Jim Gould, President Floor Covering Institute
Current Events Page
March 21, 2011 - Shanghai, China
FCI to introduce International Year of Forests
to the flooring industry in Shanghai

The Floor Covering Institute has been approved by the
United Nations to use the International Year of Forests
2011 Logo and will promote themes central to the year
long celebration for the international floor covering
Read more about the International Year of
Gould's Special Events
March 22-24, 2011 - Shanghai, China

Domotex asia CHINAFLOOR 2011 expected to
set attendance records

The floor covering industry will get a look at advances in
floor covering products and technology in what is
shaping up to be the largest gathering of flooring
manufacturers and buyers the Asia Pacific Region has
ever hosted. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at
DOMOTEX asia CHINAFLOOR  March 22-24, 2011 in
 Read Domotex Asia Set to Floor the World.

For more information or to register please contact
January 25, 2011
Noon to 1 p.m. Las Vegas Nevada

Jim Gould conducts education seminar at

Environmental Laws that Affect Your Flooring
Business -
 Are you ready for the new environmental
laws affecting flooring - did you know all composite
wood products sold in the US will soon have to meet
CARB II standards - are your installers certified to work
in older homes where lead paint is present? Learn about
these and other laws that affect your business.

Read Jim's post about this session on the Surfaces
January 25, 2011
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Las Vegas Nevada
Mandalay Bay Hotel

Jim Gould talks about the global wood
flooring market at the FCIS symposium

The Floor Covering Inspectors Symposium, a  two day
event at Surfaces is designed to give anyone involved
in inspections or managing claims a chance to update
their skills and knowledge.  Organizers are the Textile
Consultants and Lew Migliore of LGM and Associates.  
Jim Gould will address the status of the global wood
flooring industry, how to turn claims into an
opportunity, and how to reduce claims by establishing
ground rules before products are manufactured or
imported.  This symposium is designed for inspectors,
retailers, distributors, manufacturers, specifiers,
architects, and designers.  Symposium attened qualify
for two IICRD CEC credits.
 Learn more and register.
March 21, 2011 - Shanghai, China
Wood Flooring Forum to address "Forces of
Change" in the wood flooring industry

One day before Domotex Asia opens in Shanghai,  the
international Wood Flooring Forum (WFF) will present an
overview of opportunities and obstacles in the wood flooring
industry, addressing legal and environmental issues, market
trends and the ITC investigation. The United Nations’
International Year of Forests 2011 will be introduced to the
flooring industry. The forum is geared towards industry
executives and buyers around the world.

Jim Gould, President of the Floor Covering Institute, and
Strategic Director of the WFF has shortened the formal general
session and added intimate panel discussions to give  
attendees access to experts on global market issues.  . The
sessions will be presented in two tracks one with an Eastern
market focus and the other concentrating on Western markets.

Panelists include representatives from buying and retail groups
such as CCA Global Partners (USA) and PowerDekor and Elegant
Living (China) to discuss marketing through their retail channels;
the World Wildlife Fund, Global Forest Trade Network and the US
Dept of International Trade will address unique laws and
regulations, certifications and customs in major markets. Experts
will address the growing LEED and sustainable building markets;
market data and trends for major wood markets will be
presented. An update on the current ITC investigation in the
USA on antidumping charges against China will be included.

The forum is co-organized by China’s National Forest Products
Industry Association, US based Floor Covering Institute LLC  and
VNU Exhibitions and will be held March 21 at the Kerry Hotel
Pudong, adjacent to the Shanghai New International Expo
Center where Domotex asia CHINAFLOOR  opens the following
day.  For more information or to register please contact
liu@vnuexhibitions.com.cn or Jim Gould

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