140 Under 40 Luncheon Provides Unique Networking Opportunity for Emerging Professionals to Learn from Industry Mentors

surfaces east August 28, 2014 (Dallas, TX) Emerging professionals attending The International Surface Event East (TISE East), will not want to miss the unique opportunity to attend the 140 Under 40 Luncheon, featuring insight from a diverse group of leaders in the floor covering, stone and tile industries. The event will be held on Monday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. during the launch of TISE East, October 19-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Open to young professionals under 40 years of age, 140 Under 40 participants will have the chance to interact with their peers and learn from successful industry experts who have volunteered their time to serve as mentors.

Mentors participating in the event include Lisbeth Calandrino, Associate Publisher, Fabulous Floors; Mallory Cruise, Assistant Managing Editor, Floor Covering Weekly; Scott Humphrey, CEO, World Floor Covering Association; Mike Micalizzi, Senior Director of Technical Services, Custom Building Products; Lew Migliore, President, LGM and Associates; Christopher Ramey, President, The Home Trust International; Betty Sullivan, President, Architectural Ceramics and Dana Teague, Vice President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions Inc.

Hanley Wood Exhibitions reports that the number of young professionals attending The International Surface Event has steadily grown over the past several years. In 2014, this audience segment represented about 30% of the event’s overall attendance. “Providing emerging professionals with increased learning and networking offerings will continue to be a strategic area of focus at future events,” said Amie Gilmore, Director, The International Surface Event. “Investing in professional and personal development for individuals that will one day become future leaders of our industry is a responsibility we all share.”

To register for the 140 Under 40 Networking Event and take advantage of early registration rates extended through September 5, visit TISEeast.com.

To take advantage of discounted hotel rates at TISE East which include complimentary shuttle service to and from the show, visit TISEeast.com/travel.


Lisbeth Calandrino is Associate Publisher and Director of Social Media for Fabulous Floors Magazine. For the past 20 years she has been a business consultant and customer retention specialist. To speak with her about your business, you can reach her at Lcalandrino@nycap.rr.com.,http://lisbethcalandrino.com/ .