Retailers

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Gain a better understanding of the products your customers want and how they can effectively be used with free educational sessions. Explore 9 miles of the latest trends and styles in the tile & stone industry to find the products your customers will love. You belong at Coverings.

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

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Participate in the industry’s top training and free education program.

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Discover how industry product standards impact you and your business. 

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Build relationships while networking with your suppliers and customers.

Free Education Sessions for Retailers Included:

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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 

 

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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 retailers 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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May 8-11
2018
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