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Coverings Announces Featured Sessions for 2021

Posted on 18 May 2021 by cradmin

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced a lineup of informative sessions, some offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs), for Coverings 2021. Attendees of the event can benefit from an extensive offering of featured educational sessions highlighted in three tracks: Installation & Fabrication, Workforce & Profits and Materials & Trends. All of the learning opportunities are geared to provide eager show-goers with the relevant education they need to excel in today’s highly competitive tile, stone and design marketplace.

The Installation & Fabrication sessions at Coverings 2021 will provide attendees a wealth of information regarding industry best practices and cutting-edge techniques in installation and fabrication. Select sessions in these categories include, but are not limited to, “Tile Talks with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA),” a lively and interactive open forum moderated and coordinated with NTCA technical trainers, featuring an emphasis on issues that are common in Florida and the Southeast; “State of the Stone Industry,” during which attendees can learn first-hand how industry leaders and peers are addressing matters ranging from government regulation, competing product challenges and forecasting market growth; “Trials and Tribulations of Tile Installations: A North American Perspective,” which will cover various tile challenges trade professionals have experienced in the United States and Canada during recent years; “Fabricator Forum Breakout Session,” an interactive session geared towards fabricators which will include technical, business administration and marketing breakout discussion groups and more.

“No matter your role in the tile and stone industry, whether it be contractor, installer, fabricator, architect, remodeler, or beyond, there is a great deal of information to gain by attending the Installation & Fabrication sessions at Coverings 2021,” said Bart Bettiga, executive director of the NTCA.

The Workforce & Profits sessions are designed to help attendees discover new and successful business practices and tactics to better grow and manage their business. Workforce & Profits sessions that should not be missed at Coverings 2021 include, “Recognize the Problem–Identifying Sales & Marketing Misalignment,” which will emphasize the importance of synergy and coordination between sales and marketing teams; “Managing a Family Business,” a robust panel discussion addressing challenges and best practices when running a family business; “Hard Surface Industry Town Hall,” which will be conducted by industry leaders and review key topics essential for the growth of natural hard surface products, including tile, natural stone and wood flooring; and “How to Increase Business Leads and Secure New Projects Through Material Bank,” a discussion with experts from Material Bank, the world’s largest building material marketplace, with many insights about how to generate leads and evolve with changes in the market.

The Materials & Trends sessions at Coverings 2021 will focus on the breathtaking world of tile and stone. Select sessions will include, “Global Tile Trends,” a highly-anticipated and popular annual discussion among international tile experts to explore the latest trends and projects, pointing to where the tile industry is headed next; “Designer Talk: Don’t Fake It When You Make It–Reasons to Choose Natural Products,” which will explore the use of natural products as a key building material; “Environmental Responsibility, Human Wellness, Resilience–Hot Topics in Green Building and How the Tile Industry Fits,” an exploration of how green building principles, rooted in conservation, climate change awareness and bio diversity, have grown to now accept the idea of human wellness; “Plastic Based Materials (PBM)–Safety and Performance Issues with Not So Luxurious Vinyl Tile (LVT),” a session that will discuss performance and health issues associated with plastic flooring such as LVT.  

“Coverings 2021 Materials & Trends sessions are designed to inspire, inform and educate attendees in today’s fast-paced design industry and business climate,” said Alena Capra, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer and Coverings spokesperson. “Because so many of the sessions offer complimentary CEUs, the sessions at Coverings 2021 are can’t-miss opportunities.”  

Coverings’ robust educational offerings span all industry segments with comprehensive learning objectives and results. Attendees are advised to review the Coverings 2021 schedule to see all Coverings’ complimentary education sessions. Visit the Coverings website for more information about onsite and virtual opportunities taking place during Coverings 2021.

For more information and to register for Coverings 2021 at no cost, visit coverings.com.

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Coverings Extends 2021 Award Submissions Deadline

Posted on 09 December 2020 by cradmin3

Given that Coverings 2021, the premier tile and stone trade event in North America, is now scheduled to take place July 7-9, the deadline to submit projects to the 2021 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards or to nominate a young emerging leader to the 2021 Coverings Rock Star program has been moved to Friday, March 26, 2021.

The 2021 CID Awards recognize and award projects featuring tile & stone that feature beautiful design and impeccable installation. As always, multiple entries are accepted and there is no cost to enter.

Winners in each category will receive industry recognition and accolades, features in various media outlets, and a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021.

If you know of a young industry talent that has a bright future in the tile & stone industry, nominate them to be a Coverings Rock Star. They must be 35 years or younger and currently working in the industry.

Selected Rock Stars will receive industry accolades, a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021, and unique professional development opportunities.

All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, March 26. No submissions will be accepted after this date and no extensions will be granted.

You may also be interested in this article: ISFA Announces Annual Award Winners

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Coverings 2021 Announces New Dates

Posted on 18 November 2020 by cradmin

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced Coverings 2021 will now take place July 7-9, 2021, in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

Coverings made the decision to reschedule the event, which was originally planned for April 13-16, 2021, after feedback from the Coverings community included overwhelming, positive sentiment that rescheduling the event would yield the best possible platform for everyone involved and minimize risk to event participants.

“We are excited with the new date for Coverings 2021 as rescheduling reaffirms Coverings’ commitment to produce a safe, in-person event to unite the tile and stone industry,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies LLC, the event management firm for Coverings. “The show management team and Coverings’ owners are working diligently to have a safe and successful Coverings 2021 event, and we are available to answer questions.”

Coverings, its vendor partners, and the Orange County Convention Center are closely monitoring policy updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local government state, and federal mandates. For more information on Coverings’ safety measures, please visit Coverings’ COVID-19 webpage.

Registration to attend Coverings 2021 and reservations for official Coverings hotels will be open and available at coverings.com in mid-January 2021.

A comprehensive, onsite education program is being planned to further the business goals of Coverings 2021 attendees. Selected educational content and access to exhibitors will be available online for those who prefer to attend virtually.

You may also be interested in this article: TISE Announces 2021 Show Agenda

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TISE Announces 2021 Show Agenda

Posted on 05 November 2020 by cradmin3

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo announced that it is producing a virtual event over the previously scheduled January event dates with an online product-focused program and content line-up. This unique industry event will go live January 26-28, 2021, offering attendees the opportunity to connect and preview products while enjoying creative, immersive experiences. Attendees will also be able to return to the show site until February 17 to watch more on-demand content and drop business cards.

The in-person TISE event has been rescheduled and will take place June 16-18, 2021at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event is a discovery for the senses as brands present their newest product launches, expanded product lines, equipment innovations, tools, and technology, the latest in installation techniques and so much more

Additionally, TISE has launched a TV product broadcasting network, streaming all original programming year-round.

You may also be interested in this article: Coverings Calls for CID & Rock Star Submissions

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IWF Announces Virtual Trade Show

Posted on 12 August 2020 by cradmin3

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has announced the launch of its new virtual trade show, IWF Connect. Starting Monday, October 26 and continuing through October 30, 2020, IWF Connect will provide access to hundreds of exhibitors offering the global woodworking industry’s newest products, technologies, innovations and solutions. Find exactly what you need to advance your business, and interact with exhibitors at your convenience.

During IWF Connect attendees will be able to network with exhibitors through live chat and meetings, see live product demonstrations and attend webinars.

Registration for the event grants attendees access to new product discoveries, online events, exclusive deals and much more. The virtual trade show is available on your schedule, and easily organized through the customizable My IWF Connect Show Planner. Registration opens September 1, 2020.

You may also be interested in this article: Coverings Connected Returns

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Crossville Launches Virtually Crossville

Posted on 05 May 2020 by cradmin3

Crossville, Inc. has launched Virtually Crossville, an online experience offering on-demand content created and curated to help fill the void left by this year’s canceled industry trade shows.

“By the time shows were canceled, our trade show team was all packed up and ready to ship many parts of our spring booths. Msg2Mkt – our public relationship firm – saw a great opportunity in photographing the components and bringing a branded event experience to customers online,” explained Lindsey Waldrep, VP of marketing for Crossville.

The idea of Virtually Crossville grew to include other elements to replicate the valuable content and engagement that in-person conferences and expos nurture.

Waldren continued, “We rounded out Virtually Crossville with lots of trends information and inspiration, as well as exclusive educational sessions targeted for distributors, retailers, and designers. We even include items that participants can download and a giveaway opportunity for those who want to submit unique pattern designs.”

The Virtually Crossville experience is comprised of four distinct modules:
– Virtual booth tours
– Trends insights
– Education sessions
– Show & Share opportunities

For more information on Virtually Crossville, visit https://www.crossvilleinc.com/VirtuallyCrossville

You may also be interested in this article: Caesarstone Introduces Master of Stone Program

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Coverings Cancels Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on 18 March 2020 by cradmin

Coverings has been monitoring the domestic and global developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic for several weeks. 

The health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees are very important to Coverings. Given the public health emergency we are currently facing, we believe the only prudent action at this time is for Coverings to cancel for 2020.

As you can imagine, this was a very difficult decision. Coverings has been providing connections, education, and a global marketplace for the tile and stone industry for more than 30 years. However, with the limitations to travel, the recommendations regarding mass gatherings, and concern for the health and safety of the Coverings community, we have decided cancelling is the only course of action.

Coverings asks for your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty, as there are many complexities involved in this decision which we are working to resolve.

Coverings is, as always, committed to the education and promotion of the tile and stone industry. Although the public health concerns caused by this pandemic have impacted Coverings 2020, we look forward to engaging with the Coverings community moving forward to ensure a robust industry and show for 2021.

Please monitor Coverings website, social media channels and future press releases as we work toward a successful Coverings in April 2021.

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KBISNeXT Stage Announces Line-up

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KBISNeXT Stage Announces Line-up

Posted on 27 September 2019 by cradmin

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has announced the lineup planned for the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage. A cornerstone of the KBISNeXT Experience and one of the show’s most popular destinations, the KBISNeXT™ Stage delves into provocative industry topics and brings a whole new energy to the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, throughout the three-day show, January 21-23, 2020. More than 15 programs, including four awards events, 50+ industry-leading voices and personalities, and topics ranging from health and wellness and resilient design to business development make up the 2020 roster.

The KBISNeXT™ Stage is free to all registrants. Following is a preview of the sessions scheduled for the 2020 KBISNeXT Stage:

Panel Discussions and Presentations

Death to Neutrals? Fearless Design and Bold Business
Color is back and brighter than ever. Learn from designers who aren’t afraid of mixing it up to make a BIG impact! Think big to stand out. Tap into fearlessness to find your niche, develop your personal design aesthetic and grow your brand.

DesignBites
Ten of the most innovative kitchen and bath brands take the stage for a rapid-fire introduction of their newest product launches. Plus, where are they now? Host Kelli Ellis celebrates the 5th anniversary of DesignBites with a look back at some of the program’s most successful participants.

The Dawn of a Decade
Five things you need to know about the next phase of living at home. We’ll be diving into the future of design, technology, wellness, AI and how they intersect to impact our lives and businesses.

The Design Connection 101 — Behind the wall
We’re changing the conversation between designers and home-technology integrators. Here’s what you need to know to plug in and leverage relationships with the supporting industries to grow your piece of the project pie.

A Conversation with Matthew Quinn
Join Chelsie Butler, executive editor of KBB Magazine, and KBB’s “Person of the Year,” Matthew Quinn, principal of Design Galleria and the Matthew Quinn Collection, as they dish about design and his newest projects, programs and partners.

Power in Partnerships — Building Relationships Between Brands and Designers
The KBISNeXT Stage is jumping into matchmaking! We’ll discuss partnerships between brands and designers. Learn how each side can benefit, as well as what to be cautious of when looking to build impactful relationships.

Zero Waste Kitchens: Upcycle and Recycle
Why toss perfectly good appliances, cabinetry, countertops, faucets and lighting fixtures? Keeping these out of landfills is one of the core goals of responsible building, according to the US Green Building Council. So what do you need to know to extend the life of a former project? Learn from the designers who are breathing a second life into gently used kitchens.

The Fine Print
It takes more than a watermark to protect your business, your ingenuity, your style and your profits. Safeguard your work and agreements with tight contracts. Learn how to successfully market your work online and avoid the theft of your intellectual property.

Be the Boss, Build your Brand
Strengthen your skills as a leader in your organization. We’ll share new strategies to help you get the most from your team, nurture an entrepreneurial environment and retain top talent. Potential new clients have many options when selecting whom to trust. To increase your project win rate, you need to know how to set yourself apart in a saturated market. We’ve assembled a high-powered panel of pros who are doing it right.

Avenues to New Revenue: A Road Map to Improving Your Bottom Line
Tap into new revenue sources and learn from successful designers who have launched retail initiatives using online, social and brick-and-mortar methods.

How to Win at Wellness
We’ve curated the top five projects that highlight purpose-driven design. Learn how the masters have tapped into the tech, wellness, and Living In Place markets to drive business growth. Avoid toxic design mistakes, because a truly healthy home starts from the ground up.

Resilient Design: Good Design Saves Lives
From severe weather, wildfires and flooding, resilient design has become a hot topic in design and construction. What steps can we take to mitigate the risk of living in disaster-prone areas?

NKBA Designer Finds
These savvy design pros have scoured the KBIS show floor and are bringing their top finds to the stage! Come see and hear what they discovered.

The Evolution of Social — Social Leaders Group
It’s 2020. Social media should be an important part of your marketing strategy, but getting it right is more complicated than ever. We’ll explore the new rules for content, search, tagging, voice and platform best practices.

Awards and Recognition’s

The winner goes to….the much-anticipated Best of KBIS Awards and Best of KBIS Booth Awards are back once again to honor the game-changing brands and products of the kitchen and bath industry. Also, back after a successful debut in 2019, the 30s Choice Awards makes its return. These NKBA movers and shakers will present awards for the products that inspired them most at the show. New for 2020 is the NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards. The NKBA and KBIS will celebrate the brands and designers who partner to keep gently used kitchens part of the design formula.

Also new for 2020, Houzz is the title sponsor for the KBISNeXT™ Stage.

You may also be interested in this article about the new Design + Tech Connection.

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Coverings Offers Complimentary Registration

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Coverings Offers Complimentary Registration

Posted on 28 January 2019 by cradmin

Attend North America’s Largest Stone & Tile Showcase

When it comes to stone fabrication, collaboration is key. Meeting with customers, negotiating with suppliers, understanding the latest safety standards, and learning new fabrication techniques keeps you thriving and raising the bar.

The tips, techniques, and experts who can help you maximize your time and sharpen your skills are all converging in one place in April, and they’re ready to help you succeed.

Join more than 26,000 other industry professionals April 9-12 in Orlando for Coverings 2019, The Global Tile & Stone Experience. Registration is easy and free, and once you’ve signed up, be sure to access the great Orlando hotel rates.

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2019 Greenbuild Education Committees Call for Expressions of Interest

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2019 Greenbuild Education Committees Call for Expressions of Interest

Posted on 14 November 2018 by cradmin

USGBC is currently seeking professionals who are passionate, inventive and knowledgeable in the design, construction and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to serve on the Greenbuild 2019 Education Events Committee, Program Working Group and Special Programs Working Group. Greenbuild 2019 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 20 to 22, 2019.

Applications are due by Tues., November 27 at 5 p.m. EST.

Interested in being a part of Greenbuild? There are numerous committees and working groups that you can join:

  • The Greenbuild Education Events Committee (EEC) oversees the development of all Greenbuild educational platform opportunities, including events, conferences and summits promoting the adoption of green design, building and operations practices.
  • The Greenbuild Program Working Group (PWG) plays an active role in the development and delivery of educational programming intended to meet the needs of attendees to the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
  • The Greenbuild Special Programs Working Group (SPWG) oversees the development and delivery of innovative educational programs, formats and conference features. This group is charged with the continued evolution of the Greenbuild brand and ensuring cutting-edge conference offerings.

There’s never been a better time to get involved—submit your self-nomination and expand upon your professional background. All committee terms begin in January 2019.

You may also be interested in this article about the Cosentino Design Challenge.

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