, February 10 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open 8:30 – 9:30 am Beyond Countertops – Don’t Leave 1 PM – 2 PM On Site Vanity Fabrication Competition Money on the Table Glass Countertops, Shop Tour Videos in ISFA Booth Backsplashes & Accessories Innovation In Design Competition Marketing on a Budget Awards/DreamSweeps Drawing European Design: The WOW Factor 9:45 – 10:45 am How To Reach Specifiers – An Architect Tells All Concrete Sealers Laminate Fabrication Solid Surface: A Designer’s Dream Advanced Selling Skills for Today’s Fabricator Power Tools Solid Surface Publications Stainless Steel Quartz Surface Supplies Recycled Glass Tile Recycling Systems Tooling Shower/Tub Surrounds Turn Key Systems Sinks Water Recycling Systems Soapstone Wood Software/Services
  4. 4. International Countertop Expo Attendee registration form. Pre-registration is open until January 5, 2010. All registrations after January 5, 2010 must be made onsite. Cancelation Policy: If written notice is received by January 5, 2010, the registration fee will be refunded, less 25% administrative fee. After January 5, 2010, all cancellations are non-refundable. Attendee Information Attendee Profile Company Name: ____________________________________________ Job Function (Check all that apply): Business Address: __________________________________________ ¨ Architect ¨ CEO/President/Owner City: __________________ State/Prov.: ______ Postal Code: ________ ¨ Fabricator Country: _______ Phone: (____) ____ - _____ Fax: (____) ____ - _____ ¨ Kitchen/Bath Designer ¨ Marketing/Sales Manager Email: _____________________ Web Site: _______________________ ¨ Production/Sales Manager ¨ Purchasing Manager Full Name (appears on badge): ________________________________ ¨ Specifier ¨ Wood Worker/Cabinet Maker Priority Code (if applicable): ___________________________________ ¨ Other Number of Employees: Conference Types (please check one): ¨ 01-05 Three-Day Conference ¨ 06-25 Includes 3 Days of Educational Sessions & 3 Days of Exhibits ¨ 25-50 ¨ ISFA Member: $175.00/$225.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ 51-75 ¨ Non-Members: $275.00/$325.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ Over 75 ¨ Buy two, get one free! Purchasing Role: Complete the registration form for each of the attendees(must be from the same company), and register all attendees at the same time. ¨ Final Decision Maker ¨ Approve Two -Day Conference ¨ Recommend Includes 2 Days of Educational Sessions & 3 Days of Exhibits ¨ Specify ¨ ISFA Member: $125.00/$175.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ No Role ¨ Non-Members: $200.00/$250.00 after January 5, 2010 Company Revenue One-Day Conference Includes 1 Day of Educational Sessions & 3 Days of Exhibits ¨ Under $750,000.00 ¨ ISFA Member: $95.00/$145.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ $750,000.00 - $2 Million ¨ Non-Member: $145.00/$195.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ $2 - $5 Million ¨ Over $5 Million Exhibit Hall Only Includes 3 Days of Exhibits ¨ ISFA Member $25.00/$35.00 after January 5, 2010 Primary Business Activity ¨ Non-Member $35.00/$45.00 after January 5, 2010 ¨ Architect/Interior Designer ¨ Builder/Remodeler Method of Payment: ¨ Concrete Countertop Manufacturer ¨Visa ¨Amex ¨MasterCard ¨Discover ¨Check ¨ Distributor – Sheet Goods ¨ Engineered Stone Fabricator Kitchen & Bath Dealer / Designer Name on Credit Card: ____________________________________ ¨ ¨ Large Machinery Manufacturer Credit Card Number: ________-________-________-________ ¨ Manufacturer - Sheet Goods ¨ Solid Surface Fabricator Expiration Date: ______ /_______ CSV/Security #: ___________ ¨ Stone/Granite Fabricator ¨ Other Fabricator ________________ ¨ Tools & Equipment Manufacturer E-Mail form to, or Fax to 801-341-7361 or mail to ISFA Trade Show Registration, P.O. Box 179, Lehi, UT 84043. If you have any questions, call ISFA toll free at 877-464-7732