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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
S320A
Industry standards and guidelines are living documents, ever changing due to increased knowledge and field experience; improved testing capabilities; new products, technologies, and techniques available;...
Moderator:  
Executive Director
Tile Council of North America
Panelist(s):  
Technical Director
MIA+BSI
Owner
Fox Ceramic Tile, Inc.
Executive Vice President - Operations, Tile, Stone and Pre-Construction
David Allen Company
Handbook Technical Content Manager
Tile Council of North America
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S230A
Information and Training In this digitally-directed, Instagramm-ed and Pinterest-ed world, color and design trends can be communicated almost instantaneously to consumers or clients who are...
Speaker(s):  
Executive Director
Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demo by Custom Building Products.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by NTCA.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte Session to learn to leverage LinkedIn to your professional purposes.
  • Connecting for success - Using LinkedIn to grow your marketing
  • Building a...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Brand Marketing
Crossville, Inc.
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Appreciation Lounge - Booth 3958
Join the Builder and Remodeler Appreciation Day tour of the exhibit floor as Dean and Derek take you around the show floor to experience the...
Speaker(s):  
Dean & Derek
Dean & Derek
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by ARDEX.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Picture this: Your customers are among Instagram's 510 million active monthly users. They're busily liking photos (to the tune of 4.2 billion per day), including...
Speaker(s):  
Owner and Founder
Tileometry
Founder & CEO
MSG2MKT
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by MAPEI.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Contractor Lounge - Booth 4437
Join us as we present our contractors tour for native Spanish speakers. Visit the exhibit floor for the latest in machinery, installation materials and tools....
Speaker(s):  
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Whether you are an industry professional, manufacturer, retailer, press or service provider – you need to know the latest tools, tricks and trends for navigating...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Vice President
Frank Advertising
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by Laticrete.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte Session to learn to use LinkedIn to recruit professionals and be an industry thought leaders.
  • Learn to use LinkedIn to connect with...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Brand Marketing
Crossville, Inc.
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by Noble Company.
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Blogs focus on topics of a mostly technical nature in a less structure, more immediate manner than "official" channels like company technical data sheets (TDSs),...
Speaker(s):  
Sustainability Manager, LEED Green Associate
MAPEI Americas
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by QEP.
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by Bostik.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320E
Advancements in cutting-edge digital technology and the revival of artisanal processes have collided to transform the look and application of tile, creating limitless opportunities for...
Moderator:  
Senior Editor
Metropolis
Panelist(s):  
Manager, Promotional Activities
Ceramics of Italy and Cersaie
Vice President, Marketing
Crossville, Inc.
Design and Technical Consultant
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330C
Business owners know the key to improving sales is by asking sales people to set goals, achieve results, and forecast future opportunities. Today, smart companies...
Speaker(s):  
CEO
C-Suite Analytics
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320G
Installing natural stone tile is exactly like installing ceramic tile, right? Everything is the same expect for the different tolerances, different adhesive requirements, different coverage...
Speaker(s):  
Technical Director
MIA+BSI
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S230A
Gauged Porcelain Tile is the new name for thin tile! Standards for the tile and installation process include new requirements. There are important things distributors,...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Technical Services
MAPEI Americas
Director of Technical Services
Crossville Inc.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330A
One of the biggest risks to a company in a low-margin construction economy is executing a project differently than how it was estimated (and vice...
Speaker(s):  
Management Consultant
FMI Corporation
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration by Laticrete.
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Miracle Sealants.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S320A
During the economic downturn much of designers' work was overseas. Now that work is plentiful at home, what have we learned from designing abroad which...
Moderator:  
Deputy Editor
Interior Design
Panelist(s):  
Leader
Hospitality Design
Principal
Assembly Design
Principal
Belzberg Architects
Vice President, Director of Interior Architects
HKS, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330C
Payroll costs account for approximately sixty percent of total operating expenses for the typical distributor. Clearly, the ability to generate maximum productivity from this expense...
Speaker(s):  
Chairman and President
Distribution Performance Project
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S320G
How are the tile and stone industries addressing the OSHA silica rule change? What are leading fabricators and installers doing NOW to reduce silica exposure...
Speaker(s):  
President
Stone Interiors
CEO
MIA+BSI
Vice President
CCS Stone
Accreditation and Technical Manager
MIA+BSI
Executive Vice President - Operations, Tile, Stone and Pre-Construction
David Allen Company
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330A
Consumers and project owners are increasingly requesting certified tile installers to be on their projects. Language recommending certification is now included in many industry specifications....
Speaker(s):  
Director of Certification and Traiining
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
S310F
This will be a hands on training program that covers the skills that will be required for the proper installation of large form gauged porcelain...
Moderator:  
Director of Technical Services
Crossville Inc.
Panelist(s):  
President
European Tile Masters
Project Manager
Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Technical & Installation Manager
Crossville, Inc.
Technical Services Manager
MAPEI Americas
Training Coordinator
Nor, CA,Tile Industry/ JATC
Partner/Co inventor/
MLT System
Director of Certification and Traiining
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
Technical Services Training Manager
CUSTOM Building Products
MLT System
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Custom Building Products.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Schluter Systems.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Nuheat.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by ARDEX.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Bostik

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S320E
Ceramic tiles are no strangers to the trend witnessed in recent years in numerous products from the so-called traditional industrial sectors: the search for new...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Researcher
Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S320G
Want to hear about the designs that made the judges swoon? Or what about the technical challenges in an award winning installation to help hone...
Moderator:  
Editorial Director
Stone World/Contemporary Stone & Tile Design/TILE Magazine, BNP Media
Speaker(s):  
Senior Associate
Kirksey Architecture
Twin City Tile and Marble
Newman Brothers Construction
Twin City Tile and Marble
Vice President
Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Owner
Blue Pearl Stone
Blue Pearl Stone
Materials Selection Specialist
Blue Pearl Stone
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S230A
From countertops to skyscrapers, the use of natural stone is a well accepted building material in the US. Especially in these lean construction years, it...
Speaker(s):  
President and Owner
Stone Trends International
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S330A
As technology continues to develop in the tile industry, it becomes increasingly challenging to achieve successful installations. Product knowledge is now just as important as...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Education Director
National Tile Contractors Association
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S330C
The presentation is to be comprised of two sections. The first section, by Donato Grosser, presents the current situation of the ceramic tile market: US...
Speaker(s):  
President
Grosser Consulting
President
Marketing Insights, LLC
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S320A
John Czarnecki, Editor in Chief, Contract, will sit down with one of the hospitality industry's most progressive thought leaders, Todd-Avery Lenahan for an intimate chat...
Speaker(s):  
Editor in Chief
Contract Magazine
Founder
TAL-Studio
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S330C
Most companies are seeing health benefit expenses continue to rise annually by double digits to become one of their top line items in their budget....
Speaker(s):  
Senior Vice President
Midwest Practice, Roundstone Insurance
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Roundstone Insurance
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S330A
Launched in 2016, the Natural Stone Promotional Campaign has resulted in dozens of positive stories about natural stone being published in both online and print...
Moderator:  
CEO
MIA+BSI
Panelist(s):  
Communications Manager
MIA+BSI
Natural Stone and Materials Consultant
Lurveys Landscape Supply
Vice President
Northern Stone Supply
Consultant
Big Fish Consulting
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S320E
The goal of most organizations is to have a robust workforce that supports the right people in the right positions and a set of systems...
Speaker(s):  
Management Consultant
FMI Corporation
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S230A
This educational session will focus on the latest design trends and the installation of tiled shower systems. It will provide an overview of the features...
Speaker(s):  
Sr. Director of Technical Services
LATICRETE International Inc
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Dependable.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by MAPEI.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Connecting to a larger group with similar passions can only ignite your own – whether in a small circle, regionally or nationally. What can a...
Speaker(s):  
Project Manager
Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Owner
Kyle's Tiles LLC
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Appreciation Lounge - Booth 3958
Join Coverings' Industry Ambassador, Alena Capra, as she leads you on a tour of the exhibit floor showcasing the latest trends in tile and stone...
Speaker(s):  
Industry Ambassador, Coverings
Alena Capra Designs
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Contractor Lounge - Booth 4437
Join the Contractor and Installer Day Tour of the exhibit floor as we showcase the latest in machinery, installation materials and tools. After the tour,...
Speaker(s):  
Assistant Executive Director
National Tile Contractors Association
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Blogs focus on topics of a mostly technical nature in a less structure, more immediate manner than "official" channels like company technical data sheets (TDSs),...
Speaker(s):  
Sustainability Manager, LEED Green Associate
MAPEI Americas
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Laticrete.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Learn tips and tricks to promote their business, connect with professionals, and stay in touch with their network on the hottest social media platforms. Attendees...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Account Executive
Sharp Communications
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by LATICRETE.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Miracle Sealants.
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte session to learn how you can use social media tools to not only tap into the minds of your customers and potential...
Speaker(s):  
Project Manager
Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Owner
Kyle's Tiles LLC
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320A
Extreme weather events and sea level rise are increasingly threatening coastal cities. In the context of completed and proposed projects, this panel will explore a...
Moderator:  
Senior Editor
Architectural Record
Panelist(s):  
Senior Project Architect, Senior Associate
Perkins + Will
Architectural/Urban Designer
Waggonner & Ball
Principal-CEO
Borges Architects + Associates
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330A
Tile and stone retailers face major challenges in today's competitive market. From legions of competitors-both online and off - to consumers who are more price-sensitive...
Speaker(s):  
Principal
24-7 Floors
Flooring Success Systems
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330C
Working in a family business can be a challenge. Why are some businesses successful, while others struggle? What are the best practices? Join a panel...
Moderator:  
Owner
Malisani Inc.
Panelist(s):  
Vice President
International Stoneworks Inc
Partner
United Marble Fabricators
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S230A
Leaders drive culture, world-class and zero-incident success in safety, but how is it accomplished? This talk addresses three primary dimensions that relate to leadership, engagement,...
Speaker(s):  
Consultant and Coach
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320E
The type of grout specified on your project can mean the difference between success and failure as standard grouts are easily affected by tile types,...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Director, Technical Services
Custom Building Products
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Custom Building Products.
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Noble Company.
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by wedi.
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by MAPEI.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S320G
Increasingly, big brands are enlisting the support of architects and designers to be Brand Ambassadors?spokespeople that are representing the brand through publicity, social media, and...
Moderator:  
Sr. Vice President & Regional Director
Sharp Communications
Panelist(s):  
Interior Designer and Blogger
Cozy Stylish Chic
Founder, Creative Director
Kim Lewis Designs
NKBA Spokesperson, Interior Designer, Blogger
Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330A
Want your showroom to shine to its potential? Then this course is for you! You'll learn the dos and don'ts of showroom planning, including the...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Trend and Design
MS International
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330C
This interactive forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your fabricator colleagues many of the challenges involved in the market. The session will include...
Moderator:  
Founder
Atlas Marble Co.
Panelist(s):  
Owner
Ontra Stone Concepts
Owner
Marian Stone Inc.
Principal
Rockin'teriors
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S230A
Many leaders want to better understand the key dimensions of world-class and even zero-incident safety. This talk will go deeper and broader into the various...
Speaker(s):  
Consultant and Coach
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S320E
It is becoming more difficult to find quality tile installers on the open market. Many contracting companies are now turning towards resources available to them...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Education Coordinator
National Tile Contractors Association
Training and Education Director
National Tile Contractors Association
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Schluter Systems.
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Bostik.
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by ARDEX.
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Custom Building Products.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Nuheat.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S230A
Aesthetics and performance are generally primary considerations for product selection criteria. But what about ongoing maintenance and upkeep? What does that do to the ease...
Speaker(s):  
Design and Technical Consultant
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S330A
Join Stacy Garcia, an internationally renowned designer and forecasting expert, as she presents the top trends for Fall 2017. Learn the impact of color and...
Speaker(s):  
Founder
StacyGarcia, Inc.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S330C
One of the most important aspects to running a successful business is understanding what metrics are important to measure and how to measure your company...
Speaker(s):  
Owner
Stone Interiors
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S320E
Gain an understanding of basic membrane application, selection and standards through the four basic questions: When, Where, Why and What. - WHEN is a membrane...
Speaker(s):  
Business Development Product Line Manager
Sheet Membranes, MAPEI Americas
Technical Services Manager
MAPEI Americas
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S320A
Professional Tile Installation companies understand how important it is to follow best practices and industry standards. These valuable reference materials provide important information that can...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Education Director
National Tile Contractors Association
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
S320G
Con el constante desarrollo tecnológico en la industria de las baldosas, es cada vez más difícil instalar baldosas exitosamente. Tener un conocimiento del producto es...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
Superintendent
David Allen Company
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S320A
Kim Lewis, the "Little Lady with Big Ideas" is best known for her work on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and FYI's "Tiny House Nation"....
Speaker(s):  
Founder, Creative Director
Kim Lewis Designs
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S330A
The future belongs to companies that create messages that resonate and experiences that drive loyalty out of a mutual respect for each other. This presentation...
Speaker(s):  
The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S330C
Want to expand your outreach to architects and interior designers? Have you ever had difficulty getting an appointment at a large firm in your area?...
Speaker(s):  
Stone Sales Specialist
Daltile
CEU Administrator
MIA+BSI
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S320E
Discipline Leader, FMI The Risk environment in construction is volatile, and it takes only one major occurrence to put you out of business. Understand what...
Speaker(s):  
Management Consultant, FMI Peer Group Discipline Leader, Risk Management Practice
FMI
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S230A
This session offers a unique experience to understanding some of the most common tile and stone related care and maintenance problems; how to fix them...
Speaker(s):  
Business Development Manager
Custom Building Products
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
S320G
Cada vez más, tanto los consumidores como los propietarios de los proyectos solicitan instaladores de baldosas certificados para sus proyectos. Muchas especificaciones de la industria...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
Superintendent
David Allen Company
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Laticrete.
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Custom Building Products.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
S320A
Hotels. F&B. Wellness. Hear from three experts how these pillars of hospitality are changing to meet the needs of today's experience-seeking guests. From community building...
Moderator:  
Founder
StacyGarcia, Inc.
Panelist(s):  
Principal
Glen & Co Architecture
Senior Designer
Puccini Group
Principal, Owner
EoA, Inc.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Whether you are an industry professional, manufacturer, retailer, press or service provider – you need to know the latest tools, tricks and trends for navigating...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Vice President
Frank Advertising
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Contractor Lounge - Booth 4437
Join the Contractor and Installer Day Tour of the exhibit floor as we showcase the latest in machinery, installation materials and tools. After the tour,...
Speaker(s):  
Assistant Executive Director
National Tile Contractors Association
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte Session to learn to leverage LinkedIn to your professional purposes.
  • Connecting for success - Using LinkedIn to grow your marketing
  • Building a...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Brand Marketing
Crossville, Inc.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Schluter Systems.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Gain tips and tricks for creating a meaningful and engaging social media campaign. From content to collaboration, Danielle will go over her 6-Cs to Success....
Speaker(s):  
President
Novita Communications
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by iQ Power Tools.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Picture this: Your customers are among Instagram's 510 million active monthly users. They're busily liking photos (to the tune of 4.2 billion per day), including...
Speaker(s):  
Owner and Founder
Tileometry
Founder & CEO
MSG2MKT
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Laticrete.
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte Session to learn to use LinkedIn to recruit professionals and be an industry thought leaders.
  • Learn to use LinkedIn to connect with...
Speaker(s):  
Director of Brand Marketing
Crossville, Inc.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330A
When work, or life in general, throw us into rough water, our natural reaction is to swim as hard and fast as we can for...
Speaker(s):  
Co-President
Park Industries
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320A
Join Marc Thee, Co-Founder and Principal of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, for a presentation on current trends in coverings and how he takes tile product beyond...
Speaker(s):  
Co-Founder and Principal
Marc-Michaels Interior Design
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S330C
The consumer is savvier than ever. They do their research online, they know what they want and they expect knowledgeable, professional salespeople who can be...
Speaker(s):  
President
University of Ceramic Tile and Stone
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Miles Distributors
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320E
Although they need to have a solid foundation of technical knowledge, the most successful project managers have also developed strong management, leadership and business skills...
Speaker(s):  
Management Consultant, FMI Peer Group Discipline Leader, Risk Management Practice
FMI
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S230A
It is impossible to have a quality tile or stone installation without a properly prepared and suitable substrate. This program will cover industry recognized substrates...
Speaker(s):  
Technical Support Manager
TEC\H.B. Fuller Construction Products
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S320G
Es imposible tener una instalación de baldosa o piedra de calidad sin haber preparado y elegido adecuadamente el sustrato. Este programa abarcará los sustratos reconocidos...
Speaker(s):  
Area Technical Manager
TEC\H.B. Fuller Construction Products
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Bostik.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Bostik.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by wedi.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S230A
The panelists will be committee members and/or involved in various aspects of this category from different segments of the business such as Distribution / Tile...
Panelist(s):  
President
European Tile Masters
Vice President, Northeast
David Allen Company
Marketing Associate
MS International
Training Coordinator
Nor, CA,Tile Industry/ JATC
Director of Technical Services
Crossville Inc.
Director of Industry Development
International Masonry Institute
Technical Services Training Manager
CUSTOM Building Products
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Installation Design Showcase - Booth 458
Meet with the leading designers and NTCA Five Star contractors who have collaborated on the Installation Design Showcase and learn what it takes to pull...
Speaker(s):  
President
Welch Tile and Marble
Director of Operations
J&R Tile
Founder, Creative Director
Kim Lewis Designs
Owner & Principal
The Georgia Pear Interiors
Blue Tree Home
President, Operations Director
Visalia Ceramic Tile Inc
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330A
Knowledge is power. Knowing the products you sell allows you to provide the right solution to your customer's needs and identify you as a trusted...
Speaker(s):  
President / CEO
QM Resources / MARINA & CARRARA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S330C
Have you ever had business disagreements about the import or export of stone? MIA+BSI has joined with leading stone companies to create comprehensive standards, guidelines,...
Speaker(s):  
President
Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S310F
Many new tools have been introduced in the tile industry that allows for faster, safer and more professional installations. This session will offer a variety...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Education Director
National Tile Contractors Association
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S320E
One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses today is providing quality healthcare to employees without overtaxing your bottom line. But what do you need...
Speaker(s):  
Insperity
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S310F
Recientemente se han introducido muchas herramientas nuevas en la industria de las baldosas que permiten hacer instalaciones más rápidas, seguras y profesionales. Esta sesión ofrecerá...
Speaker(s):  
Training and Technical Consultant
National Tile Contractors Association
Superintendent
David Allen Company
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by ARDEX.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Merkrete.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Kemper System.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by MAPEI.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
S230A
Our physical surroundings have a significant impact on our behaviors, decisions, and overall health and wellness. Using research to evaluate organizational behavior, and LEED and...
Speaker(s):  
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Miracle Sealants.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Destination Lounge, South Foyer (S222)
After the keynote by Randy Fiser, CEO, ASID, join ASID and Interior Design Magazine for cocktails and conversation at 5:30pm in the Destination Lounge.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
S320E
When specifying tile, it is important to consider its many attributes and how they relate to sustainability. It's not just the environment-human well-being, aesthetics, and...
Moderator:  
Director, Standards Development & Sustainability Initiatives
Tile Council of North America
Speaker(s):  
Sustainability Manager
Confindustria Ceramica
Sustainability Manager, LEED Green Associate
MAPEI Americas
Environmental Sustainablity
MAPEI Italy
Design and Technical Consultant
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
S230A
Do you think you know what your customers really need, want and desire? Is that a great product? A great price? Efficient service? If only...
Speaker(s):  
President and Owner
Dionco Inc.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
S330C
Exterior environments including balconies, patios, porches, swimming pool surrounds, etc. present some of the most difficult environments for tile and stone installations. Northern regions can...
Speaker(s):  
Managing Director
Gutjahr Systems GmbH
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
S330A
There's Power in Your Brand - What's Your Personal Brand? What do others say about you when you are not in the room? Is your...
Speaker(s):  
Sales Director
M S International
Director of Marketing
Coldspring
Director of Sales
Miller Druck Specialty Contracting
Founder & CEO
Impact Consulting, LLC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
S320E
As we have seen an increase in use of LVT in both residential and commercial projects, there has been no shortage of attempts to claim...
Speaker(s):  
Industry Ambassador, Coverings
Alena Capra Designs
Design and Technical Consultant
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
S230A
Retail today has all the elements of a great movie — drama, high-tech, and a storyline - including, if we are doing it right, plenty...
Speaker(s):  
President and Owner
Dionco Inc.
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by MAPEI.
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by ARDEX.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Gain tips and tricks for creating a meaningful and engaging social media campaign. From content to collaboration, Chris will go over her 6-Cs to Success....
Speaker(s):  
President
Novita Communications
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Appreciation Lounge - Booth 3958
The stone industry is always changing and a company's success can be based on their understanding of new and innovative products. During this interactive tour,...
Speaker(s):  
President
Stone Interiors
Owner
Malisani Inc.
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by NTCA.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Learn tips and tricks to promote their business, connect with professionals, and stay in touch with their network on the hottest social media platforms. Attendees...
Speaker(s):  
Senior Account Executive
Sharp Communications
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Custom Building Products.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Connecting to a larger group with similar passions can only ignite your own – whether in a small circle, regionally or nationally. What can a...
Speaker(s):  
Project Manager
Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Owner
Kyle's Tiles LLC
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Miracle Sealants.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Appreciation Lounge - Booth 3958
How do fabricators train their employees for success? What are the “industry standards”? Where do you go if you found an installation failure in a...
Speaker(s):  
Accreditation and Technical Manager
MIA+BSI
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Coverings Connect - Booth 1568
Join this Byte session to learn how you can use social media tools to not only tap into the minds of your customers and potential...
Speaker(s):  
Project Manager
Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Owner
Kyle's Tiles LLC
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Installation Demo Stage - Booth 3135
Live demonstration presented by Bostik.

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