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Dave's Articles, Pictorials, and Press Releases 2002


Press Release : Exhibitor Applications for Stonetech 2003 in Beijing Now Available.

International Tile and Stone Show Review & Pictorial : Held Oct. 24 - 27, 2002 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Press Release : Floor Coverings 2002 in Beijing Exhibitor Apps Now Online.

Dave's pictorial from Floor Coverings 2002 in Beijing : Held Sept. 25 - 28, 2002 at the China International Exhibition Center, including shots of the Everyglory/Spreen booth.

Press Release : Dave Spreen Enterprises Partners with Alliance Trading.

Dave's pictorial from Surfaces 2002 : Held Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2002 in Las Vegas, including the Floor Covering Installation Contest press conference and Smokin' Joe Frazier signing autographs.

FLOORS in Africa Magazine Celebrates 150th Issue : Reprint of founder Schalk Burger's article celebrating the150th issue of FLOORS in Africa magazine after introduction by American correspondent, Dave Spreen.



Press Release: Exhibitor Apps for Stonetech 2003 in Beijing Now Available

Oct. 29, 2002 (Kneeland, CA) - Exhibitor registration applications for Stonetech 2003, to be held March 12-15, 2003 in Beijing, are now available. Over the last nine years, Stonetech (show venue alternated between Beijing and Shanghai annually) has become the most successful event of its type in the region and widely recognized as a leading international exhibition showcasing the latest technology and stone products from around the world.

Stonetech 2003 in Beijing is expected to attract over 15,000 qualified buyers and more than 400 exhibitors from around the world. Sponsored by the China Building Materials Industry Association and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Stonetech 2002 occupied a total exhibiting space of 16,000 square meters.

China's stone industry experienced a rapid growth during the last 20 years. In 2001, more than 100 million square meters of stone was used in China, which made China the largest stone consuming country followed by Italy and Germany. China's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), "most favored nation" status, commitment to reducing tariffs and removal of non-tariff barriers to international trade are facilitating the growth in both import and export markets. In addition, the decision to hold the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has created a wave of enthusiasm in China's economic and industrial environment.

Exhibits at Stonetech cover the full range of the stone industry - tiles, slabs, blocks and technology related to stone from quarrying and processing to services. Attendance is free to the trade. The show manager, CIEC Exhibition Company, offers more information on the Internet at http://stone.ciec-exhibition.com.cn. The exhibitor registration deadline for Stonetech 2003 is January 31, 2003. Contact US agent Dave Spreen by phone 707-445-2244 or email mail@davespreen.com for more details.

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Press Release: Floor Coverings 2002 in Beijing Exhibitor Apps Now Online

July 9, 2002 (Kneeland, CA) - Exhibitor registration applications for the Floor Coverings 2002 exhibition in China are now available online the US agent's recently updated website for the show at http://www.davespreen.com/china/fc2002. This third annual China International Floor Coverings and Carpet Fair will be held September 25-28, 2002 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.

Floor Coverings 2001 in Beijing drew 131 exhibitors from China, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United States and other countries. Attendance by overseas visitors was up over 20% from last year and the exhibiting area more than doubled to accommodate an increase of 49 new exhibitors, 44 of which were from overseas.

Show sponsors include the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China International Exhibition Corporation, Chinese Flooring Committee of the China National Forest Products Industry Association, China Stone Material Industry Association, China Building Sanitary Ceramics Association, the Association of Architecture Decoration of China, and the Beijing Carpet Association. This international event encompasses all sectors of the industry.

Attendance is free to the trade and the website includes useful information for all visitors. The exhibitor registration deadline for Floor Coverings 2002 is August 15, 2002. Contact Dave Spreen by phone 707-445-2244 or on Internet at www.davespreen.com/china/fc2002 for more details.

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Press Release : Dave Spreen Enterprises Partners with Alliance Trading

Jan. 28, 2002 (Kneeland, CA) - Dave Spreen's Flooring Resources and Alliance Trading Company have formed a partnership to offer import/export services for their flooring industry clients in the US and China. The new venture made its debut as exhibitors at Floor Coverings 2001 in Beijing last September.

The initial focus has been to expose US firms to the growing engineered and solid hardwood flooring products available from China. Alliance's Shanghai Everglory Trading Co., Ltd represents manufacturers utilizing advanced processing technology with state-of-the-art machinery from Germany, Italy, Sweden and Finland. Materials and manufacturing processes conform to the highest European standards.

The Spreen/Alliance partnership has unified several major hardwood flooring manufacturers in China through the Everglory Trading Company and plans to reach an annual production capacity of 3.0 million sq. meters(about one fourth of the national production), consolidate the purchasing channels, and provide import/export services. Additional negotiations are in progress with manufacturers to expand product offerings in both hard and soft floor coverings.

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing is opening new opportunities for US manufacturers to export to China. A rapidly growing middle and upper income segment of the population are buying foreign made flooring products, especially from European manufacturers. This exposure has increased demand for US products as well. The Spreen/Alliance partnership can facilitate those companies interested in entering this new market as well.

About the companies:

Dave Spreen's Flooring Resources is a division of Dave Spreen Enterprises, Inc., which offers media/show representation, consulting, and import/export services. Dave Spreen has over 20 years experience in the flooring industry, is the US correspondent for Floors in Africa Magazine and the US agent for the Floor Coverings in Beijing trade show.

Alliance Trading Co., Ltd. and its Shanghai representative office, Everglory Trading Co., Ltd., provide import/export services to customers throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Established in Hong Kong in 1989, Alliance has also engaged in bulk trading of steel, lumber, non-ferrous metals, coal and other commodities.

Media contact: Dave Spreen, phone 707-445-2244.

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