With two months left until the show, Surfaces is more than 90 percent sold out. With more than 850 manufacturers signed up, Surfaces is on pace to be ahead of the number of exhibiting companies in the 2003 show, with almost 1,000 companies expected at the 2004 event, according to organizers.

Close to 200 international companies are scheduled to exhibit, many of which are first-time exhibitors. This is a 24 percent increase over the 2003 event. For the first time, countries such as Austria, Egypt, Japan, Korea and the Netherlands will be represented.

Close to 40,000 retailers, manufacturers, distributors, architects, designers, builders and installers are expected to attend Surfaces to see the new product introductions, gain key knowledge at the Conference Program and network with exhibitors and their peers. Surfaces 2004 will take place Jan. 28-30 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. For more information, telephone (800) 547-3477 or (972) 536-6400, or visit www.SurfacesExpo.com.