Earmarked as the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, Coverings is proud to report an increased attendance and exhibitor numbers at Coverings 2015 in Orlando. More than 25,000 industry professionals attended the week-long expo, April 14-17, 2015, with the conference program beginning April 13. Attendance generated a 10-percent increase from the 2014 show in Las Vegas and a 12-percent increase from 2012, the last year Coverings was held in Orlando.
Emphasizing the growing specification and installation of tile and stone products in projects across the United States, the retailer, contractor & installer, fabricator, and architect & designer segments experienced noteworthy increases compared to 2012, with increases of 11, 8, 8, and 6 percent, respectively.
In addition to impressive attendee growth, Coverings 2015 experienced a surge in the number of exhibitors showcasing innovative new products. In total, Coverings hosted 1,094 exhibitors from 41 countries, representing a 12-percent growth from 2014. Exhibit space spanned 440,000 net square-feet – an 18-percent increase in show floor space from last year.
Coverings 2016 will be held April 18 – 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.