Program Celebrates Emerging Leaders in the Tile & Stone Industry
(ARLINGTON, VA—November 16, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, is seeking nominations for its 2017 group of “Coverings Rock Stars,” an award that recognizes the best up-and-coming young professionals in the tile and stone industry. Selected by a committee of industry leaders, each outstanding individual will be awarded based on his or her impact on the tile and stone industry along with previous industry recognition.
“Now in its third year, this program highlights the industry’s greatest young leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors, and game-changers,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “This next generation of professionals is laying the groundwork for the future of the industry, and we’re looking forward to celebrating their talents and achievements at Coverings.”
Rock Star nominees must be 35 or younger, and currently employed by or as an architect, designer, distributor, retailer, contractor, installer, fabricator, specifier, trade association, or manufacturer in the tile and stone industry. Nominators must also be active and experienced in the tile and stone industry.
Award winners will receive a one-night hotel stay in Orlando to attend Coverings, will be featured in online and onsite promotions and will be honored, along with their nominators, at an awards breakfast at Coverings.
To nominate a qualified individual, complete a submission form at coverings.com/RockStars. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 6, 2017.
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Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.
Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.
Coverings 2017 takes place April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.