Distributors

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With a global presence extending to over 40 countries, you will be able to meet face to face with existing clients from all over the world, as well as establish and nurture new relationships.  

Attend Coverings to access the FREE business-building resources to help you maintain and drive profits. There is no better educational and purchasing event in North America than Coverings.  

Tile Meeting

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Negotiate the best deals to increase your profits and grow your business.

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Learn from the industry’s top training and free education program.

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Assess how large format tile and product standards impact your business. 

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Build relationships while networking with your suppliers and customers.

Invite Your Customers to Coverings

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Coverings is not only beneficial to growing your business but it’s a great way to enhance your relationship with your customers by providing them with greater insight about trends, innovative product installations and more. Invite your customers to Coverings 2017 using this free, easy to use tool and reap the rewards! For every 10 people that register and verify onsite from one of your invitations, Coverings will give you $100. 

Choose from personalized web banners and evites, or create your own custom printed postcards. Coverings also offers a Distributor Program for those interested in bringing groups of customers. For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Elena Grant with Coverings Show Management at egrant@taffyevents.com or 703-599-8993. 

Invite Customers Now

Listen to an Audio Clip from Harold Yarborough,
President and CEO of D&B Tile Distributors

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Harold Yarborough  

Every year, Harold Yarborough brings 80-100 of his customers to the Coverings Show. After running a 65 year-old company started by his father, David, and being inducted into the CTDA Hall of Fame, he's developed a few philosophies about how to run a successful distributorship. Listen to his brief interview.

Attend Free Education Sessions for Distributors

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Don’t Get Caught Doing What Worked Yesterday When Customers Are Obsessed With What They Want Tomorrow
Presenter: Jim Dion, Dionco Inc.

Retailer Town Hall 
Moderator: Jim Augustus Armstrong
Sponsored by Floor Covering News
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More than Twenty Ways to Compete With the Web for Your Customer's Share of Heart And Wallet
Presenter: Jim Dion, Dionco, Inc.

Annual Forecasting: THE Retention Solution for Keeping Top Talent
Presenter: Dick Finnegan, CEO, C-Suite Analytics and Author, The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention

Paying For Performance or Just Paying
Presenter: Al Bates, Chairman and President, Profit Planning Group

Top 2017 Fall Trends and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Showroom
Presenter: Stacy Garcia, Founder, StacyGarcia, Inc.

Standing Out from Your Competition: CTSS Certification for Your Sales Staff
Presenters: John Zolman, Sales and Marketing Manager, Miles Distributors and Chairman, CTDA Certification Committee; Donato Pompo, University of Ceramic Tile and Stone

Ceramic Tile: Market Forecast and the Economics of Distribution
Presenters: Donato Grosser, President, Grosser Consulting; Santo Torcivia, President, Marketing Insights, LLC

Site Lines – Tips from the Trade on Designing Showrooms
Presenter: Emily Holle, MSI International

How to Build a Customer Centric Business
Presenter: Chris Ramey, Affluent Insights 

Don’t Fight the Whitewater: Leadership Lessons from Turbulent Times
Presenter: Joan Schatz, Co-Leader, Park Industries

Taking Control of Your Health Benefit Spend: An Alternative to Traditional Insurance for Small to Mid-Size Companies
Presenter: Gene Pompili, Senior Vice President, Midwest Practice 

 

Watch the Hospitality Design Session Again

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Revisit your favorite moments from Coverings 2016 keynote session or catch up on the amazing presentation led by Andrew Fay, President & COO of The Gettys Group if you missed it.

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“Trying to get someone to understand why there are pricing differences in tile is challenging. They understand that in other industries but have problems doing so with tile.” -Richard L., Fredericksburg, TX

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Like other distributors who attend Coverings, Richard attends Coverings
to find solutions to his daily challenges and to:

  • Support vendor partners
  • See the latest products and trends
  • Gain perspective on how he's progressing toward goals (since Coverings is after the
    first quarter
  • Network

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