ISFA Revamps Regional Events, Programming

March 5, 2024

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) will host a series of Fabricator Forums in 2024, the first of which will be held April 10-11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. These two-day regional events, formerly known as Industry Roundtables, include expert-led presentations, peer-to-peer discussions and facility tours. Topics include silica safety, fabrication techniques and tooling for porcelain and other sintered materials, using artificial intelligence to tap into growth opportunities, employee engagement and company culture, and other business best practices.

Sponsored by Cosentino, the Charlotte Fabricator Forum kicks off at the company’s showroom. Attendees will tour the facility, which is designed to support, promote and educate trade professionals by combining exhibition areas, workspaces and classrooms for continuing education. The forum’s first day will include four presentations with discussions to follow each.

On the second day, ISFA will take the show on the road for two fabricator shop tours, including The Art of Stone, for a mock OSHA inspection designed to identify common oversights and maintain compliance, and Harkey Tile & Stone, a family-owned company serving the area for more than 80 years.

“In addition to virtual resources, ISFA is committed to serving its membership with robust in-person events,” said Marissa Bankert, executive director. “Based on feedback from members and under the advisement of our board of directors, the topics on the Fabricator Forum agenda are curated to educate attendees and connect them with peers and the resources they need to break down some of the biggest barriers in their businesses.”

ISFA Fabricator Forums are open to all fabricators, including nonmembers, and registration starts at $300. Registration includes all programming and meals listed on the agenda. Additional events with similar formats are planned for June in San Francisco and September in St. Louis.

For more information about the International Surface Fabricators Association, membership and ISFA’s events, visit www.ISFAnow.org.

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