The International Surface Event (TISE) will launch Surfaces and Design Event China (Surfaces China), a tradeshow that will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from December 11 to 13, 2019.

According to event organiser, Informa, China is currently the largest importer of natural stone blocks, and the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of ceramic tiles.

With favourable government policies, rapid urbanisation, an expanding population and government investment in infrastructure, China’s construction industry is expected to experience more growth. Chinese consumers are also paying more attention to customisation, new materials, eco-friendly products and unique designs.

“China accounts for a significant share of the global construction industry … It is our goal to provide the most professional and effective events possible to help our customers develop new business opportunities. We are excited to be working with our experienced trade show team in China to produce this event for the stone, tile, and floor covering industries,” says Amie Gilmore, CEM, TISE, Informa Markets.

“TISE is a very influential exhibition of floor covering, stone and tiles. China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) is the country’s leading association for metals, minerals, construction materials, chemicals, hardware and rubber products with over 6,000 members. CCCMC will work with Informa China to introduce Surfaces China, and help to connect the industries together. This exhibition will become a key platform where overseas companies can enter into the Chinese market and Chinese companies can explore overseas markets as well. Surfaces China will play a vital role in fostering exchanges between local and overseas companies and promoting the development of foreign trade in the industry,” explains Jiang Hui, vice president, CCCMC.

“With the launch of Surfaces China, Informa’s construction and building portfolio will cover a wider range of products and services for the industry. Surfaces China will not only be an exhibition, but will feature seminars to highlight innovations and trends in floor and wall covering products. The fair aims to maximise the potential collaborations between industry professionals and promote the of development of the construction industry in China,” adds Athena Gong, managing director, Informa GE China.

Surfaces China will be co-located with the World of Concrete Asia, with a total exhibition area of 52,000sqm. For more information, visit