Pictured (from left) are Chris Grundy and Antonio Ballatore.


The DIY Network's Chris Grundy and HGTV's Antonio Ballatore will be on hand at Surfaces/StonExpo 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Chris Grundy, host of Cool Tools,will be on hand in Tool Alley on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., putting tools to the test and offering assistance on the Tool Alley stage where participating exhibitors will demonstrate their latest tools. Grundy will also be signing autographs in the Stone Fabricator’s Alliance booth #B1032 on Tuesday from 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on Tool Alley, visitwww.stonexpo.com.

Antonio Ballatore, Season Four winner of HGTV’s top-rated reality competition Design Star and host ofThe Antonio Treatment,will share his creative flair and stylistic vision as keynote speaker for the Designer Day luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon – 1 p.m. The luncheon is part of the Designer Day program on Wednesday, January 25. Ballatore will also sign autographs and speak with attendees on the show floor in Bedrosians booth, #B3843 from 1 to 3 p.m.

In addition to the luncheon, Designer Day will feature two educational seminars, Design and Color Trends: 2012-2013 with Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus; and Surfaces Stories – International Trends with Mark Woodman, Mark Woodman Design & Color. Two tours, Speed Trending, led by Victoria Redshaw, and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, led by the hotel's designers the Friedmutter Group, are also included in the Designer Day program. For more information on Designer Day, visitwww.Surfaces.com.