Coverings 2021 Featured Conference Sessions Revealed!

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Have you seen the robust lineup of content-rich education sessions planned for Coverings 2021? All tile, stone, and design industry professionals can benefit from Coverings’ extensive offering of featured educational sessions highlighted in three targeted tracks:

  • Installation & Fabrication
  • Materials & Trends
  • Workforce & Profits


All of the learning opportunities are geared to provide attendees with the relevant education they need to excel in today’s highly competitive tile, stone, and design marketplace. All sessions are complimentary and many even offer free CEUs. Here is a sample (and check out the full schedule here)! 

Installation & Fabrication Sessions
These sessions will provide attendees a wealth of information regarding industry best practices and cutting-edge techniques in installation and fabrication.

  • 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
    Attendees will 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
    This session 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!

Materials & Trends Sessions
Last but not least, the Materials & Trends sessions at Coverings 2021 will focus on the breathtaking world of tile and stone.

  • 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
    An exploration of 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 biodiversity, 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)
    Aa session that will discuss performance and health issues associated with plastic flooring such as LVT.
  • And more!

Workforce & Profits Sessions
These offerings are designed to help attendees discover new and successful business practices and tactics to better grow and manage their business.

  • Recognize the Problem–Identifying Sales & Marketing Misalignment
    Attendees will discover 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
    A can’t-miss forum that will review key topics essential for the growth of natural hard surface products, including tile, natural stone and wood flooring.
  • 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.
  • And more!

Check out the full lineup of Coverings 2021 sessions and learn more about what’s planned for this year’s event in the conference brochure:

All Coverings 2021 programming—including education sessions, networking opportunities, and the exhibit hall floor—are completely complimentary. So, what are you waiting for? Join your peers July 7-9 in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. >> Register now at no cost.