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Cersaie Digital Prepares to Launch

SASSUOLO, ITALY -- Cersaie Digital, a virtual platform that will be live from September 20 to October 8, is the stand-out new feature of this 38th edition of the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. Exhibitors present at the in-person exhibition will also be participating in the online event, which is intended to complement, rather than substitute the physical show. In particular, Cersaie Digital will fully exploit the potential of information technology, dematerialization of information and events, and the global reach of the internet to consolidate the role, standing and prestige of Cersaie.

Cersaie Digital will be a new digital platform in Italian and English, where the many visitors who want to make the most of their time at Cersaie, as well as professionals who are unable to visit the exhibition in person, can all meet and do business. The preview of the in-person show provided by the platform will enable visitors to plan their days at the exhibition and request meetings with exhibitors based on their availability.

The business-matching algorithm will give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to find new business partners. Visitors can also consult 3D maps of the exhibition halls and zoom in on individual stands to view exhibitors’ logos.

The Congress Center section will present the events planned for Cersaie, some of which will be streamed.

During the three weeks the platform is online, visitors will be able to get an overview of market trends and gain unique insights into the world of architecture, as well as expressing their preferences and submitting enquiries. They will also have more time to visit the many exhibiting companies that have confirmed their participation.

Along with a preview of the products and collections showcased by leading international companies, for the world of contract design, visitors will also be able to continue exploring the new products proposed by manufacturers of ceramic tiles, bathroom furnishings and surface materials, and consolidate business relations with Cersaie exhibitors, even after the in-person exhibition has ended.

To gain free access to Cersaie Digital from September 20 to October 8, register via the online ticket office using the same credentials as the entrance ticket.

Total Solutions Plus Announces Highlights for 2021

GLEN ELLYN, IL -- Total Solutions Plus (TSP) is excited to bring the ceramic tile industry back together to network and learn from each other, in person. Total Solutions Plus is brought to you by Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA).

Total Solutions Plus 2021, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, will be held from October 24 to 26, 2021, in the river front city of Jacksonville, FL. Sponsorship opportunities, tabletop registration and attendee registration are currently open and available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in pre-conference industry committee meetings, two keynote speakers and several educational business and technical breakouts. Plus, the tabletop exhibits will feature added hours in 2021.

Plenty of time will be set aside to reconnect with industry partners in person during nightly receptions, breakfasts, awards luncheons and the closing theme party, “Margaritaville -- Changes in Attitude.”

By becoming a sponsor, you will be helping educate the industry, gain valuable exposure for your organization and demonstrate your commitment to the industry. Various levels of sponsorship are still available.

On Monday, October 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the tabletops will be open. Exhibiting at the tabletops is your ticket to increasing your business sales and services. Don’t pass up this opportunity to showcase your latest products, network with attendees and conduct business.

TSP is thrilled to be in sunny Florida in 2021. Visit Jacksonville offers a free passport for convention attendees. It’s never been easier to tap into exclusive savings and discounts, which allow you to get the most out of the city while you’re here.

Attendee safety and wellbeing is a top priority to the organizers of TSP. TSP will adhere to the guidelines and restrictions set forth by the State of Florida, Duval County, the city of Jacksonville, and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville at the time of the conference. By registering, attendees agree to abide by these guidelines and any restrictions. For further information, please refer to the CDC website.

Registration for the event can be completed online at http://www.ctdahome.org/tsp.

For more information about Total Solutions Plus, visit www.ctdahome.org/tsp or call (630) 545-9415.

Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2021

MIAMI, FL -- The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) recently announced the call for entry for the monumental 20th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project.

Sponsored by Endesa, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), and Port Valencia, the Tile of Spain Awards have forged a prestigious reputation, promoting the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects worldwide.

For the 2021 installment of the Awards, the jury will be chaired by architect Carlos Ferrater, who also led the jury during the first edition of the awards in 2001. Carlos Ferrater is a founding partner of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) and Professor of Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, with a long history backed by numerous awards and distinctions.

The Tile of Spain Awards have a prize fund of €35,000 ($41,220.11) shared between three categories. The two main categories, architecture and interior design, each have cash prizes of €15,000 ($17,665.76). The Final Degree Project award has a cash prize of €5,000 ($5,888,58). The panel of judges is also entitled to give two special mentions in each category.

Entries from Spain and abroad are being accepted now through October 28, 2021. Visit www.tileofspainawards.com to enter the contest or learn more about the Tile of Spain Awards.

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