Las Vegas Some 3,500 attendees were on hand for Solid Surface 2004, the International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA) trade show and conference held here.
Solid Surface 2004 owned by Kitchen & Bath Design News'
parent company, Cygnus Business Media
took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 4-6.
Supported by K&BDN and sister publications SolidSurface and Wood Digest, as well as by ISSFA, the show gave fabricators and design professionals a chance to view some of the latest products from 140 exhibiting firms occupying more than 41,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. The show educational and networking opportunities.
Acquired by Cygnus Business Media from ISSFA in 2003, the show continues to grow in stature, according to Robert Oxley, executive v.p. of ISSFA. "The transition from ISSFA to the show management at Cygnus was excellent. Tom Pellet [of Cygnus Expositions] and his team [made sure] to retain the old flavor and still be new and improved," he said.
He cited a marked increase in color as a key trend seen at the show, and added: "In the past, emphasis was on the product what you do with it, mold it, bend it, router it. This year, the focus was on the design possibilities rather than how to fabricate."