The Coverings 2014 Featured Sessions

The Covering 2014 Featured Speakers (clockwise from top left): Leatrice Eiseman, Nicole Reyhle, Eric Corey Freed, Vincent Marazita, Randy Fizer, Marty Gould, and Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender. 
At Coverings, we are especially proud of the robust group of respected experts that speak on a wide range of topics each year at the show as a part of our conference program. There are over 80 sessions this year – so many that we are starting the program on Monday, April 28, a day before the exhibit hall opens.
We would like to take this opportunity to highlight our seven Featured Sessions. They each provide important and unique vantage points into the latest from the tile and stone industry and should fall high on your priority list as you plan out your show itinerary!
Stone Trends 2014 
Vincent Marazita of Marazita & Associates will provide a view of the market and its trends in this sixteenth annual “State of the Stone Industry” presentation.
Tuesday, April 29, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
A Leading Question: ‘Why Can’t I Generate Leads From the Internet?’
Marty Gould of Focalize Consulting will provide information that will affect how your online communication can drive results for your business.
Wednesday, April 30, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
State of the Design Industry
Randy Fiser, executive vice president and chief executive officer of ASID, will examine where the design industry stands today, as well as where it is headed.
Wednesday, April 30, 4–5 p.m.
New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color/Design Trends
Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute will present an engaging, highly visual program that demonstrates the strongest trends in color and styling families.
Thursday, May 1, 9:15–10:15 a.m.
Maximizing Your Retail Space For Stronger Sales and Customer Engagement
Nicole Reyhle of RetailMinded will share how consumers navigate through retail and studio spaces, providing a realistic understanding of how consumers engage in stores, with store associates and products, and more.
Thursday, May 1, 2:45–3:45 p.m.
Prospering in Turbulent Times: Strategies for Success
Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender of Kizer & Bender Speaking! will share what it takes to be successful with ideas to make your store different, special, and memorable to boost your bottom line.
Friday, May 2, 9–10:30 a.m. 
Designing for the Post-Carbon Economy: It’s Zero or Nothing
Eric Corey Freed of organicARCHITECT will advise a better way to sell your clients on greening their buildings by examining the emotional, psychological and financial reasons why we design the way we do.
Friday, May 2, 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Learn more about the Featured Sessions and all of the entire Coverings 2014 conference program. Register to see these Featured Sessions and much more for free at