Educational Seminar Program Focuses on Tile and Stone Game Changers, Influencers, Trends and Market Updates at STONEX Canada

Toronto, ON, April 20, 2017 –  STONEX Canada, with the support of the Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) in a strategic partnership, has developed a strong educational seminar program to address the technical updates, market trends, game changes and influences in the marble, terrazzo, ceramic and tile industries.

The conference was developed to address the topics of interest to architects, designers, fabricators, contractors and installers as new formats and materials have led to challenges during installations and customer preferences have driven new applications and increase demand for higher value and quality materials.

“The educational program content responds to the needs of professionals for relevant and up-to-date information for application and installation in both residential and non-residential uses of marble, terrazzo, ceramic and tile”, said Violeta Ivanescu, Operations Manager, TTMAC. “STONEX Canadaspeakers will discuss the technical specifications and LEED accreditation advantages of specific materials used in large and small scale projects.”

STONEX Canada is pleased to have Bill Wright from Stone Tile International moderating   ‘Stone Roundtable: Game Changers Influencing the Market and Large Format Tile Roundtable: Innovation Driving the Market’ along with panelists such as Martin Davidson, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects; Michael Picco, President, Picco Engineering; Glen Pestrin, Chief Executive Officer, York Marble, Tile and Terrazzo; Karl Hanley, Technical Specialist, Centura Tile; Dale Kempster, Technical Director, Schluter Systems (Canada); and Sherri Wildman, District Architectural Manager, Ardex LP.

“The roundtables are a focal point of the conference”, said Nasser Deeb, Show Director. “The panelists will address the recent changes to new product formats, new applications of materials, and regulations governing the industry.”

About STONEX Canada

STONEX Canada is the first dedicated trade show of its kind in Canada that will serve the marble, terrazzo, tile and ceramic industry along with the design, construction and real estate operations communities at large. STONEX Canada and TTMAC have joined forces to meet the demands of these emergent industries to focus exclusively on the technology and innovation in an exposition, a series of live demonstrations and an educational forum that will include products and services such as: stone, tile, ceramic,

equipment & machinery, furniture, kitchen & bath, roofing, adhesives & sealants, and cleaning & restoration. It will offer several lucrative opportunities for businesses to grow their client base, network and develop new relationships in a dynamic environment. For more information, simply visit

About Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada

Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) was established in 1944. It provides support to its thousands of members from coast to coast through symposiums and events. TTMAC is mandated to develop methods of standardization for terrazzo, tile and marble; to provide specifications and technical resource to the industry; and to liaise with architects, specifiers, designers, engineers and the building industry. For more information, visit